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Ambitious, Actionable, Accountable: Securing a 'triple-A rating' for the Third International Conference on Financing and Development

2015 is a momentous year for global development. It’s the year world leaders have the opportunity to set the world on course to end extreme poverty and protect the future of the planet, while ensuring that no one is left behind by progress. The stakes have never been higher.

Within 2015, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) in Addis Ababa in July is a critical moment. A strong outcome at FFD3 will unleash significant new resources for sustainable development – and set the mood for success at the Post-2015 Summit in September and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in November.

The fact that these three conferences are taking place in quick succession increases not only the potential for FFD3 to be transformative but the need for it to be so. The post-2015 goals and targets that are currently under discussion are hugely ambitious. They will require nothing short of a paradigm shift in financing for development if they are to be achieved, including, for the first time, a commitment for development finance to be environment and climate-sensitive, ensuring complementarity with and support for the climate deal that is so urgently needed at COP21.

Save the Children is setting a ‘triple-A challenge’ for FFD3. Read more within the brief.

Published 2018-07-16