In July 2015, world leaders came together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to adopt the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (the Addis Agenda) at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD). The Addis Agenda created a holistic and coherent framework for financing sustainable development. More than just a framework, the Addis Agenda embodies several hundred concrete actions that Member States of the United Nations pledged to undertake individually and collectively. Hence, the creation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development (Task Force). It was convened by the Secretary-General to follow up on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and is comprised of over 50 United Nations agencies, programmes and offices, regional economic commissions and other relevant international institutions.
In this Report, The Task Force has carefully gone through the full range of these commitments and action items to create a framework for monitoring. It compiled them into nine chapters — on cross-cutting issues, the seven action areas of the Addis Agenda, and on data. In each chapter, commitments and actions are organized by thematic clusters, for which the Task Force presents options for monitoring.
The report also includes 3 appendices on the relationship between the Addis Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and on voluntary initiatives announced in Addis Ababa.