UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2014: Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals

04-12-2014

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015. In its 2014 World Investment Report, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) assesses the developing countries' needs for financing in SDG-sensitive sectors over the period 2015 to 2030. UNCTAD points to a financing gap of US$2.5 trillion per year and suggests reflecting on policies to raise the share of private-sector participation in order to narrow that gap.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015. In its 2014 World Investment Report, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) assesses the developing countries' needs for financing in SDG-sensitive sectors over the period 2015 to 2030. UNCTAD points to a financing gap of US$2.5 trillion per year and suggests reflecting on policies to raise the share of private-sector participation in order to narrow that gap.