To achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, developing countries – and in particular LDCs – will need to mobilise more financing. They will also need to more effectively manage volatility, such as international financial and economic instability, disease outbreaks and extreme weather events that can derail development.
AFD and UNDP have recently launched a joint report entitled “Financing the SDGs in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Diversifying the Financing Toolbox and Managing Vulnerability”, which examines a variety of financial instruments used by official finance providers, and explores the extent to which they can be used – or are already being used – in the LDCs to finance sustainable development and to manage risks. It looks at the opportunities, but also risks/limitations that may be associated with different financial instruments.
This presentation will be an opportunity to discuss the key findings and recommendations of the report, and to learn more about how this work may help the LDCs to achieve the SDGs.