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…

Wrap-up on the UN FfD Forum: Where do we go now?

1st UN FfD Forum 2016 Round Up by Matti Kohonen (27 April 2016) | The inaugural ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up  was  held from 18 to 20 April 2016 in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The programme includes, on Monday, 18 April, will feature presentations by…

Closing Panal Statement: Lidy Nacpil (Jubilee South – Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development) on behalf of the CSO FfD Group and WWG on FfD

We, participating organizations, networks and movement of the CSO FfD Group, welcomed this inaugural UN FfD Follow-up Forum and anticipated it as an opportunity for the initiation of a strengthened follow-up process of the FfD Conferences in Monterrey, Doha and Addis Ababa. The FfD process is supposed to play a pivotal role in advancing socio-economic…

Statement in Round Table F by Cordelia Lonsdale (Development Initiatives) on behalf of the CSO FfD Group and WWG on FfD

Statement on Data, monitoring and accountability My name is Cordelia Lonsdale, and I work for Development Initiatives, which is an independent organisation working on the role of data and information in ending poverty and promoting sustainable development. We have heard a lot about the potential for big data, citizen generated data to contribute to monitoring. This…

Statement in Round Table F by Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel (Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change Research) on behalf of the CSO FfD Group and WWG on FfD

My name is Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel.  I speak as a representative of the CSOs for Financing for Development Group and the Women Work Group on FFD. In order to meet the ambition of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and to truly follow-up and review it’s implementation, access to data for monitoring and follow up is imperative.…