The COVID-19 pandemic has created a series of simultaneous and reinforcing shocks that has exposed and exacerbated economic, financial and debt vulnerabilities of low- and middle-income developing countries (LICs and MICs). Mobilizing financial resources for responses to and recovery from the pandemic is essential so that progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is not undone.
This platform is a resource where member states, experts and the public can access diagnostic tools, policy analysis and recommendations, as well as evaluate the policy responses designed to ensure a recovery aligned with a sustainable development path.
The project Response and Recovery: Mobilising financial resources for development in the time of COVID-19 is co-ordinated by the Debt and Development Finance Branch of UNCTAD and jointly implemented with ECA, ECLAC and ESCAP.
From 21st to 23rd March 2022, experts and delegates gathered at the 5th IGE on Financing for Development to discuss lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges to scale up financing for development, and the need to address macroeconomic issues. Read more...