Financing for Development Conference

Addis Ababa: Financing for Development

Development co-operation by countries beyond the DAC

This issues brief explains how the DAC has been engaging with providers of development co-operation beyond its membership - especially in the field of statistics - and gives an overview of their development co-operation flows. It also proposes greater collaboration among all bilateral providers to complete the picture of international development co-operation.

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.

UN financing for development negotiators review revised outcome draft

Delegates tasked with hammering out an outcome document for a UN conference on development finance reviewed a revised draft during an informal session held last week in New York, completing a paragraph by paragraph review of the proposed text.

On Friday the co-facilitators of the talks ­– George Talbot, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the UN and Geir Pedersen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN –­ said that they would shortly release a compilation text containing proposed modifications made throughout the week.

Africa’s expectations of the FFD Addis conference

Addis Ababa: The African Union Headquarters hosted on 19th May 2015, the conference-debate of the "Fridays of the Commission" under the theme “Towards the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Africa’s expectations”.

Johannesburg conference links human rights, financial transparency

Johannesburg: International and African experts on human rights and illicit financial flows are convening in Johannesburg, South Africa this week for a multi-day conference on the linkages between financial transparency and human rights in Africa.

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.

Eurodad-IBIS: Financing for Development conference update

Civil society experts, ministers and ambassadors from five continents met in Copenhagen from 5-7 May for the Eurodad-IBIS international conference on Financing for Development (FfD). During the conference, more than 160 delegates planned for the crucial UN Summit on FfD in July in Addis Ababa, which will decide how to finance international development over the next decade.

Harnessing migration, remittances and diaspora contributions for financing sustainable development

Building on the achievements to date, this Conference will focus on exploring how migration and remittances can be leveraged to raise development financing via reducing remittance costs, lowering labor migration costs including recruitment costs, and mobilizing diaspora savings and diaspora philanthropic contributions. The objective is to promote the inclusion of migration and remittances in both processes but going beyond remittances.

African Data Consensus

At their 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014, African Heads of State requested ECA, AUC, AfDB and UNDP to organize a High Level Conference to discuss the data revolution in Africa and its implications for African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the post‐2015 development agenda. The High Level Conference on Data Revolution was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 27 to 29 March 2015, culminating in this Africa Data Consensus.

Tony Elumelu: Entrepreneur-led development - a new model for Africa

Washington: I accepted this invitation to speak to you because as the future foreign services officers and business leaders of America, your perspective on development will influence US policy and investments in Africa. I am honoured to speak in this prestigious institution, founded on Catholic principles including solidarity, care for the poor, the dignity of work and working for the common good. These principles can also be found at the heart of the international development agenda.

I will start by stating the obvious.

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