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Innovative Finance for sustainable development: Scale and impact - New York, FfD Side Event, 16 April 2019

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The Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development – represented by its President country (Japan), its Secretariat (France) in partnership with a member country (Germany) – and UNDP organised an event at the FfD 2019 in New York to discuss the main developments in the field of innovative financing for sustainable development, especially its scale and impact, with stakeholders from governments, academics, and civil society.


Opening remarks
H.E. Dr. Toshiya Hoshino, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan

Keynote speech
Mr. Pedro Conceicao Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Panel discussion
Moderator: Ms. Shari Spiegel, chief of the policy analysis & development branch in the Financing for sustainable development office, DESA

  • Mr. Matthieu Boussichas, Program Manager at Ferdi (Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development)
  • Mr. Christophe Itier, High Commissioner for social and solidarity economy and social innovation, France
  • Ms. Maria Elena Querejazu Vidovic, President of Sembrar foundation (Bolivia)
  • Mr. Haje Schütte, Head, Financing for Sustainable Development Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Ms. Uta Böllhoff, Deputy Director General, Global processes / Financing for
    Development, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Q&A with the floor / Summary by the panel moderator

Closing remarks H.E. Dr. Toshiya Hoshino, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan

Concept Note

19 April 2019

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