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April 2019
University of Oxford, Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper, Infrastructure for Sustainable Development, analyses the role of infrastructure in directly and indirectly impacting progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provides evidence of both the threat and opportunity infrastructure presents to reaching the global goals.
April 2019
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.
April 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Infrastructure details the results of an initial stocktaking on existing sustainable infrastructure initiatives, and argues for more integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report provides a comprehensive view of practices and developments in the governance, implementation and performance of budgeting across OECD countries. It looks at recent practices such as the application of medium-term frameworks and the use of data and analytics to highlight the impacts of policies on concerns such as gender equality and the environment.
March 2019
Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR)
This publication focuses on the management of the nexus of energy, food and natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa, with a clear focus on gender roles and implications. It presents case studies that showcase a range of options available to improve biomass use, especially in locations and among populations who currently depend on conventional fuels like firewood or charcoal. Although many of these options are context specific, the provided examples demonstrate that generalizable options exist to improve energy access, reduce waste, protect our soils and empower women.
March 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report outlines policy tools that national governments can use to encourage an efficient, effective and equitable response to ongoing coastal change. It is informed by new analysis on the future costs of sea-level rise, and the main findings from four case studies (Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).
March 2019
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has analysed the innovation landscape for VRE integration, mapping and categorising innovative solutions and on-the-ground examples.The resulting report aims to provide a guide to current innovations, either under development or already in use, in different settings across the globe.
March 2019
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry)
The G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG) and Sustainable Finance Study Group (SFSG) have been looking at ways to overcome a variety of institutional and market barriers to scaling up private finance over the last three years. Seven options were outlined in the G20 Green Finance Synthesis Report released in September 2016, and the Green Finance Progress Report assessed progress against these seven options in the 12 months that followed. This report focuses on progress in sustainable finance developments from July 2017 to the current date.
March 2019
Korea Environment Institute (KEI), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The Environmental Sustainability in Asia publication series, published by the Korea Environment Institute (KEI), demonstrates a comprehensive picture of the progress, challenges and opportunities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation in the Asian countries. The second issue in the series focuses on Cambodia
March 2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
The study explores the link between financial returns and gender diversity; the lack of women in the industry; and steps needed to achieve gender balance. One of the key findings of the report is that private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders.

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