Financing for development and global public goods
The sources of development financing have become more diversified. Besides official development assistance, which remains particularly important for low income countries (LICs), domestic tax revenues, national and international financial markets, foreign direct investments and remittances are gaining in importance, particularly for middle income countries (MICs).
At the same time, there is an increasing need to raise financial resources for global sustainable development. Thus, apart from development financing, financing for global public goods – such as climate change mitigation and adaptation - comes to the fore.
The current challenge is, therefore, to use public funding to create the necessary enabling environment and to mobilise additional private resources (leverage).
Key aspects of our research include:
- mobilization of domestic resources through the banking sector and capital markets
- mobilisation of financial resources of private and institutional investors
- financing of sustainable and green investments, climate finance
- new regulations to achieve financial market stability, integrity and development
Head of Managing Global Governance
Currently on leave
Head of Department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
Head of Department "World Economy and Development Financing"
- 5th European Report on Development (ERD) 2014 – Financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context
- Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance
- Effects of and responses to the financial crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Financial Sector Development and Financial Stability: Conflicting Mandates, Synergies and Trade-offs
- Financing inclusive green growth through international capital markets
- Financing Renewable Energy Investments in Indonesia
- HIPC II: Experiences and solutions to achieve debt sustainability
- Klimalog: Dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation
- Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)
- Mechanisms to absorb exogenous shocks in low income countries
- Multilateral debt relief
- The role of the international financial institutions in the aftermath of the global financial crisis
Special: Green Finance
TTIP Website Special
Die Transatlantische Handels- und Investitionspartnerschaft
Ist das globale Handelssystem am Wendepunkt?
Financing the green transformation: how to make green finance work in Indonesia
Volz, Ulrich / Judith Böhnke / Laura Knierim / Katharina Richert / Greta-Maria Röber / Vanessa Eidt (2015)
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan