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Policies matter in financing for development


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Next week over 7,000 people will descend on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss one of the most vital questions of the post-2015 agenda – how can we finance the sustainable development goals?

The European Centre for Development Policy Management’s Dr. James Mackie and Emily Barker will be attending the conference to discuss importance of implementing clear policies to use finance effectively.

To find out more, ECDPM has set up a Financing for Development Dossier covering:

“2015 is a critical juncture in global development. We need to move beyond ‘business as usual’. The constraining factor to achieving a transformative post-2015 agenda will not be a shortage of funds, it will be in the way finance is mobilised and used. This will determine the success of the next global agreement on development;” said Dr James Mackie, a Senior Adviser on EU Development Policy at ECDPM

We invite you to attend the ‘ODA and fragile environments. The shift of development finance and assistance in the Post-2015 Agenda’ side event on 13th of July from 3.30 to 6 PM in the Hilton Hotel, Harrar Grill. James Mackie will be speaking.

Along with this, ECDPM’s new video featuring four ECDPM staff ‘How will the world finance development? The significance of the Addis conference’ looks at the significance of the Addis conference to finance the development of poor countries, the role of climate change, and the growing role of private sector and Domestic Resource Mobilisation.

For interviews during the conference please contact Emily Barker at or on +32474123473.

Notes for Editors:

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is a think and do tank that has been working on Africa-EU relations for over 25 years.

Photograph courtesy of SarahTz.


Cross-cutting TopicsAfricaEurope