Talking Points Blog highlights – Great Insights, Volume 4, Issue 4 (June/July 2015)

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    OECD’s ‘States of Fragility’ report: Some discomfort around the indicators Talking Points, Frauke De Weijer, 5 June 2015 The OECD report on States of Fragility – Meeting post-2015 Ambitions proposed framework for assessing fragility misses out on a number of key risks and key building blocks for resilience in fragile states. Taking fragility seriously in financing the SDGs Talking Points, Frauke De Weijer, 6 May 2015 The recently published OECD report ‘States of Fragility 2015 – Meeting post-2015 ambitions’ presents very interesting facts and figures on the likelihood of fragile states meeting the post-2015 development goals. More on financing for African development from the Special Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda at UNECA Talking Points, Aida Opoku-Mensah, 17 April 2015 Policy-makers need to address the African technology gap with home-grown solutions that support innovation – building strong human and institutional capacities at the same time. Financing for Development: The state of the debate in Africa Talking Points, Sahra El Fassi, 17 April 2015 Against the backdrop of intensive global negotiations on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, it seems opportune to look at the state of the debate on Financing for Development (FfD) in Africa. The latest meeting, which was jointly organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa on 30-31 March, provides useful insights on how Africans are thinking about FfD – including, but not exclusively, on the post-2015 agenda.
    This article was published in GREAT Insights Volume 4, Issue  4 (June/July 2015).
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