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Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019

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Press release (4 April 2019):

Major new UN report calls for overhaul of global financial system (pdf) (Français | Español | Deutsche)

Data update following release of 2018 ODA data (15 April 2019):

Global ODA, and aid for least developed countries, falls 2.7 per cent in 2018 (pdf)


The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development warns that mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remain underfunded and parts of the multilateral system are under strain.

The FSDR recommends that the international community should use this opportunity to reshape both national and international financial systems in line with sustainable development. If we fail to do so, we will fail to deliver the 2030 Agenda.

The 2019 FSDR begins with the global macroeconomic context (chapter I). The thematic chapter (chapter II) presents four building blocks to operationalize implementation of the Addis Agenda at the country level though integrated national financing frameworks (INFFs). The remainder of the report (Chapters III.A to III.G and IV) discusses progress in the seven action areas of the Addis Agenda. Each chapter begins with a summary that highlights key messages and presents policy options. Each chapter gives updates on implementation, and lays out challenges and policy options on both the national and international levels.

The 2019 FSDR is the fourth report on implementing the Financing for Development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The assessment draws on the expertise, analysis and data from more than 60 agencies and international institutions that make up the Task Force, which is led by UN DESA and includes the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation, as well as UN agencies such as UNCTAD and UNDP.


  • Chapter I: The global economic context and its implications for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Chapter II: Integrated national financing frameworks for sustainable development
  • Chapter III.A: Domestic public resources
  • Chapter III.B: Domestic and international private business and finance
  • Chapter III.C: International development cooperation
  • Chapter III.D: International trade as an engine for development
  • Chapter III.E: Debt and debt sustainability
  • Chapter III.F: Addressing systemic issues
  • Chapter III.G: Science, technology, innovation and capacity-building
  • Chapter IV: Data, monitoring and follow-up

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