Development Finance

Issues of development finance play a central role in international development policy. Since the 2002 UN conference "Financing for Development - FfD" in Monterrey, the scope of relevant financing instruments has grown and includes both public financial flows (e.g. public loans and grants) and private financial flows (including foreign direct investment, private grants and remittances).

In addition, the debate surrounding the mobilisation of domestic resources in partner countries, in particular tax revenues, has become increasingly important in recent years. Against the backdrop of international targets (such as the United Nations' 0.7% ODA/GNI target) on the one hand and scarce public resources on the other, the development policy debate on development finance centres on both the quantity and effectiveness of instruments and financial flows.

At the third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July 2015, the "Addis Ababa Action Agenda" was adopted as a framework for financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on the Monterrey Consensus.

Our main areas of work are:

  • Monitoring and commenting on the discussion about ongoing developments in development finance, including on aspects of statistical reporting
  • Analysing and presenting Austria’s total financial flows in international comparison
  • Critical analysis of various instruments of development finance with regard to their development effectiveness

For more information contact:

Dr. Lukas Schlogl
Senior Researcher
phone: +43 1 317 40 10 – 110 

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Mr. Werner Raza
Tel.: +43 1 317 40 10 – 101  

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