International resources

A sustainable development review process

Throughout the pre-negotiation process, UNCTAD has maintained that the post-2015 development agenda should aim at both a new economic development paradigm and a revitalized global partnership. The new paradigm should enable the international community to achieve poverty reduction via economic structural transformation on the one hand and a socially inclusive and green economy on the other. The revitalized global partnership should leverage trade, investment, technology, finance and other “enablers” to contribute towardsnational efforts on sustainable development.

How finance flows to Africa

Washington: As they prepare for the fast-approaching Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa (July 13-16, 2015), policymakers, private sector actors, and other global leaders should examine the types of external financial flows (defined as the sum of gross private capital flows, official development assistance (ODA), and remittances) that different groupings of countries receive in order to best support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

OECD statements delivered during the 2nd drafting session of the Conference on Financing for Development

The OECD commends the Co-facilitators, the Permanent Representatives of Guyana and Norway, for the delivery of an ambitious zero draft of the Addis Ababa Accord.

The challenge of measuring SDG 16: what role for African regional frameworks?

Recent discussions around the post-2015 development agenda have highlighted that many of the 169 targets require better clarification. In some cases, the connection between the targets and the goals need to be better articulated. The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) is well aware of this problem and last month provided delegates with its roadmap for measuring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along with its ratings of the feasibility and suitability of each indicator.

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