The Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development is one of the nine Committees that make up the subsidiary structure of the Commission. Its sessions are convened every two years, and attended by senior government officials and experts from the ministries of finance, planning and development, and foreign affairs, and representatives of central banks, think tanks, the private sector, regional financing institutions, development partners and United Nations agencies, as well as eminent experts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense human suffering across the globe and triggered the worst economic and social crisis in generations. Although Governments across Asia and the Pacific have responded aggressively to mitigate the immediate impacts of the crisis, several policy gaps and uncertainties remain. The pursuit of SDGs has also become much more challenging. The policymakers not only need to ensure economic recovery, finance rising fiscal deficits and address debt sustainability concerns, but to do so in a manner that is consistent with the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
To this end, the third session of the Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development, to be convened virtually from 20 to 22 October 2021, will discuss a range of economic policies and innovative financing strategies that are needed to cope with such multifaceted challenges. Enhancing availability of financial resources and improving the alignment of available public and private investments with Sustainable Development Goals are critical in helping policymakers to transform their economies towards an inclusive, resilient and sustainable development pathway.
To complement the deliberations of the Committee and to enrich the experience of participants, various analytical and knowledge products will be shared and high-level panel discussions organized, along with special side events, such as a Regional Conversation on Financing for Development.
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