On Oct. 29, Devex is bringing its illuminating journalism and expert analysis to bear on this critical topic in a half-day event.
Building on the successful first edition of the event in London in 2019, we invite you to join DFIs, finance experts, aid agencies, international NGOs, corporate leaders, and investors of all stripes as we take a practical look at the current landscape and where we’re headed as a community.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of economies across all income spectrums – from France and the United States to Bangladesh and Nigeria – the economic consequences of the virus can be felt almost everywhere.
Soaring health expenses, losses in income from exports, and ripple effects from nation-wide lockdowns have not only caused markets to plummet but also raised concerns about aid budgets being cut in the years to come. The current crisis has highlighted – more than ever – that public finances alone won’t be enough if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. So how can sustainable development efforts be financed in a post COVID-19 landscape?
A number of innovative financing tools are already being considered in the coronavirus response, including advance market commitments, the potential to raise private funds through vaccine bonds, or using government guarantees. But what role does private finance play in advancing progress post-COVID-19? And what’s the role of domestic resource mobilization – including taxation – as well as debt?
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