Optimizing Development Finance Levers to Meet the 2030 SDGs: Scoping Report

To find solutions in filling the USD 4.2 trillion funding gap for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) approached International Financial Consulting Ltd. to develop this report. It is a deep dive into the global financial landscape to find solutions through the lens of developing countries’ Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs). The solutions offered herein focus on improving coherence and alignment of the development finance instruments and players required to optimize and increase the flow of development capital.

We lay out how to shift the 1.1 percent of total financial assets held by banks, institutional investors or assets managers (USD 4.2 trillion) to fill the funding gap for meeting the SDGs. 

Report by Diana Smallridge and Susan Forester, with research help from Sarah Maiguwa and Belinda Boateng, and support from Ryan McMaster and Kim Webber from BMGF.

You can access the full report here.

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