What do global ‘megatrends’ such as climate change, migration, urbanisation, continued environmental degradation, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and demographic shifts mean for financing the SDGs? What are the challenges and opportunities?
US$13 billion in rough diamonds are produced every year. Africa supplies over 60% of the world's diamonds. We explain the role of tax inspectors in the extractives value chain to reduce tax abuses for more transparent and ethical diamonds.
The world’s shadow financial system plays a key role in enabling some of the worst abuses of the ocean’s precious resources yet this is rarely front and centre of international policy discussions.
Developing countries lose billions annually through tax avoidance and evasion. New UN-led initiatives are helping but global action is still required
Over the last 15 years, developing countries have increased domestic revenues by on average 14% annually. Domestic revenues of developing economies amounted to USD 7.7 trillion in 2012; that’s USD 6 trillion more than in 2000. Domestic resources are the largest, most important and most stable source of finance for development. Can we expect these resources to keep on increasing in the coming years?
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) lays out the steps the international community promises to take to fund the world’s new sustainable development agenda – to be agreed in New York in September. What does it promise?
The world has drafted a spectacular new ‘to-do’ list of Sustainable Development Goals. Do the SDGs represent a chance for transformational change?
Does the UN expert committee's report offer a sensible strategy for financing the new international development vision? Will the report be the game-changer many civil society organizations want to see? And how far will it support human rights realization for all?
UN experts have drawn up a ‘menu of options’ for financing sustainable development. What do they say?
With the UN’s development goals up for renewal the question of financing is more important than ever