The High Level session addressed the challenge of financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including how to mobilize investment, how to channel it towards the SDGs and how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks. According to UNCTAD's 2014 World Investment Report, achieving the SDGs will require a significant ratcheting up of investment.
The private sector will need to be a vital partner to public efforts to reach the scale of investment required. Recent years have seen a tectonic shift of foreign direct investment (FDI) going to developing countries, but most of this investment is not reaching the poorest economies.
Ministers and other high-level participants deliberated on the question of what policy strategies and actions can be developed to better target investment to finance development. Read more. Source | UNACTAD