Financing for Sustainable Development: Paving the Road to Addis Ababa
On May 21-22, 2015 the World Bank Group will convene key influencers and decision-makers from the public and private sector in Rotterdam to discuss the significant scale-up of public and private investments needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This first Development Finance Forum (DFF) will take place six weeks before the Third Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa. In Ethiopia, the international community will convene to agree on critical actions and incentives to catalyze the flow of international and domestic public resources, to unlock private finance, to make private-public partnerships more robust and to effectively position and scale up blended instruments for sustainable development. As a major global development institution, the World Bank Group is well positioned to offer innovative development finance solutions to help implement the post-2015 agenda.
The Forum has the following key objectives:
•Identify key decisions and actions that contribute to increasing the volume and improving the leverage of public and private finance for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
•Identify opportunities for constructive engagements and partnerships between governments, businesses, investors and the World Bank Group, that can lead to momentum in the implementation of the SDGs.
About this Event
The Development Finance Forum has been designed to provide an opportunity to “move the needle” on issues of common concern and to provide the basis for guidance to policy makers. The Forum will bring together high level officials from ministries of finance and foreign affairs, strategists from multinational companies and private foundations, investors, representatives from international financial instiututions and development experts. Participants will be invited to take part in plenary sessions and facilitated and interactive breakout sessions that look in detail at the key issues and seek to identify new ideas and areas of agreement.