Financing and funding for sustainable development

What’s the issue?

Tackling inequalities, mitigating climate change, building peaceful and thriving societies, and achieving global sustainable development objectives requires a continuous engagement as well as funding.

Although world leaders have agreed on ambitious and universal Sustainable Development Goals and development effectiveness principles, finding the finances to achieve these targets remains a challenge.

The effectiveness of development cooperation depends on partner countries’ ownership of policies, programmes and processes. However, the path towards sustainable development is too often decided elsewhere.

Although civil society organisations play a vital role in speaking up against inequalities and injustices, the support and funding for civil society is also shrinking around the world, with Europe being no exception.

Change we want to see

EU budget for solidarity

10% of the 2021-2027 EU budget goes to ‘Neighbourhood and the World’.

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Civil society consulted

Civil society organisations are effectively consulted on future EU development funding.

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Civil society organisations are effectively consulted on future EU development funding.

What we want the EU to do

EU institutions and EU Member States should implement effective development cooperation in line with the Leave No One Behind principle.

EU institutions and EU Member States should provide more and better Official Development Assistance (ODA), with a focus on results. To create ownership in partner countries, the EU must meaningfully consult civil society organisations on programming processes and ensure they can access EU funding which respects the diversity of the sector.

This episode of our “Talking Development” podcasts reveals the important elements that must be considered for the next EU budget, which will last for seven years (2021-2027).

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Achieving the pledge of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind also requires focusing on least developed countries (LDCs). Our new policy paper assesses which EU actors are championing the LDCs by meeting their international commitments and supporting sustainable development in LDCs.

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Celia Cranfield

Celia Cranfield

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