This Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) is the first official document providing a comprehensive outline of integrated national financing framework (INFFs). The chapter dedicated to the INFF building blocks offers an essential theoretical but also practical foundation of the INFF principles and operations.
In this report the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development warns that mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals remain underfunded and parts of the multilateral system are under strain.
This report recommends that the international community use this opportunity to reshape both national and international financial systems in line with sustainable development. If we fail to do so, we will fail to deliver the 2030 Agenda.
The 2019 FSDR begins with the global macroeconomic context (chapter I). The thematic chapter (chapter II) presents four building blocks to operationalize implementation of the Addis Agenda at the country level though INFFs (Invest). The remainder of the report (Chapters III.A to III.G and IV) discusses progress in the seven action areas of the Addis Agenda. Each chapter begins with a summary that highlights key messages and presents policy options. Each chapter gives updates on implementation, and lays out challenges and policy options on both the national and international levels.
The assessment outlines in this report draws on the expertise, analysis and data from more than 60 agencies and international institutions that make up the Task Force, which is led by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and includes the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation, as well as UN agencies such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Development Programme.