Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2020

The report was written by the members of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development and it provides a review of the progress in the implementation of the Financing for Development outcomes, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and relevant means of implementation targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030). This report was published at the time of uncertainty from the health, social and economic impacts of the global Covid 19 pandemic. The report found that “not only are the international economic and financial system are failing to deliver on the SDGs but there has been a substantial backsliding in key areas.” Read the Report and find out what … Read MoreFinancing for Sustainable Development Report 2020

The Nordic Model – Economic and Social Policies.

The economic and social policies of Scandinavian countries are considered, in many sectors, a model for an equitable and efficient society. Genevieve Pinnington prepared a short presentation Nordic tax models as an example of how fiscal policies can be used for equity and efficiency. She looks at what it is, how it works and why it may not be applicable everywhere. Read  A Brief Exploration of the Nordic Model.

Spring Meetings in Washington

Cynthia attended the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary (IMF) in Washington DC from 8 – 12 April, 2019.  Read about the composition of the World Bank Group, its work and concerns in this Brief prepared by Cynthia. She recalls the urgency expressed by the President of the Group in the following quote.  “It is critically important that we work tirelessly to foster broad-based growth, raise median incomes, create jobs, and fully incorporate women and young people in economies, to support a stronger, more stable global economy for everyone”.

Welcome Youth Representatives

Welcome to Youth Representatives Uyen Ha, from Australia and Isobel Cunningham from Ireland. They are immersed in the events and experience of an NGO collaborating with the United Nations. As we approach the Forum on Financing for Development their first immersion was on the question of Circular Economy, a relevant subject today when the traditional economy seems to fail a large proportion of the human family. Read Isobel’s article on Circular Economy provides an “easy read” on the issue.  Uyen, who specializes in Martial Arts, gives a summary of the connections between Sport, Peace and Development through the eyes of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sport for Development and Peace.