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Expert Meeting for the Presentation of the GFSN tracker and the SDFA framework


13 April 2021
09:00 - 17:00 hrs.

How is international finance supporting emerging markets and developing economies in their responses to the current COVID-19 crisis?

This is the question framing the UNCTAD-led project Response and recovery: Mobilizing Financial resources for development in the time of COVID, with two workstreams of the project launching their first results:

  • The Global Financial Safety Net Tracker showing international liquidity provision during the COVID-19 crisis for all UN Member states and
  • The Sustainable Development Finance Assessment (SDFA) framework, which identifies the development finance needs of selected beneficiary countries in achieving structural transformation through the most significant SDGs, compatible with external finance sustainability and public debt sustainability.
     

Programme


Opening:

  • Kevin P. Gallagher: Director, Global Development Policy Center; Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
  • Richard Kozul-Wright: Director, Globalisation and Development Strategies Division, UNCTAD

Global Financial Safety Tracker:

  • Barbara Fritz and Laurissa Mühlich (Freie Universität Berlin), and William N. Kring (Boston University).
  • Mobilizing Financial resources for development in the time of COVID:
  • Penelope Hawkins and Daniela Prates (Debt and Development Finance Branch, DGDS, UNCTAD)

Followed by Open discussion.


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