Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the SDGs

In 2015, Member States making up the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals. These have been in place for five years now and already many nations are falling behind in meeting the set targets by 2030 as they grapple with many challenges. These challenges have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected all segments of the population and is particularly detrimental to vulnerable members of society i.e. the poor, the elderly, persons with disabilities and the youth; whose socio-economic situation have been worsened by the restrictions on movement, shrinking remittances and diminishing employment opportunities... Join the discussion

Financing for Development and the New Normal

The adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) dramatically changed the global financing landscape with digital technology becoming a key aspect of the global financial systems. Again, there has been rapidly growing interest in sustainable investing, in part due to increased awareness of the impact of other non-economic risks on financial returns. However, as we began the decade of action, global challenges have multiplied...Join the discussion