March 2021

Development Finance Assessment Guidebook

Realising the ambitious vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require the mobilization of a diverse range of public and private resources. This guidebook sets out a government-led process to optimise Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) financing.

The Development Finance Assessment (DFA) Guidebook outlines a process for supporting governments and their partners to take a more integrated approach to SDG financing. 

 Misalignment between the planning and finance policy functions of government, a narrow focus on public resources to finance the SDGs and the participation of only a narrow group of stakeholders in financing dialogue and decision-making are key challenges in many contexts. 

 The DFA helps address these through a process of informed dialogue led by a national oversight team, involving a broad constituency of actors from across government, the private sector and financial institutions, development partners and other non-state stakeholders. 

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