unctad.org | Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development, third session
Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development, third session
04 - 06 November 2019
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Financing for Development: International development cooperation and interrelated systemic issues

The meeting will address the development imperative of the Sustainable Development Goals and the challenges posed, from the perspective of international development cooperation, to close the Sustainable Development Goal financing gap on time.

Guiding Questions

  1. How can the commitment by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda to reverse recent declines in official development assistance be met and how can official development assistance play a more effective role in efforts to scale up development finance required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

  2. How can the quality and impact of both concessional and non-concessional official flows be improved and coordinated to support these efforts, including through innovative financing models and tools?

  3. What institutional, policy and regulatory changes at the international levelwill be helpful to ensure that global economic governance appropriately supports effective international development cooperation, to facilitate domestic public resource mobilization?

Financing for Development

Written contributions

In order to facilitate deliberations and the informal exchange of experiences and best practices on the topic to be discussed, member States and observers are requested to submit written contributions to the UNCTAD secretariat by Monday, 28 October 2019.

Written contributions are especially welcome on any of the agreed Guiding Questions.


This session is open to all member States of UNCTAD. Other organizations, including specialised agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations in the general and special categories, as well as academia and the private sector, may participate as observers.




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