Last year, UN Member States renewed their commitment to lift the world’s least developed countries out of poverty. The Doha Programme of Action (DPoA), adopted during the first part of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in March 2022, charts a roadmap for coordinated support and solidarity for LDCs up to 2031.
In less than a month, LDC5 will meet again in Doha, this time with a focus on how to deliver the 10-year programme. The DPoA will require a multilateral effort. It will also require domestic, international, public and private sources of finance. Without adequate finance, the DPoA will not happen.
The Doha Programme of Action (paragraph 29) recognises integrated national financing frameworks (INFFs) as critical for overcoming the unique financing challenges of LDCs. 70% of LDCs are using INFFs to develop effective mechanisms to mobilise and channel resources; 13 of these countries are in the graduation pipeline.
Under the INFF Facility, UNDP, UN DESA, UNICEF and OECD will co-host a hybrid side event on the sidelines of LDC5 on 5 March 2023 at 17:15 - 18:45 (GMT+3).
The event will provide a forum for senior government leaders from least developed countries to share their experiences using INFFs to finance their national sustainable development objectives and the SDGs. Representatives from UNDP, UN DESA, UNICEF and the OECD will share perspectives on how the international community can ramp up support for these country-led frameworks.
This event will explore:
If you are already attending LDC5, please join us in person at Exhibition Hall 2A at the Qatar National Conference Centre in Doha. No pre-registration for the side event is necessary.
If you are not attending LDC5 in person, please join us virtually by registering via Zoom.
We are excited to host a great lineup of panellists from Facility partners and LDC governments developing an INFF.