Finance: Engagement opportunities

Stakeholders were invited to participate and engage in the Expert Committee on a Sustainable Development Financing Strategy via communication and consultation activities, such as

  • multi-stakeholder consultations in the form of written contributions and dialogues (see below);
  • dedicated periods reserved for interaction with Member States and other relevant stakeholders during each Committee session;
  • interventions by outside experts (e.g., academics, think tanks, regional development banks and representatives from the private sector and institutional investors) at Committee meetings; and
  • regional meetings organised by UN regional commissions, in collaboration with regional development banks or other actors and with participation of interested Committee members

Multi-Stakeholder Consultations

In order to establish a connecting link between civil society and the International Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF), a steering committee was appointed to facilitate the dialogue between the official body and its stakeholders.

While the steering committee ensured equitable participation during the multi-stakeholder dialogues accompanying each formal session throughout the entire work of the ICESDF, its own composition was also characterised by equal representation of both the Financing for Development Process and the Rio Major Groups on the basis of a highly participatory selection process, which aimed at safeguarding an equilibrium in terms of geographical and gender aspects as well as regarding the member's affiliation with civil society, the private sector, and the Major Groups.

For more information please see the Sustainable Development Knowledge Sharing Platform.

Online Clusters:

Stakeholder inputs were sourced on the following issues via the Sustainable Development Knowledge Sharing Platform:

  • Cluster 1: Assessing financing needs, mapping of current flows and emerging trends, and the impact of domestic and international environments (facilitated by Mr. Reginald Darius, Saint Lucia, and Ms. Liz Ditchburn, UK);
  • Cluster 2: Mobilisation of resources and their effective use (facilitated by Mr. Nathan Dal Bon, Australia; Mr. Francisco Gaetani, Brazil; Mr. Zou Ji, China; Mr. Norbert Kloppenburg, Germany; and Mr. Joseph Enyimu, Uganda);
  • Cluster 3: Institutional arrangements, policy coherence, synergies and governance Issues (facilitated by Mr. AndrĂ© Lohayo Djamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Mr. Tonis Saar, Estonia; and Mr. Amjad Mahmood, Pakistan).