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New technologies and financing for development

New and emerging digital technologies have the potential to alleviate key constraints and market failures that impede sustainable development finance, such as weak contract enforcement, cumbersome administrative procedures, and paucity of information and data. They can contribute to reducing inefficiencies and to cost savings across the action areas of the Addis Agenda, but they also raise new challenges and risks for policymakers and regulators.

Press release and fact sheet: Financing for Development: Progress and Prospects 2018

Short-termism impedes progress of hundreds of millions of people

Major report released in advance of the G20 and World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

NEW YORK, 13 April 2018 – The prospects of around 800 million of the world’s poorest people remain dire. The global economy is experiencing a moderate upturn, and momentum around sustainable investing is growing, the UN said today.

But the vast majority of investment is still short-term oriented and commitments by the international community to create sustainable economies are not being met.

Reader survey on the utilisation and reach of the Task Force's work

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The Financing for Sustainable Development Office of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is carrying out a short survey related to the utilisation and reach of the report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development. We are pleased to invite you to take part in this online survey to help us improve communications related to the Task Force’s work. Please note that we also provide French and Spanish versions of the survey.

Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development: Briefing on the African Economic Context

•Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. •Location: Conference Room 12, UNHQ, New York Senior representatives from the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will be on hand to brief Member States on the findings of their most recent reports, respectively the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Economic Report on Africa. The briefing will be opened by Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN-DESA.