Agenda 2030

ODA for domestic resource mobilisation is on track to meet commitments, but is this enough?


The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 brought to prominence the role of domestic public resources in financing development. International support was identified as key to promote increased domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) in efficient, effective and equitable ways. The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) and the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) […]

Global Nutrition Report highlights need for critical change in response to malnutrition


With almost every country in the world facing a serious nutrition-related challenge, whether from undernutrition or obesity, the report authors call for a critical change in the global response to malnutrition in all its forms and action throughout the goals to tackle the many causes of malnutrition. The report finds that 88% of the 140 […]

Reflections on the World Data Forum

Data use

The key consensus emerging from the conference – which was attended by 1,400 data experts – is that in order to leave no one behind, investment in civil registration and vital statistics is absolutely imperative. Improving registry and administrative data is an essential building block in creating sustainable data infrastructures. That over 100 countries do […]

Approaches to measuring and monitoring South-South cooperation

Data use

Southern providers themselves recognise the benefits of such measuring and monitoring – it enables South–South cooperation to maximise its unique contribution to Agenda 2030. Moreover, there is a clear demand for better information from partner countries. Better data would support monitoring and evaluation, improve effectiveness, explore synergies with other resources and ensure accountability to a […]

Disability data to leave no one behind


This level of recognition for disability is essential as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030) will only be a success if it really does ensure that no one is left behind – and that means we must focus on those at a greatest risk of being so. There is a fundamental logic at […]

Blended finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030


Blended finance, or the use of public funds to de-risk or ‘leverage’ private investments in development, has been presented by donors and development finance institutions as having the potential to provide at least part of the solution to the gap in funding for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the discussion about blending has been […]

Innovation ... and effectiveness? Challenges, risks and opportunities for blended finance


Date 30 November 2016 Time 14.30–15.30 pm (EAT) Location Impala/Turkana rooms, Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya Co-hosts Development Initiatives, Oxfam International, UK Aid Network Speakers Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission Dr Fanwell K. Bokosi, Executive Director, Afrodad Mr Roland G. Tungpalan, Deputy Director General (Undersecretary) for Investment Programming […]