Financing development: Navigating the landscape of financial instruments and mechanisms

Achieving the ambitious 2030 Agenda requires scaling up domestic and global resources. It also demands a shift from funding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a wider financing approach through a blend of public, private, domestic and international resources.

SDGs are being increasingly integrated into public budgets and development cooperation, and financial markets and investors have positively reacted to a stronger integration of the SDGs in public and private investment decisions. However the gaps in financing SDGs remain large. Financing has not yet been adequately reaching the geographies and people that need them the most.

This new course is organized with the Joint SDG Fund and aims at building the capacities of a wide range of national actors and development partners in an area of financing development.

During this course, you will:
  • Navigate the landscape of financing development and discuss the role and functions of various actors engaged
  • Explore the Integrated National Financing Frameworks
  • Recognize the rationale behind use of blended finance for development objectives
  • Learn about different sets of financing mechanisms used for development
  • Apply the course content to design a financing mechanism in your own contexts
  • We welcome registrations from government agencies, staff of UN agencies, financing organizations, private sector actors interested in development and sustainability, non-profit entities and those working in the wider development community.
Learn all about the Financing development course on the official course webpage.