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Financing for Development Matters: Stepping Stones for SDGs

Which are the most crucial policy discussions that are happening around financing for sustainable development? What kind of public and private finances will support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What kind of financial policies or systematic changes have to be enacted in order for the world’s nations to achieve the social, economic and environmental development that is envisioned for the future?


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In September 2015 the world’s countries will agree a development framework that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015. Negotiations are ongoing and the Open Working Group of the United Nations (UN) has already proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main discussions about the content of the future development framework have been concluded. Still, parallel to some fine-tuning on the targets and indicators, negotiations are ongoing about the means of implementation of the post 2015 development framework.


Discussions will take place in several fora during 2015. The first occasion, which is key, is the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-16 July 2015. The outcomes of the Addis Ababa conference will also to a large extent influence the intergovernmental negotiations and agreement on the content of the Post-2015 agenda during the UN General Assembly (UN GA) in New York in September, 2015.

This Policy Digest will look at some of the most crucial policy discussions that are happening around financing for sustainable development. There are a number of civil society organisations (CSOs) working on this topic and advocating for CSO views to be included – see below how you can get involved!



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