Expanding social investments

These guidelines present eight financing alternatives, based on policy positions by the United Nations and international financial institutions, and show that fiscal space for social protection and the SDGs exists even in the poorest countries. Of the eight options, six increase the overall size of a country’s budget through increasing tax revenues, expanding social security coverage and contributory revenues, lobbying for increased aid and transfers, eliminating illicit financial flows, borrowing or restructuring debt, and adopting a more accommodative macroeconomic framework. The other two options are about redirecting existing resources from one area to another, in this case social protection by re-allocating public expenditures and tapping into fiscal and foreign exchange reserves. 

Enablers: 

Financing

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Themes: 

Integration Tools - Financing for the SDGsLeave No-One Behind Tools - Developing Strategies and Plans for Leaving No One Behind

Function: 

Guidelines and diagnosticsFinancing instruments and funds