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Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report 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 remain underfunded and parts of the multilateral system are under strain. The report 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.

Financing for Development: Progress and Prospects 2018

The 2018 Financing for Sustainable Development Report highlights significant medium-term risks as well as structural impediments that, if unaddressed, threaten to undermine sustainable development. To address risks and close implementation gaps, the report recommends policy priorities to guide public and private stakeholders as they scale up SDG financing. These include, among others, setting the right incentives to align private sector investment decisions with long-term sustainable development, enhancing institutional and regulatory frameworks for effective economic governance and strengthening international cooperation in order to support developing countries in delivering the 2030 Agenda.

Financing for Development: Progress and Prospects 2017

The 2017 report provides a first assessment of progress in implementing the Financing for Development outcomes in a challenging global environment characterized by slowing economic growth and humanitarian crises. Building on the action areas of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the report highlights national actions and international cooperation that can help change the trajectory of the global economy and support countries in achieving the SDGs. It recommends increases in long-term and high-quality public and private investments and highlights the importance of coherent implementation frameworks in guiding actions on policy commitments made in the Addis Agenda.

Inaugural 2016 Report

The first edition of the report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development maps out the commitments and action items contained in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and lays out how the Task Force will monitor their implementation in future years. The Task Force has carefully gone through the full range of these commitments and action items to create a framework for monitoring. It compiled them into nine chapters — on cross-cutting issues, the seven action areas of the Addis Agenda, and on data. In each chapter, commitments and actions are organized by thematic clusters, for which the Task Force presents options for monitoring.