Biodiversity Finance Policy and Institutional Review
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) methodology takes shape through three assessments that culminate in a Biodiversity Finance Plan.
The Biodiversity Finance Policy and Institutional Review looks into the policy and institutional context for biodiversity finance in the country and establishes key stakeholders. The Biodiversity Expenditure Review is an analysis of public and private expenditures in the country that benefit biodiversity, establishing past, present and projected expenditures on biodiversity. The Financial Needs Assessment estimates the finance required to deliver national biodiversity targets and plans. The Biodiversity Finance Plan identifies and prioritises a mix of suitable biodiversity finance solutions to reduce the biodiversity finance gap.
While gender responsive budgeting involves a full process from analysis of budget programmes, identifying gender equality gaps and integration of gender perspectives throughout the budget process, thi
s manual focuses on the first analysis which acts as a starting point for further work to make policies and budgets more gender responsive. The method presented in this manual can be used by public authorities at all levels of government. It is especially useful for programme analysis at the level of the state budget, oblast budgets and local budgets.
Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction
This Handbook is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring.
Mainstreaming is achieved by putting poverty-environment issues at the heart of government, by taking these issues into regular economic decision-making processes, particularly the national and subnational planning and budgeting processes.
A Manual on the Design and Conduct of Public Expenditure Reviews in Caribbean Countries
This manual outlines a process for the design and conduct of public expenditure reviews in Caribbean countries and offers context specific guidelines and references to assist Caribbean public finance
officers in their daily operational activities. It is a product of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s project on strengthening the technical capacity of public finance managers in select Caribbean small island states to support governments in managing finances, providing stable environments for economic growth and sustained financing for social protection programmes.
UNICEF’s national budget briefs supports the monitoring of budget allocations to sectors that are important for children in the current fiscal year, and assessment of the efficiency, effectiveness,
equity and adequacy of past spending. This brief can also inform advocacy through key messages for policy and financing changes and helps increase staff knowledge on budget issues linked to sector results.
The Climate Action Impact Tool is an online application for development practitioners and the private sector that assesses impacts of mitigation and adaptation interventions across the SDGs, throug
h collection and measurement of both quantitative and qualitative data. The tool facilitates effective verification, monitoring and reporting of SDG impacts and helps the private sector make well-informed decisions about investments in sustainable development projects.
Integrated National Financing Framework for Sustainable Development
Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) are a tool to finance national priorities and operationalize the Addis Abab
a Action Agenda at the national level. A country’s sustainable development strategy lays out what needs to be financed. Integrated national financing frameworks spell out how the national strategy will be financed and implemented.
The thematic chapter aims to provide guidance to Member States as they design and implement INFFs, informed by lessons from early implementation efforts. It presents four building blocks for operationalisation: (i) assessments and diagnostics; (ii) design of the financing strategy; (iii) mechanisms for monitoring, review and accountability; and (iv) governance and coordination mechanisms.
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 pl
anning 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.
The Business Call to Action Impact Lab is a leading platform for inclusive businesses to better measure and manage their contribution to sustainable development.
The Lab guides businesses through an impact management process over four self-paced modules: defining an SDG aligned theory of change, designing an impact framework, collecting data, and managing and communicating impact on the SDGs.