Statement by Claudio Fernandes (GESTOS) in Round Table B on behalf of the CSO FfD Group and WWG on FfD

Statement on public domestic resource mobilization and international development cooperation Thank you Madam chair. Distinguished delegates, I speak on behalf of the Global civil society coalition for FfD, through my organization, Gestos, from Brazil. I will try and respond the four questions posed to this discussion while making a risk assessment of what I heard…

Statement by Elenita Daño in Round Table E on behalf of the CSO Group on FfD and WWG on FFD

CSO Inputs on Science, Technology and Innovations We emphasize that STI is not a monopoly of the formal sector, nor are technologies and innovations only transferred and diffused by the private sector and by industrialized countries.  Innovations and technological capabilities in developing countries should include the utilization of traditional, indigenous and informal knowledge systems that…

Presentation: Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel (Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change) at UNECE Side-Event during UN FfD Forum on PPPs, 20 April

What kind of development do we want? People centered development or People for Infrastructure development. There have been arguments that PPPs will  play a major role in financing development and poverty reduction in developing countries without assessments and attempt to weigh the social cost to people and their rights against the economic gains of Corporations.…

Statement in Round Table D by Caroline Usikpedo-Omoniye (Niger Delta Women’s Movement for Peace and Development) on behalf of the CSO FfD Group and WWG on FfD

  I am Caroline Usikpedo-Omoniye of the Niger Delta Women’s Movement for Peace and Development speaking on behalf of the Women Working Group and the CSO on Financing for Development. While we welcome the references made to gender equality in AAAA and efforts of some. Governments in addressing gender equality in their countries through policy…

Statement in Round Table B (delivered in Round Table C), Savior Mwambwa (ActionAid Internationa) on behalf of the CSO FfD Group including WWG on FfD

At the last FFD conference in Addis Ababa developing countries made clear the centrality of domestic resources (specifically tax revenue) in ensuring governments are able to deliver on their human development and growth objectives. Tax revenue is not just one of the options of financing development among other sources, it’s the most important and sustainable…