FFD 3 Outcome: Fishing for crumbs of hope in a sea of lost ambition

By Aldo Caliari, Rethinking Bretton Woods On July 16th, governments adopted the Outcome of the Third Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), called the “Action Ababa Action Agenda” (AAAA or the “Outcome”). In a collective and sharp statement in response, civil society said that the conference “lost the opportunity to tackle…

Finance Her Future: Gender Responsive Budgeting

by Nyaguthii Wangui Maina, FEMNET As the Third International Conference on Financing for Development drew to a close last week, two messages that rang through the discussions when it came to achieving Gender Equality was that firstly, there is need for gender responsive tax and budgeting; and secondly, more money is required for women’s mobilization…

Addis Outcome Will Impact Heavily on Post-2015 Agenda – Part 2

by Bhumika Muchhala ADDIS ABABA, Jul 23 2015 (IPS) – The United Nations is the only universal forum that connects systemic issues to the global partnership for development. The latter recognises North-South cooperation based on historical responsibility and varying levels of development and capacity among member states of the U.N. And there is a vital…

After Addis Ababa: What lies ahead for ‘leave no one behind’?

  by Polly Meeks and Rachele Tardi, Devex * Last Wednesday, world leaders meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, agreed on a new framework on financing for development, which also addresses financing of the post-2015 development agenda, and its central principle that “no one must be left behind.” We work with one of the groups that…