Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2018

Financing for Development - Progress and Prospects

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The Inter-agency Task Force Report assesses progress in the seven action areas of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda: (i) domestic public resources; (ii) domestic and international private business and finance; (iii) international development cooperation; (iv) international trade as an engine for development; (v) debt sustainability; (vi) addressing systemic issues; and (vii) science, technology, innovation and capacity building. The 2018 edition focuses on investments in water, energy, ecosystems, and cities in particular. The report primarily targets Member States, particularly policymakers from ministries of finance, trade, foreign affairs and development cooperation, as well as central banks, local authorities, regulators and parliaments.




In 2017, we witnessed continued progress in implementing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, supported by a more favourable global macroeconomic environment. Yet, progress was uneven. Significant medium-term risks remain, which, if unaddressed, threaten to undermine sustainable development. This is the assessment put forward in the 2018 report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development. To address risks and close implementation gaps, the Task Force lays out a range of policy options and recommendations for corrective action, across the seven action areas of the Addis Agenda.


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