Matching the level of ambition of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals with adequate means of implementation – including financing – will be the lynchpin of success in future development efforts. To date, the international debate has necessarily focused on the big picture, providing an aggregated perspective does not capture the specific, complex realities in developing countries yet.
The 2015 Global Forum on Development provided the opportunity to discuss these dimensions by looking into the following issues:
The Global Forum on Development offered a timely opportunity to explore these unknowns with a broad set of experts, practitioners, non-state actors and policy makers ahead of the third UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa (July 2015). It brought to the forefront how different streams of finance work together, emphasised country experiences of success, while also identified where main bottlenecks to coherent policy approaches were encountered at the national level. It offered an opportunity for policy makers from developed and developing countries to engage with non-traditional actors – such as foundations, enterprises and institutional investors – that were called upon to play an important role in implementing the SDGs.
The 2015 edition was organised by the OECD Development Centre (DEV) and Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) in co-operation with the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTP), the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) and the Environment Directorate (ENV).
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