Next NGO Committee on FfD meeting:
Wednesday 6 September 2017
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Church Center (corner of 1st Ave and E 44th St)
777 UN Plaza New York, NY
All are welcome.
The 2017 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) took place from 22 to 25 May 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. During the FfD Forum, the NGO Committee, as a founding member of the Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD), held a number of side events including “International Cooperation in Tax Matters: Pathways for an Intergovernmental Tax Body” on Monday 22 May; “Pushing the boundaries of Official Development Assistance: challenges and opportunities” on Tuesday 23 May; “Public-private interfaces” and “Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Development Finance” on Wednesday 24 May; and “Critical and emerging issues in FfD: Opportunities for a multiyear planning framework” on Thursday 25 May.
On April 18, 2017, during the World Bank Group / IMF 2017 Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum, the NGO Committee on FfD hosted ‘Impact Investment as a Tool for Social Development’ Concept Note | Event Flyer | Press Release & Presentations | Photos:
On March 13, 2017, during the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the NGO Committee on FfD and the NGO Committee for Social Development hosted Financial Inclusion as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment & Poverty Eradication – Event Flyer
NGO Committee on FfD events 2016:
On Wednesday 13 April 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm, the NGO Committees on FfD and Social Development hosted a ‘Panel Discussion at the World Bank during the Civil Society Policy Forum’ in Washington DC.
Resources from this event:
Financing Tools for Reducing Social Inequalities
Herman slides for Apr 13
On 29 March 2016 the NGO Committee on FfD hosted an
Advocacy Workshop entitled The How To, Best Practices and More
led by Eileen Reilly and Winifred Doherty
In accordance with the Addis Agenda, the Secretary-General convened an inter-agency task force to (i) review progress in implementing the FfD outcomes and the means of implementation of the SDGs, and (ii) advise the intergovernmental follow-up process on progress, implementation gaps and recommendations for corrective action, while taking into consideration the national and regional dimensions. On 8 March 2016 the NGO Committee on FfD submitted its recommendations to the Task Force: FfD Interagency Task Force recommendations
On 4 February 2016, at the Commission on Social Development, with the NGO Committee on Social Development and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, our committee co-sponsored an event entitled Financing Tools for Reducing Social Inequalities.
World Bank downgrades global growth in 2016; cites slowdown in major emerging economies January 2016
New primer on financialisation provides a good intro to understanding the nature, reasons, and impact of the overall growth of financialisation of our economy. January 2016
NGO Committee on FfD events 2015:
On July 15, 2015 at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 0ur committee co-sponsored a Side Event entitled:
Unlocking people’s capacity as a means of implementation: The human face of Financing for Development
On May 22, 2015 our committee co-sponsored an event with the NGO Committee on Social Development and the Global Foundation (GFDD) entitled “Do we have the courage to Put People and Planet First? The challenges of financing for development”.
NGO Committee on FfD events 2014:
The pros and cons of partnerships and private sector’s growing role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
With Barbara Adams, Senior Policy Advisor at the Global Policy Forum Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Baha’i International.
Event details here: Partnerships in Post 2015
PowerPoint: Barbara Adams on Partnerships Oct 2014
Ideas for Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda:
Discussion with Chantal Line Carpentier of UNCTAD on Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Church Center. New sustainable development goals will be useless unless Civil Society works together to ensure adequate funding. Details here: NGO FfD event Sept 3 2014