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Published: 23 April 2019

From Funding to Financing: Transforming SDG finance for country success

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The gap in investment needed to finance the Sustainable Development Goals is estimated at $2.5 trillion. Achieving the SDGs will require a shift from project funding to financing, in which private capital from domestic and international sources must complement an efficient allocation of public investment. This paper describes recent progress, identifies key gaps and outlines a list of actions to advance efforts to improve efforts to support development finance. The goal is to encourage public-private engagement to advance solutions and support impactful global development financing efforts.

The gap in investment needed to finance the Sustainable Development Goals is estimated at $2.5 trillion. Achieving the SDGs will require a shift from project funding to financing, in which private capital from domestic and international sources must complement an efficient allocation of public investment. This paper describes recent progress, identifies key gaps and outlines a list of actions to advance efforts to improve efforts to support development finance. The goal is to encourage public-private engagement to advance solutions and support impactful global development financing efforts.

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