The virtual seminar aims to enhance understanding of aspects of external financial liquidity and sustainability by showcasing two developments of the COVID-19 project:
1. The UNCTAD-Boston University-Freie Universität Global Financial Safety Net Tracker, which tracks liquidity provision for all UN member states from different sources – including the IMF, Regional Financial Arrangements and bilateral central bank swaps.
2. The Sustainable Development Finance Assessment (SDFA) – a framework which examines the capacity of developing countries to achieve the most significant SDGs in a way that is compatible with external financial and public debt sustainability.
The fourth session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development will discuss the following topic: "Addressing systemic issues – strengthening the coherence and consistency of multilateral financial, investment, trade and development policy".