In 2020, the IDGM is organising a series of events on how to finance the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development in a context marked by the strong socio-economic impacts of the crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. This cycle takes place in May and June in the form of a series of webinars.
This series of webinars is an opportunity to analyse the financing modalities for projects that are truly aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to define public policies that fully integrate the ambition of the 2030 Agenda. It also addresses the issue of adequate mobilisation of budgetary resources and the efficiency of public spending. The implementation of the SDGs implies budgetary and fiscal policies that make it possible to finance the necessary surplus of public expenditure and to guide the behaviour of economic agents in this direction. Finally, it asks how to differentiate the responses to be provided according to the specific challenges of each country, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable, starting with the least developed countries.
May 19, 2020- 4 PM (UTC/GMT+2) How to develop and finance projects and development strategies "aligned with Agenda 2030"?
This session will provide an analysis of the approaches and methods to be developed to evaluate projects according to their full impact: how to make the 2030 Agenda the framework for future economic recovery plans and for the necessary structural changes? The coronavirus crisis indeed reveals the multiple and interrelated vulnerabilities of our societies: health systems, supply chains for basic necessities, social inequalities within and between countries, etc. The crisis has also highlighted the need to address the issue of the coronavirus. Beyond emergency responses, more structural responses are necessary.
Moderator: Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director of IDDRI
- Jean-Paul Moatti, former President of the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, France), and member of the 2019 World Sustainability Report team.
- Kevin Gallagher, Director of the Global Development Policy Center (Boston, USA)
- Mama Keita, Director, UNECA Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa
- Laurence Breton-Moyet, Director General of Strategy, Partnership and Communication, French Development Agency (AFD, France).
- Luis Fernando Mejía, Director of Fedesarollo, Centro de Investigación Económica y Social (Bogotá, Colombia)
June 2, 2020 - 4 PM (UTC/GMT+2) What is a fiscal policy in line with the 2030 Agenda?
This second session will address the fundamental issue of adequate mobilisation of budgetary resources and efficiency of public spending. The pursuit of SDGs indeed implies budgetary and fiscal policies that make it possible to finance the necessary public spending surplus and to guide the behaviour of economic agents in this direction. This question is even more relevant in view of the budgetary consequences of the Covid crisis19.
Moderator : Grégoire Rota-Graziosi, directeur du Cerdi, responsable de programme à la Ferdi
- Mahmoud Mohieldin, the UN Special Envoy for Financing the 2030 Agenda.
- Michael Keen, Deputy Director of the Public Finance Department (International Monetary Fund)
- Felix Fernandez Shaw, Director International Cooperation and Development Policy, DEVCO, European Union
- Susana Ruiz Rodriguez, Regional Tax Coordinator, Oxfam
- Philippe Lacoste, Director of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
June 15, 2020 – 4 PM (UTC/GMT+2) How should international financing of SDGs adapt to both country structures and risks?
This third session will deal with the adaptation of the international financing of SDGs both to the structures of countries and to the risks they face, of which Covid-19 is obviously a major illustration today. In particular, it will consider how to differentiate the responses to be provided according to the specific challenges of each country, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable, starting with the least developed countries. It will also address the long-term consequences of ongoing debt relief, and the importance of business support both in responding to the crisis and in pursuing SDGs.
Moderator: Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi
- Masood Ahmed, President of the Center for Global Development
- Christophe Bories, Deputy Director of Multilateral Financial Affairs and Development, Ministry of Economy and Finance, France
- Lisa Chauvet, DIAL Economics Researcher, IRD
- Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Investment Director at Amethis
- Jean Michel Severino, Chairman of Investisseurs & Partenaires
- Tidjane Thiam, former Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Suisse (tbc)