Mobilising resources, both domestic and global, to support sustainable development remains a key challenge for many developing countries.
In 2015, world leaders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to agree upon a new global framework for financing the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the heart of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda are national sustainable development plans and strategies supported by integrated national financing frameworks — or INFFs.
A country’s sustainable development strategy lays out what needs to be financed. INFFs spell out how the national strategy will be financed and implemented, relying on the full range of public and private financing sources. INFFs are a planning and delivery tool to help countries strengthen planning processes and overcome obstacles to financing sustainable development and the SDGs at the national level.Learn more about INFFs
The aim of this Knowledge Platform is to provide the foundation for a growing Community of Practice working to develop and implement INFFs within their countries. This Knowledge Platform is a digital space to provide countries with the information they need to implement INFFs, connect with other INFF stakeholders, and bring together new knowledge of experiences with INFFs around the globe.
Following the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development, as well as other international organisations and agencies, have developed – and will continue to develop – various materials to support INFF efforts at the country level. This Knowledge Platform will support the generation, dissemination, and promotion of these resources, good practices, tools, and guidelines to support countries as they strengthen their INFF.
INFFs are comprised of four building blocks.
Each building block represents a critical component in building national capacity to strategically plan, mobilise and manage the financing needed for sustainable development results. INFFs are iterative processes, with progress in each building block reinforcing the others.
The Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development has developed guidance materials for each building block and an inception phase to support countries interested in developing and implementing INFFs. Based on country experiences, these materials are ‘living’ documents that will be continually updated and strengthened as more countries develop and implement INFFs.
Assessment and diagnostics
Assessing financing needs, mapping resources, assessing risk and identifying constraints
Monitoring and review
Monitoring use of relevant financial resources and feeding lessons back into policy design
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