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European Report on Development 2015: combining finance and policies to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda

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Written by Dirk Willem te Velde, Gideon Rabinowitz, Leah Worrall

​The European Report on Development 2015’s main message is that finance alone will not be sufficient to promote and achieve the post-2015 development agenda. Policies are fundamental. Appropriate and coherent policies will ensure that finance is used effectively to achieve results and that it is not wasted or underused. Good policies will also help to ensure that more finance is mobilised as success breeds further success. The report identifies many examples of governments that are making effective policy choices in mobilising and using finance for major enablers of transformative development, including local governance, infrastructure, green energy technology, biodiversity, human capital and trade.

Dirk Willem te Velde, Gideon Rabinowitz, Leah Worrall, Andrew Shepherd, Sebastian Grosse-Puppendahl, Max Büge, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Louka Katseli, James Mackie, Peter Wolff, San Bilal, Ingo Bordon, Vivienne Boufounou, Bruce Byers, Alisa Herrero, Marie-Agnes Jouanjean and Nannette Lindenberg