Leave No-One Behind in Financing for Development: Equity is about more than Dividends

Polly Meeks, ADD International/International Disability and Development Consortium[1] Do a quick internet search for ‘Financing for Development Forum equity’, and you’ll find that most of the top results are sites on equity investment[2]– not sites on ensuring equitable life chances for those who have historically been left behind. Of course, this partly reflects the limitations…

Side-Event Report: Systemic issues and debt in trying times: How can the FFD process help?

Side-Event at the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up organized by UNCTAD, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Addis Ababa CSO Coordinating Group – ACG and Women’s Working Group on FFD (with Brot für die Welt, Eurodad and Center of Concern acting as facilitating organizations) Side-Event Summary prepared by:  Aldo Caliari, Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center…

Inaugural FFD Forum: Missed potentials

by Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, Ibon International (New York, 21 April 2016) – Insufficient preparations, limited time allocation and a disappointing outcome document marked the inaugural ECOSOC Financing for Development (FfD) Forum, held from 18-20 April 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, which was meant to initiate a follow-up process for the FfD…

UN Financing forum: A bitter awakening after 2015’s party of multilateralism

by Aldo Caliari (26 April 2016) | 2015 was an eventful year for everyone who cares about sustainable development. Three large conferences (financing for development, Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Climate agreement) unveiled, together, an ambitious agenda of multilateral efforts to eradicate poverty while preserving and nurturing our planet. But those observing…

First FfD review forum fails to deliver meaningful outcomes (TWN)

By Ranja Sengupta and Bhumika Muchhala (New Delhi and New York, 29 April 2016) | The inaugural ECOSOC forum on Financing for Development (FfD) follow-upwitnessed a dismal performance, dashing the hopes of developing countries and global civil society for a substantial and action-oriented inter-governmentally agreed outcome that lays the foundation of an effective review process…