financing for development

2030 Agenda represents ‘collective decision’ to ‘change the way we live’: UN chief economist

Despite an upturn in the global economy there are “clouds on the horizon” which need to be addressed if the world it to reach the ambitious Su

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At development financing forum, top UN officials urge breakaway from ‘short-termism’

The United Nations will support countries’ path to sustainable development by brokering partnerships, pursuing innovative finance, leveraging resources and building the necessary capacities, senior officials said Monday, highlighting the need for a change of mind-set from “short-termism” to long-term investments. 

SIDS share “unique challenges” to food security and nutrition

The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN.

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Madagascar focuses on economic growth with support of IMF

Madagascar is planning to triple investment spending in order to boost the economy of the Indian Ocean island.

It follows a three-year US$ 310 million commitment by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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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.