At the Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) midpoint, our progress is lagging, emphasizing the need for greater financial investments and alignments, as stressed by the United Nations Secretary-General’s SDG Stimulus. While international financial reforms progress, the need to improve national financing strategies is equally pressing. Over 85 countries are using the Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) to align national financing policies with SDG aims, bridge financing gaps and fortify sustainable development funding, with 4 countries already launched and 27 are developing their national financing strategies.
Countries are using INFFs to operationalize the SDG Stimulus and finance sectors like social protection and job creation, while addressing challenges like climate change and gender inequality. Countries also use INFFs to strengthen the financing for their commitments such as the Paris Agreement and formulate gender-responsive financial strategies. The INFF Facility, launched in 2022, stands for international commitment to support countries in developing INFFs and to foster a community of practice. The current INFF Facility members include UNDP, UNDESA, UNICEF, OECD, EU, Governments of Italy, Spain and Sweden.
About this event
Jointly hosted by the Government of Nigeria, the Government of Indonesia, INFF Facility, UNDP, UNDESA, UNICEF, and International Budget Partnership (IBP), this side event aims to hear from countries on how they are using the INFF approach to build a more sustainable financing architecture - and how this can be scaled up to accelerate progress in the second half of the SDG timeline.
Why should I attend?
In the event, you will
- hear from countries how INFFs financing strategies are helping them mobilise and align public and private investments to accelerate SDG progress
- share countries’ experiences, challenges, solutions and best practices in developing and implementing financing strategies that transform and scale up SDG finance and contribute to the SDG Stimulus operationalisation
- learn what is needed to scale up SDG finance at the country level across 85+ countries and opportunities for partnership and collaboration, including through the INFF Facility, to support countries in their sustainable financing journeys.
Who will be speaking?
We are delighted to host high-level speakers from a variety of sectors and organisations including Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Planning, civil society and development partners to share their first-hand insights and experience.
Where can I find the agenda?
You can find the concept note and agenda here.
How can I join?
For in-person participation, please follow the instructions here (Deadline: 5 pm EST, 8 Sept). Please note submitting registration doesn't guarantee your in-person participation. If your registration is approved, you will receive an approval letter confirming your in-person participation from the SDG Action Weekend organiser.
For virtual participation, please register here. We'll then follow up with instructions on how to join the event online.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event!