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Fourth IRF Retreat, May 2014

Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 11:45
Discussions at the IRF2015 fourth retreat

The Independent Research Forum on a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (IRF2015) held its fourth informal retreat at Columbia University, New York, in May 2015. Designed to provide a substantive exchange of views on issues around framing the global debate on the post-2015 development agenda, the fourth retreat was a one-day expert briefing on Finance for a transformative post-2015 development agenda.

(Image: Discussions at the IRF2015 fourth retreat, Adam Fishman, WRI) 

 

 

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Financing for development: international financial flows after 2015

Authors: 
Homi Kharas
Organisation: 
The Brookings Institution

This briefing paper for IRF2015's fourth informal retreat looks at financial flows for the post-2015 agenda. It points to the significance of private finance and foreign direct investment for developing countries now and highlights the huge variation in need between developing countries.

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Reforming ODA to increase development impact

Authors: 
Homi Kharas
Organisation: 
The Brookings Institution

This background briefing for the fourth IRF2015 informal retreat looks at the role of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the post-2015 agenda. Written by Homi Kharas from the Brookings Instituion, the paper highlights the growing gap between global development ambitions and ODA and asks how aid should be reallocated to ensure the maximum development impacts.

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Mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources for a transformative post-2015 agendafor

Authors: 
Dirk Willem te Velde
Organisation: 
ODI

This background briefing, prepared for IRF2015's fourth informal retreat, discusses the mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources (government revenues and domestic private finance) for a transformative post-2015 agenda. It highlights some of the challenges in raising domestic finance, particularly in Least Developed Countries.

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Mobilising Private Investment for post-2015 Sustainable Development

Authors: 
Homi Kharas and John McArthur
Organisation: 
The Brookings Institution

This draft background paper, prepared for the fourth IRF2015 informal retreat, looks at the need an dthe opportunities for mobilising private finance to meet the level of ambition contained in the proposed Sustianble Development Goals.

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