unctad.org | Multi-year Expert Meeting on Enhancing the Enabling Economic Environment at All Levels in Support of Inclusive and Sustainable Development, and the Promotion of Economic Integration and Cooperation, fourth session
Multi-year Expert Meeting on Enhancing the Enabling Economic Environment at All Levels in Support of Inclusive and Sustainable Development, and the Promotion of Economic Integration and Cooperation, fourth session
24 - 25 February 2020
Room XXVI, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Mobilization of financial resources for inclusive and sustainable development

This session of the multi-year expert meeting will discuss core policy options and requirements for the effective and long-term mobilization of development finance under current conditions.

Issues in particular are likely to include ways in which countries can scale up public investment and crowd in private investment, including:

  • The role of mixed financing options for large-scale infrastructure projects.

  • The role of national and regional institutions and mechanisms to facilitate resource mobilization for development, with a particular focus on public sources and development banks, including central banks and sovereign wealth funds.

  • The role of securitization approaches in scaling up and their impact.

  • The role and impact of credit rating agencies; and mechanisms and institutions for regional monetary and financial integration, with a particular focus on the role of networks of national, regional and multinational development banks.

Finally, the expert meeting is also expected to discuss mechanisms for facilitating the access of microenterprises to reliable finance, including how to avoid microfinance crises through localized financial inclusion.

Finance
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Participation

This meeting is open to all member States of UNCTAD. Other organizations, including specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations in the general and special categories, as well as academia, research institutions, civil society and the private sector, may participate as observers. No limit is set on the number of experts, including from Governments, who may participate in the meeting.

Contributions from Experts

Experts are encouraged to prepare and submit to the meeting brief papers (5-12 pages) related to one or more of the issues contained in the provisional agenda, which will be available on the UNCTAD website.

These papers will be made available to the meeting in the form and language in which they are received.

Agenda

Programme

Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
Contact:
Communications concerning representation:
 
UNCTAD secretariat
Intergovernmental Support Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
 
Fax: 41 22 917 0214
E-mail: meetings@unctad.org
 
All other enquiries:

Diana Barrowclough
T.: +41 22 917 58 46
E.: Diana.Barrowclough@un.org
 
Gul Unal
T.: +41 22 917 2361
E.: gul.unal@un.org
 
Covid-19 Advisory
 
In view of the current situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been decided in the public interest to postpone all UNCTAD meetings scheduled in May 2020, including those listed below. New dates will be communicated in due time.
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (5 to 6 May 2020)
  • Short course for Geneva-based delegates - Para 166 (8 May 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development (13 May 2020)
  • UNCTAD ad-hoc meetings
 
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.
 
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