Sustainable Development

Publications listed by date

  • Risk-Informed Finance for Development - Enhancing risk management and resilience through GDP-linked official lendingJul 10, 2015

  • Discussion Paper: Risk-Informed Finance for DevelopmentDiscussion Paper: Risk-Informed Finance for DevelopmentJul 9, 2015This paper considers whether GDP-linked official external public debt can help address some of the challenges that developing countries face when managing international financial flows.

  • Financing for Development and Small Island Developing States: A Snapshot and Ways ForwardFinancing for Development and Small Island Developing States: A Snapshot and Ways ForwardJul 9, 2015This paper provides a snapshot of development financing in small island developing States (SIDS). It aims to inform and reinvigorate international policy debates around how SIDS can finance – and meet – the world’s new sustainable development agenda, the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). It reviews recent key data on domestic and international financial flows, such as development and climate aid, foreign direct investment, remittances, tax revenues and savings. It also explores in detail some SIDS’ continued struggles to maintain debt sustainability. All SIDS regions, namely the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea (AIMS) countries are included in our evaluation.

  • Financing for Development and UNDPFinancing for Development and UNDPJul 9, 2015UNDP has a large portfolio of work on financing for development (FfD); from supporting countries to access and programme environmental finance, to working with aid providers and recipients to exchange knowledge and make development cooperation more effective, to carrying out research and policy advice on debt sustainability, to maximizing the potential of private finance. We are also involved in a wide range of important and much-valued partnerships.

  • Perspectives on Finance for Development: A Blog SeriesPerspectives on Finance for Development: A Blog SeriesJul 8, 2015In this blog series, our experts share their thoughts and lessons learned on key financing for development issues, in the run-up to the UN’s Third International Financing for Development Conference in July 2015.

  • The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015Jul 6, 2015The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year.

  • Financing for Development: Addressing the Humanitarian – Development DivideFinancing for Development: Addressing the Humanitarian – Development DivideJul 1, 2015The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will take place against a backdrop of an unprecedented level of need resulting from more frequent and intense natural hazards, increasing levels of conflict and protracted displacement, and public health emergencies that do not recognize national boundaries. These phenomena threaten the international community’s ability to realize the ambitious goals of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development agenda. Fundamental and transformative change in the global financial architecture that governs the international aid system will be required.

  • Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network: Monthly NewslettersJul 1, 2015This monthly newsletter aims to keep the practitioners and decision-makers engaged in different aspects of drought risk management (DRM) at local, national, regional and broader levels in the loop on the enormous volume of news and information emerging on DRM especially in Africa and Asia.

  • UNDP in Focus 2014/2015UNDP in Focus 2014/2015Jun 1, 2015UNDP 2014/2015 highlights our key actions over the past year and their impact on the lives of beneficiaries around the world. The report also outlines the ongoing restructuring process that will ensure UNDP is fit for purpose in the new post-2015 landscape.

  • Guidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesGuidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesMay 28, 2015This guidance note provides development practitioners and policy-makers with guidance based on the experience of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) which supports programme countries to quantify identified environment and natural resources poverty links in terms of the impact on poverty and to identify policy options to accelerate poverty reduction through the more sustainable use of natural resources.

UNDP 2014-2015
Time for Global Action

UNDP 2014-2015 highlights our key actions over the past year and their impact on the lives of beneficiaries around the world. The report also outlines the ongoing restructuring process that will ensure UNDP is fit for purpose in the new post-2015 landscape.

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UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

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