Financing sustainable development: The critical role of risk and resilience
In 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
and the Swiss Government hosted a series of events around
the financing of risk and resilience. This report is in part based
on a set of key messages crafted from the work of a technical
workshop featuring the involvement of experts from across
the aid and financing worlds (see Annex II for participants).
Subsequently, these messages were presented at a high-level
meeting in New York and at the Addis FfD conference itself.
Elaborating on some of these messages, this report is designed
to influence state actors, development finance practitioners
and private sector stakeholders. Data and examples are used
throughout for emphasis, but this report is not a comprehensive
analysis of the various risks, and the requirements, for building
resilience. It does however make the case that better risk
management and the building of resilience are imperative for