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

Special: Green Finance

In order to combat climate change we have to change our unsustainable ways of living and restructure our economies in a way that respects the planetary boundaries. A green transformation is needed and requires significant financing (green finance).

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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