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Development finance

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At global level, we are exploring how development finance can be spent most effectively to help countries achieve progress, including working towards the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs succeed the Millennium Development Goals and represent a list of targets that range from poverty eradication, ensuring equality and tackling climate change. Our work includes assessing the comparative advantage of development finance vis-à-vis other sources of finance for development progress, and how these can best complement each other for maximum reach and impact.

These debates need to be informed by real country-level experience and perspectives. Our ‘Age of Choice’ project does so by examining how developing countries manage and prioritise these new choices in practice.

But what do these new models of development action really add up to? We review new emerging finance instruments and examine how can they work together to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.