Closed-doors preparatory meetings and side events will be held to feed into the 1 April plenary discussions. A schedule will be available soon.

Please note that a welcome cocktail will take place in the evening of 31 March.



08:00 – 09:00     Pre-Forum Breakfast Event
Green Finance for Climate Action

This session will open a dialogue on climate finance, with emphasis on the need to take a holistic view of need to mobilise all resources domestic and international finance, and public, private and innovative sources – in order to take effective action on climate change, and to reach sufficient scale to close the significant financing gap.


09:00 – 10:30     Opening Session: Global Overview and Country Level Visioning

This session will cover the link between the SDGs and the Means of Implementation, notably the financing for development agenda, including what future scenarios impacting the implementation of the SDGs need to be considered, what the global costs of achieving the SDGs could be and from where the expected resources could derive. It will also include a report back from the developing country representative on the results of the previous day’s discussion on translating that global picture into a country-level vision.


Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

Others to be confirmed 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:45     Session 1: Needs & Challenges in Financing for Development

The moderator will set out an overview of the magnitude of the needs in financing for development, including action on climate change. Experts from the previous day’s technical sessions will then report back on the points that they identified (5 min each). The moderator will then facilitate a panel discussion that could touch upon some of the following issues: tax, investment, development co-operation, synergies between financing for development and climate finance, remittances, illicit financial flows. This will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A from the floor.

12:45 – 14:30 Lunch Break (Château)
13:00 – 14:30 Special lunchtime session: Presentation of the European Report on Development: Financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context


14:30 – 16:00     Session 2: Possible Solutions

A moderator will facilitate a panel discussion of experts to propose action points to address the main impediments identified in session 1, taking norm setting, policy advice and lessons, and measurement and statistics as the framework. The moderator will close the session by outlining the key components of an action plan.

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


16:30 – 17:45     Session 3: Designing a Roadmap to Advance Effective Financing for Development

This session will include a panel discussion of senior actors to talk about tax, investment, aid, climate finance and innovative finance mechanisms. A moderator will ask the panel to reflect on the following questions:

  • What could be the OECD’s main contribution? Norm setting? Policy advice and lessons sharing? Measurement and statistics? (e.g., BEPS, PFI, quality and quantity of aid, Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement)
  • How does each financing component interact with other financing components?
  • What are the policy coherence issues for developing countries: what rules, standards and behaviours of governments and businesses in OECD countries prevent progress in developing countries?


17.45 – 18.00     Conclusions and wrap-up

The directors of the Development Co-operation Directorate and Development Centre will close the proceedings. This concluding session will draw on the forum’s discussions to contribute to an OECD package of tools and policy advice on financing for development within the framework of the SDG process.