The latest ESCAP’s Financing for Development Series No. 4, Financing the SDGs to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific, reviews a range of financing instruments, strategies and mechanisms, that can help Asia-Pacific economies recover from the pandemic and effectively pursue the SDGs. In particular, the report takes a ‘deep dive’ on the role of innovative climate and digital finance strategies to address the financing gaps and support the achievement of the SDGs. It suggests key regulatory and policy actions that are solution-oriented and can help scaling up financing in support of the SDGs.
The launch of the latest issue of the publication takes place before the third session of the Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development, 20-22 October 2021. The Committee, which is attended by senior government officials from Ministries of Finance and Central Banks, is ESCAP’s main intergovernmental platform for policy deliberations on economic and financing issues. The panel discussion organized as part of the publication launch event is to set the stage for subsequent discussions at the Committee session. A summary document highlighting the main policy messages emerging from this panel discussion will be shared with the policymakers of the Asia-Pacific region at the Committee session.