Contribution to UNCTAD IGE FFD, November 2017

Input of the South Centre to the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development

This   is   a   contribution   by   the   South   Centre   to   the   first   session   of   the   UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development (IGE-FFD) that will take place on 8-10 November 2017. Pursuant to the terms of reference of the IGE-FFD (TD/B(S- XXXI)/2), the first session will focus on the action areas of sections A and C (domestic public resources and international development cooperation, respectively) of chapter II of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, as follows:

(a) Domestic public resources: What can be done to enhance the mobilization of domestic public resources for development in developing countries?
(b) International development cooperation: How can international development cooperation maximize its contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

In this context, it is important that the discussion of the IGE-FFD on the action areas identified above be undertaken on the basis of a clear understanding of the global macroeconomic and systemic issues that shape and influence how countries, particularly developing countries, are able to mobilize domestic public resources for development, and how developed countries should be pursuing the fulfilment of their long-standing international development cooperation commitments to maximize their contribution to the achievement of the SDGs.

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South Centre Input to UNCTAD IGE FFD

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