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Tag: Development finance

Urban resilience: Challenges and opportunities for African cities

Urban resilience: Challenges and opportunities for African cities

22 Jan 16  News
Various city representatives gathered for a special breakout session during the recent Understanding Risk & Finance Conference to discuss resilience, the challenges and opportu...
Despite age of ‘mega-crises,’ UN chief says humanitarian finance gap is a ‘solvable problem’

Despite age of ‘mega-crises,’ UN chief says humanitarian finance gap is a ‘solvable problem’

18 Jan 16  News
Highlighting that people around the world are living at an age of “mega-crises,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the launch of a new r...
Development Banks vow to mobilize collective resources to confront climate change

Development Banks vow to mobilize collective resources to confront climate change

01 Dec 15  News
The heads of the world’s largest development banks on 30 November 2015 pledged to work together to substantially increase climate investments and ensure that development programs...
World Bank Group unveils $16 billion Africa Climate Business Plan to tackle urgent climate challenges

World Bank Group unveils $16 billion Africa Climate Business Plan to tackle urgent climate challenges

25 Nov 15  News
One third of funds expected to come from Bank’s fund for the poorest countries The World Bank Group on 24 November 2015 unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding...
Development Assistance Aspects of Cotton: Seventh periodic report by the WTO Director-General

Development Assistance Aspects of Cotton: Seventh periodic report by the WTO Director-General

20 Nov 15  News
Since my last Periodic Report on the Development Assistance Aspects of Cotton to the membership in October 2013, four Rounds of the Director-General’s Consultative Framework Mech...
WTO Sub-Committee on Cotton: Update on the implementation of development assistance aspects of cotton

WTO Sub-Committee on Cotton: Update on the implementation of development assistance aspects of cotton

23 Sep 15  News
Implementation of the development assistance aspects of the cotton-related decisions in the 2004 July package and Paragraph 12 of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration Pursuant to...
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

22 Sep 15  News
A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations on 25 September 2015 at the s...
Shortage of long-term finance blunts progress in developing countries

Shortage of long-term finance blunts progress in developing countries

15 Sep 15  News
Long-term finance is essential for households, firms and sustainable development. A shortage of long-term financing since the 2008 crisis is choking the investment-backed growth o...
Official development finance for infrastructure: Support by multilateral and bilateral development partners

Official development finance for infrastructure: Support by multilateral and bilateral development partners

10 Sep 15  News
The main objective of this study is to offer an overall picture of support by multilateral and bilateral development partners to development country infrastructure. By presenting a...
International Monetary Fund boosts efforts to help countries finance development

International Monetary Fund boosts efforts to help countries finance development

17 Jul 15  News
As countries meet in Addis Ababa to consider ways to ensure adequate financing for sustainable development, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is taking measures to boost access...
Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

16 Jul 15  News
Countries agreed on 15 July 2015 on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and enviro...
Financing the end of poverty

Financing the end of poverty

13 Jul 15  News
Global leaders are poised to adopt a set of targets tackling the world’s biggest challenges. These targets include the ambitious goal of ending extreme poverty in a generation.&...
Africa’s infrastructure spend to hit $180b by 2025

Africa’s infrastructure spend to hit $180b by 2025

18 May 15  News
A report by Pricewaterhouse and Coopers (PwC) on ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa: Trends, Challenges and Future Outloo...
From Billions to Trillions – Transforming development finance

From Billions to Trillions – Transforming development finance

17 Apr 15  News
Post-2015 Financing for Development: Multilateral Development Finance Statement by the Heads of the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Rec...
OECD Development Assistance Committee: High Level Meeting Final Communiqué

OECD Development Assistance Committee: High Level Meeting Final Communiqué

19 Dec 14  News
The OECD Development Assistance Committee DAC convened its 2014 High Level Meeting from 15 to 16 December 2014 in Paris. The principal objective of the meeting was the modernisati...
Financing Africa’s massive projects

Financing Africa’s massive projects

16 Dec 14  News
Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries It is an audacious $4.8 billion project undertaken by one of the world’s poorest countries. At ...
At UN conference, top officials urge greater development assistance for landlocked countries

At UN conference, top officials urge greater development assistance for landlocked countries

04 Nov 14  News
The international community must aid the world’s landlocked developing countries (LLDC) in pursuing their goals for greater economic development to transition from being landlock...
China issues white paper on foreign aid

China issues white paper on foreign aid

11 Jul 14  News
China on Thursday issued its second white paper on foreign aid, elaborating how the nation helps other developing countries reduce poverty and improve livelihood without imposing p...
Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

10 Apr 14  News
Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic ...
EU-Africa summit to debate free trade

EU-Africa summit to debate free trade

02 Apr 14  News
EU and African leaders from 80 states are poised to meet in Brussels for a two-day summit as a deadline for tariff-free trade agreements draws near. Presidents Jacob Zuma and Rober...

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