financing for development

For Ethiopian coffee exporter, development begins with farmers

An Ethiopian coffee exporter has been explaining why farmers are crucial to her country’s development.

Asnakech Thomas said coffee has fuelled change in her community of Amaro, about 500 km from the capital, Addis Ababa.

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Women’s economic participation critical to sustainable development

A lack of investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment has created barriers to achieving global development goals, according to the UN Secretary-General.

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“Reinvigorated” global partnership at development conference

Four days of deliberation in Addis Ababa have resulted in what the UN described as “a strong and reinvigorated partnership for development.”

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Stronger tax systems promote sustainable development

Developing countries are getting assistance with strengthening their tax systems in order to promote development.

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ADDIS: International Monetary Fund boosts efforts to help countries finance development

As countries meet in Addis Ababa to consider ways to ensure adequate financing for sustainable development, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is taking measures to boost access to its resources, help countries better mobilize domestic revenue and focus more of its own work on issues such as equity, inclusion and the environment.

ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials today hailed the outcome of the financing for development conference in Addis Ababa as the first milestone in a critical year in which major decisions are also expected on the future sustainable development agenda and on climate change.

Supporting “pro-poor” investments in agriculture

Policies that support small-scale farmers must also be part of the global push for sustainable development that benefits all people and the planet, the UN food agency has argued.

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ADDIS: Islamic finance should be utilized to fund sustainable development, UN conference told

Islamic finance offers a promising alternative to traditional sources of funding and should be utilized to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that countries will adopt in September, participants at the Third International Conference on Financing Development were told.

Investing in youth “smartest investment”

Never before have there been so many young people on the planet: nearly two billion, according to the United Nations.

But while young people represent one-quarter of the working age population, worldwide they make up 40 per cent of the unemployed.

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ADDIS: Africa's economic transformation in focus at UN development financing conference

A lack of industrialization puts Africa's long-term growth at risk, a senior United Nations official said today, as participants at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development discussed the economic transformation of the continent.