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World Social Protection Report 2017–19. Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Executive summary

This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of 1 recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. It analyses the current state of social protection for children, for women and men of working age, and for older persons, following a life-cycle approach. Based on new data, the report offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social pro- tection. It presents new estimates on effective social protection coverage for a comprehensive monitoring of social protection systems.


Financing for Development and the SDGs: An analysis of financial flows, systemic issues and interlinkages

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious objectives: not only do they all for an end to poverty and hunger, they also recognise the need to fight inequality, including gender inequality, protect the environment, provide decent work, ensure sustainable consumption and production and achieve global peace. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals that preceded them, they apply equally to all nations. This paper ends by making recommendations aimed at policymakers in developed countries on how they can support changes at the international level and change their own policies, in order to enhance the policy space for developing countries to chart their own paths to prosperity.


Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018

"The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018, the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The report was launched on 9 July, the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions.


Guaranteeing the Goals: Adapting Public Sector Guarantees to Unlock Blended Financing for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

In this paper, the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) partnered to study policy and regulatory issues that are impeding development fnance tools, in particular key guarantees and relevant insurance products, from maximizing private capital mobilization.


OECD DAC BLENDED FINANCE PRINCIPLES for Unlocking Commercial Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals

Blended fnance is the strategic use of development fnance for the mobilisation of additional fnance towards the SDGs in developing countries. The OECD has responded by bringing together key players from the private sector, civil society and governments to elaborate a common framework, the OECD DAC Blended Finance Principles for Unlocking Commercial Finance for the SDGs. Building on OECD analysis and best practices, these Principles were shaped by the DAC members and external stakeholders who provided country-level perspectives from their constituencies. As a result, theOECD DAC Principles for Unlocking Commercial Financefor the SDGs were approved at the DAC High LevelMeeting on 31 October 2017.


Towards a More Coherent, Integrated View of Financing Sustainable Development

This publication includes two studies. The first study “Supporting more holistic national policy making in the financing of development” by Barry Herman looks into conceptual approaches of integrated planning reviewing past and current trends on the road to integrated financing frameworks, complemented by an overview of selected analytical tools. The second study “Financing for Development and the SDGs: An analysis of financial flows, systemic issues and interlinkages“by Jesse Griffiths assesses fundamental interlinkages, synergies and trade-offs between various financial flows that underpin the Addis action areas. The studies have been supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.


Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

The report provides the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, business-friendly fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led to a massive weakening of the public sector and its ability to provide essential goods and services.


Public-Private Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Fit for purpose?

In light of a cautious emphasis given to public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a mechanism to finance infrastructure projects and highlighting the need for capacity building and knowledge sharing at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, this paper reviews the extant literature on the subject and identifies areas requiring better understanding and institutional innovation for ensuring value for money, minimizing contingent fiscal risk and improving accountability. This paper will discuss recent findings on the effectiveness of PPPs and reflect on their suitability as a key vehicle to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


From Addis Ababa to New York – Financing Sustainable Development after 2015

At the end of 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be superseded by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Against the background of these new goals, the discussion on financing for development is a clarion call for the global community to take responsibility. The conference of the United Nations (UN) on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa that will take place from July 13 to 16, 2015, will have to decide on the extent of the funding that will be provided for sustainable development, in particular for implementing the SDGs, in the coming years. The establishment of a new framework for sustainable development that offers political solutions for the global challenges like hunger, inequality and climate change will critically depend on the success of the conference.