Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development
The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, the fourth report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development, provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of sustainable finance, four years after the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The report warns that mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the SDGs remain underfunded and parts of the multilateral system are under strain.
Boston University Global Development Policy Center, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report, A New Multilateralism for Shared Prosperity , synthesizes those efforts and advances a set of “Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal” that can form the foundations for a new multilateral trade and investment regime that has shared prosperity and sustainable development as its core goals.
This paper, Policy Trade-Offs in Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: The Case of St. Lucia, uses a dynamic general equilibrium model that incorporates natural disasters to assess the macroeconomic impact of financial protection and structural protection, and the associated policy trade-offs.
This report, which is based on 20+ interviews with investors and other stakeholders, explores the reasons for the slow progress of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration in infrastructure investments by private investors and evaluates the emerging field of publicly available tools that seek to make the sustainability impacts on and from infrastructure projects tangible for investors.
Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet aims to shift the debate regarding investment needs away from a simple focus on spending more and toward a focus on spending better on the right objectives, using relevant metrics. It does so by offering a careful and systematic approach to estimating the funding needs to close the service gaps in water and sanitation, transportation, electricity, irrigation, and flood protection.
This publication examines the enormous potential for scaling up green business development in Asia and the Pacific, by reviewing green markets, technologies and practices before offering a set of policy options to enable governments and finance institutions to accelerate green business development in the region
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Three years after the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there is a consensus that public and private finance will both be needed, at scale, to meet the SDGs - hence blended finance is receiving increasing attention for its potential to crowd in private or commercial capital for SDG-related investments that would otherwise be overlooked.
This report expands the UNDP's Derisking Renewable Energy Inestment (DREI) framework to private-sector models for solar-battery mini-grids. DREI is an innovative, quantitative framework to assist policymakers to cost-effectively promote private sector investment in renewable energy in developing countries. The report is accompanied by a financial Excel tool on mini-grid sizing and levelised costs.
UNEP Inquiry, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association
This document, National Sustainable Finance Roadmap of Mongolia, provides an overview of existing market principles, policies and regulations, estimated investment needs, incentive mechanisms, and barriers to scale up sustainable finance in Mongolia.
This handbook, Green Growth Assessment & Extended Cost Benefit Analysis: A handbook for policy and investment decision makers, is an introductory guide for policy makers to apply the Green Growth Assessment Process (GGAP) and extended Cost Benefit Analysis (eCBA) in the planning process. Both tools provide an integrated framework to provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the projects.