Mobilising resources to achieve the SDGs

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, financial institutions, development partners, and other non-state stakeholders. 






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Country case


The Development Finance Assessment in Timor-Leste (2019), led by the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Finance with support from UNDP and the EU, presents an analysis of the current trends in public and private financing and forward-looking scenarios, based on a wide-reaching data collection exercise. The assessment also identified identifies gaps, opportunities and policy reforms that can mobilise new forms of financing, strengthen collaboration across ministries and with the private sector, and bolster government policies for managing, measuring and influencing financing for national priorities. The recommendations and action plan included establishing an overarching financing strategy, a national investment promotion strategy, and an integrated infrastructure investment strategy. The country is now strengthening its Integrated National Financing Framework as a catalyst for positive policy reforms across public and private financing.