Financing for Development: the challenges for Africa (AGI IAG)
Two months before the Third International Conference on Financing for Development scheduled in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in July 2015, it becomes urgent to widely inform African Non-State actors - particularly women, youth and the media - on its main issues for the continent and on the proposals that are made.
This information will help them in return to express their voice in this debate, which is too important and serious to be left to the discretion of governments. The need to widely inform African NSAs is also due to the context of this conference. It will be held in the backdrop of the acceleration of the negotiations on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, the reflexion on the ressources that need to be mobilized for financing the first Ten years implementation Plan of the Agenda 2063 for the socio-economic transformation of Africa, and the preparation of the International Conference on climate Change which will address the challenge of climate finance. By opening up preparatory information on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, African citizens will be much more directly involved in this strategic issue. This is more than transparency : it will meet the AU Agenda 2063 vision of an ‘’Africa where development is people-driven’’. Information sharing on this coming conference will also contribute strongly to empower African citizenry so that they can improve their capacities to hold governments accountable, strengthen demand-side accountability, be informed on the kind of tax system they have and reinforce domestic resource mobilization in their countries.
The objective of this issue of the Newsletter is to disseminate the key documents and analysis available related to this major event.