Even before the COVID-19 crisis stopped the continent’s economic growth in its tracks, Africa was facing a deficit in domestic and foreign productive investment. Levels were too low to either match the needs of a fast growing, increasingly urban, working-age population, or improve the insertion of the continent in the global economy.
Infrastructure — such as water and sanitation, transport, energy and communications — is fundamental for economic growth, poverty reduction and human development.
Innovative approaches such as social impact investment - the provision of finance to organisations addressing social needs with the explicit expectation of a measurable social, as well as financial, return - can help to further drive economic development and improvement in achieving social outcomes.
The OECD DAC measures and monitors development finance targeting climate change objectives using two Rio markers: Climate Change Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation.
Countries often face similar reporting challenges in development finance statistics. The Peer Reviews on Development Finance Statistics help countries cope with an increasing demand for comprehensive, reliable and accessible statistics on development finance
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have weathered storms, hurricanes and cyclones for centuries. Today’s climate change is intensifying these disasters and creating new development problems. Rising sea levels to increasing ocean acidity challenge not only the development but also the very existence of SIDS.
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Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2020 - UPDATE - OVERVIEW- MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19
Our events are opportunities to interact with major actors and thinkers on development issues. Registration is mandatory.
In the framework of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), a set of principles has been developed to improve the quality of partnerships between development partners and the private sector.
The Civil Society Days is a forum for civil society and governments to explore how to more effectively address the shrinking civil society space challenge on the one hand, and build bridges and multi-stakeholder partnerships toward SDGs 16 and 17 on the other.