Financing for development

Failing to deliver on Financing for Development commitments

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Most humanitarian crises are protracted or recurrent and the majority of humanitarian assistance is provided year-on-year over the medium to long term: 91 percent of humanitarian assistance from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Development Assistance Committee donors went to long- and medium-term recipients in 2014 (the year for which data is most recently available). […]


The role of blended finance in the 2030 Agenda: setting out an analytical approach

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The potential role of blended finance – the use of public-sector funds to mobilise private investments for the financing of development projects – has gained increasing interest and recognition from international policy dialogues and recent UN agreements. This includes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Donors are already pledging to scale up their efforts to […]


USAID/US Advisory Committee on Foreign Aid discussion on financing for development

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I was asked to speak at a panel discussion focusing on the third international conference on Financing for Development, which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this July. This is a high-level meeting convened by the UN and will be a major step in the road to a new post-2015 development agenda. The panel […]