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Supporting Africa's middle-income countries

This R/UNDG meeting on MICs countries support is happening at an opportune and pivotal time not only for the UN System but also for the entire development world in terms of processes that will determine the future of the planet in a number of areas.

Financing for Development forges ‘New Financial Alliance’

Addis Ababa: World leaders agreed that strengthening cooperation in technology, infrastructure and social protections to drive prosperity was key to realizing inclusive, sustainable development, as the Third International Conference on Financing for Development concluded this evening in Addis Ababa with the adoption of an outcome text — described by some as a “new financial alliance”.

Financing global development: what role for official development assistance?

The UN Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July 2015 will pave the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. The Briefing Paper series “Financing Global Development“ analyses key financial and non-financial means of implementation for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discusses building blocks of a new framework for development finance.

Making the next 15 years count with the sustainable development goals

Nairobi: Africa faces two key challenges to achieving its full potential. The remarkable economic progress of the past 15 years must be sustained.  And, this progress must be broadened to include the many millions of people who have yet to benefit from the continent’s rising prosperity. The good news is that we have learnt a great deal over the past decade about what works.

Africapitalism as a catalyst for development in Africa

Oxford: Today is a continuation of a conversation I started in November 2014 with a piece in The Economist where I declared that 2015 would be ‘The Year of the African Entrepreneur’ and backed it up in December by launching the $100 million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, also known as TEEP. This programme is identifying and providing mentoring, training, networking, and funding for 1,000 African start-ups per year for the next ten years.

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”.

China's Position Paper on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Preface: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), formulated on the basis of the Millennium Declaration during the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, are the most comprehensive, authoritative, and systematic international development goals to date. Since the establishment of the MDGs 15 years ago, the international community has seen much positive progress in implementing the Goals.

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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