INFFs at the 2024 Financing for Development Forum and SDG Investment Fair

An overview of all events featuring INFFs at the 2024 Financing for Development Forum and SDG Investment Fair

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An overview of all events featuring INFFs at the 2024 Financing for Development Forum and SDG Investment Fair

Event Date

22 April 2024 - 26 April 2024


New York and online


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The Americas

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INFF Facility is delighted to invite you to join us for various INFF-related events at the 2024 ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum (FfD Forum) from 22 to 26 April 2024.   

The FfD Forum is an intergovernmental process that brings together high-level government officials, representatives from international organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and other financing for development outcomes and discuss the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It provides a platform for discussions tackling pressing global issues and promoting policies to finance SDGs.   

The theme of this year’s Forum is “Embarking on the path toward the Fourth International Conference on Financing for Development” which will take place in Spain next year. In the margins of the Forum, the 9th edition of the SDG Investment Fair will be held on 23-25 April 2024.    

INFF Facility members and representatives from governments around the world using an INFF approach will participate in several events in the Forum to share their experiences and exchange best practices. Details of these events are listed below.

🌐 Forum sessions 

📌 FfD Forum Plenary: Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs): Taking stock of national level progress  

⏰ Thursday, 25 April 2024, 11:30am-1:00pm EDT  

📺 The session will be streamed on UN Web TV

Building on the growing momentum for the demand and support for Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) implementation, this session will provide a forum to share experiences and lessons by countries that are developing INFFs and for the international community to explore how to make use of INFFs to align its support with national priorities and plans.  

 ⚡Other events 

📌 Side event: Public Finance and Taxation for Reducing Inequality and Achieving the SDGs  

🏠 Norway, Finland, UNDP

⏰ Monday, 22 April 2024, 1:15pm-2:30pm EDT  

📍 Conference Room C, UN Secretariat building, New York 

This event will discuss the role of public finance, taxation, budgeting, and expenditure management in reducing rising inequality, managing debt, and catalyzing SDG achievements. The 2023 Annual Report of the Tax for SDGs Initiative will also be launched.  


📌 SDG Investment Fair: Launch Guidance on Sovereign SDG Bonds  


⏰ Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 4:30pm-6:00pm EDT 

📍 Conference Room 8, UN Secretariat building, New York 

✅  Watch the recording here

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance, under the leadership of UN DESA and UNDP, has developed integrated guidance for the benefit of sovereign borrowers considering SDG bonds, and investors looking to scale up investments through these instruments. This side event will launch the guidance with a presentation on the overview of the current state of the sovereign SDG bonds market. The presentation will include key recommendations in the guidance followed by a discussion on the challenges and solutions both from an investor and country perspective.  


📌 Side event: Responding to country demand for technical assistance, capacity building and institutional development to scale up financing for sustainable development  

🏠 OECD, Sweden, UNICEF, INFF Facility

⏰ Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 8:30am-09:50am  EDT 

📍 Labouisse Hall, UNICEF Headquarters, New York

✅ Register for in-person or virtual attendance here  

The session focuses on the growing need for technical assistance, capacity building and institutional development to scale up financing for sustainable development, aligning with the broader efforts undertaken by the partners of the INFF Facility (UNDP, DESA, OECD and UNICEF, supported by the European Union, Italy and Sweden) to bridge the gap in technical support in areas relevant to countries’ INFFs. 

📌 Side event: Making finance work for people and planet: how countries are building their sustainable finance ecosystem through integrated national financing frameworks  

🏠 Government of Spain, INFF Facility (UNDP, UN DESA, OECD, UNICEF)

⏰ Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 1:15pm-2:30pm EDT 

📍 Conference Room 12, UN Secretariat building, New York  

✅ Register for virtual attendance here

The Government of Spain and INFF Facility are hosting a high-level side event where the INFF Facility will launch its flagship report: Making finance work for people and planet. This side event will feature speakers from governments using the INFF approach, alongside perspectives from partners. It will facilitate discussion on how INFFs can be scaled up to accelerate progress in the second half of the SDG timeline, including through the Fourth International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD4). 

📌 SDG Investment Fair: Using INFFs to Crowd in Private SDG Investment  


⏰ Thursday, 25 April 2024, 8:30am-9:45am EDT 

✅ In person attendance is by invitation only. Register for virtual attendance here

This country exchange and peer learning event revolves around a sharing of lessons on ways that Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) have helped in attracting private investment. Feedback from investors will further unpack the value proposition INFF processes provide to governments. Findings from recent analyses highlighting key developments in country INFF elaboration and SDG financing strategies will be shared.  


📌 SDG Investment Fair: Unlocking Private Capital for SDG-Aligned Investment Opportunities in the Global South: A Focus on SIDS and LLDCs Advancement  

🏠 Türkiye, Azerbaijan, UN DESA, UNDP

⏰ Thursday, 25 April 2024, 4:30pm-7:30pm EDT 

📍 Türkevi Center, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York 

✅ Register for in-person attendance here  

This event aims to catalyze collaborations among policymakers, investors, and development actors to increase investments in Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The panel discussion will be followed by a Networking Reception. The event is hosted by UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (ICPSD) alongside partners UN-DESA, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, the Government of Türkiye, and the Government of Azerbaijan.  

📌 Transforming Economies through Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs)


⏰ Friday, 26 April 2024, 10:00am-4:30pm EDT 

📍 Conference Room 12, UN Secretariat building, New York

✅ Watch the recording here - Part 1

✅ Watch the recording here - Part 2

The event provides a platform for the countries to share their experiences and identify common challenges faced in applying INFFs to finance sustainable development at the national level. The event aims to critically examine these experiences to identify practical insights that can improve the future application of INFFs, along with identifying strategies that can enhance the effectiveness and scalability of INFFs so that they can be adapted to various contexts and contribute to achieving the SDGs.