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The client base of concessional finance windows at the major multilateral development banks is shrinking, yet extreme poverty globally may still amount to more than half a billion in 2025. This Briefing Paper offers strategic options for the multilateral soft windows to maintain their relevance.
While in sub-Saharan Africa local currency bond markets have remained weakly developed, it is important to promote their development as they have significant potential to mobilise the long-term financial resources needed for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The third UN Conference on Financing for Development from 13-16 July in Addis Ababa will pave the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. Trade finance should be an important component of the future framework for the financing of sustainable development.
Developing countries signed international investment agreements to attract foreign investments. The empirical evidence suggests they are no panacea in this respect. A debate is needed about how these agreements can be reformed to promote foreign investments while preserving policy space.
In many developing and emerging economies, central banks have begun over the past decade to place renewed emphasis on the promotion of economic development and structural transformation, looking beyond narrow mandates for macroeconomic stability.
The G7 summit presents a unique opportunity to further the establishemt of a new agenda for sustainable development. The G7 should take action at home, in low-income and middle-income countries, as well as at the global level.
How to move from declaration of intent to concrete commitments at the upcoming Conference on Financing for Development? How to ensure that commitments match the most relevant issues for implementing the SDGs? The paper proposes three steps with a focus on national and international public finance.
Hein, Jonas / Karen Meijer / Jean Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco (2015)
How can we mitigate climate change, protect the shrinking tropical forest and support local communities? This paper assesses different prospects for REDD+ within a post-2015 Paris agreement and suggests a middle road based on regulatory measures and result-based finance.