Building the Policy Environment for SDG Financing in Asia-Pacific: Experiences in Integrated Financing Frameworks
8th June 2020 4:00pm Singapore Time
It is more important than ever before that countries approach financing from a holistic perspective not only for their COVID-19 responses, but in how funds are allocated, spent and leveraged for the SDGs.
Governments in Asia-Pacific are taking action to identify and leverage reforms to maximise resources for sustainable development priorities. These include policies to create enabling environments that promote SDG-aligned private sector development, leverage development cooperation, and develop instruments that leverage private sector participation in SDG investments, among others.
At the same time, the growth of the impact investment market has brought greater opportunities for linking private investment with the SDGs. As interest surges amongst international financial communities and regional regulators to ‘green’ their investments, the policy response is critical in shaping the increasing variety of investor approaches to impact and social investment.
It is crucial that public and private actors bridge the gap by identifying opportunities to align forces behind a common framework that is driving the common goal: a better, stronger, more sustainable, resilient and inclusive future for all. This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities for strengthened coordination between the public and private sector to collectively catalyse more and better SDG financing in the Asia Pacific region.
SDG Finance Policy Specialist UNDP
Senior Results Management Specialist, Strategy and Policy Department Asian Development Bank
Head of Asia, Chief Representative Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)
Director, Private Sector Development Group Japan International Cooperation Agency
Joint Secretary, Development Effectiveness Wing, Economic Relations Division Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh
Senior Advisor to the Minister of Bappenas for Economic Synergy and Financing BAPPENAS (National Development Planning Agency)
Director, South Asia Global Reporting Initiative