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Financing development in a new age of choice

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National financing strategies will play a decisive role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

But the development finance landscape has dramatically changed since the early 2000s: there are now more development finance providers than ever before, offering a new ‘Age of Choice’ in financing options to developing countries. Governments need to better understand the sources of finance and potential partnerships available to them if they are to capitalise on this age of choice in a way that effectively supports their national objectives. 

The ODI research report ‘Age of choice for development finance: evidence from country case studies’ reveals the sources of finance being accessed by developing countries, explores the strategies that governments employ to manage the development finance landscape, and considers how donors can improve the effectiveness of their development assistance. 

ODI is hosting a reception to mark the launch of our report during the the inaugural Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Financing for Development Forum, and to share experiences of navigating the development finance landscape and discuss national financing strategies to deliver the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Guest speakers include:

  • H.E. Ato Ahmed Shide - Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • H. E. Ato Admasu Nebebe - Director of UN Agencies and Regional Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Federal Dempcratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Mr. Tegegnework Gettu - UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator 
  • H.E. Kim Anh Pham - Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations
  • Annalisa Prizzon - Research Fellow, ODI

RSVP to Sarah Parker on [email protected] and visit the ECOSOC FfD website.

United Nations Plaza New York