SDG Coordination Mechanism

2020 Financing for Sustainable Development Report

The global economic recession and financial turmoil from COVID-19 are derailing implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Even before the pandemic, the 2020 Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) of the Inter-agency Task Force noted that there was backsliding in many areas. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, global financial markets have witnessed heavy losses and intense volatility. Particularly worrisome is the prospect of a new debt crisis.

SDG Costing & Financing for Low-Income Developing Countries

Though the total SDG financing gap is daunting, on the order of an average $400 billion per year for the world’s 59 low-income developing countries (LIDCs), it amounts to just 0.7 percent of the advanced economies’ GDP, and just 0.4 percent of the world economy as a whole. In this paper, SDG Costing and Financing for the LIDCs, SDSN proposes a plausible portfolio of financing actions that would increase budget revenues for SDG outlays by $430 billion—enough to close the SDG financing gap in all LIDCs and end extreme poverty. 

Roadmap for Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 2019-2021

The Secretary-General’s three-year Roadmap for Financing the 2030 Agenda provides a pathway for implementation of the Strategy. The Roadmap, which reflects actions and initiatives to mobilize investment and support for financing the 2030 Agenda, includes three parts.

Part I: Specific actions and ‘key asks’ championed by the Secretary-General, where his leadership can galvanize the required change.

Emerging Findings from the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of SDG Implementation in Fragile and Crisis Settings

OECD - OCDE forecasts that more than 80% of the world's poorest could be living in fragile contexts by 2030 if fragility is not addressed. Read the attached snapshot to learn about challenges and opportunities in implementing the 2030 Agenda in fragile and conflict-affected settings. These insights are based on eight countries which shared their experiences in voluntary national reviews.

Every Policy Is Connected (EPIC): A generic tool for policy-data integration

Evidence-based policymaking requires reliable and high-quality statistics at a desirable level of aggregation. However, evidence on what and what levels of aggregation are desirable are questions that statisticians alone cannot answer. This paper introduces features and application of a tool called EPIC (Every Policy Is Connected) that facilitates policy-data dialogue aiming to identify policy priorities as well as data needs.

P4R: Follow-up to the VNRs: Experiences and lessons learnt

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to ‘conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels’. Reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is not an end in itself but a means to improve and accelerate implementation. During the VNR countries take stock of and assess progress and shortcomings in the implementation of the goals and targets. This process is a dynamic one wherein countries are constantly implementing, assessing and readjusting their policies to achieve the goals.