IDGM webinar: "How should international financing of SDGs adapt to both country structures and risks?"


June 16, 2020, Paris

Third session - Initiative for Development and Global Governance (IDGM) series of webinars "Financing the 2030 Agenda in a vulnerable world"

The IDGM is organising a series of events on how to finance the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development in a context marked by the strong socio-economic impacts of the crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. This cycle takes place in May and June in the form of a series of webinars : Financing Agenda 2030 in a vulnerable world”

webinar: How should international financing of SDGs adapt to both country structures and risks?

This third session will deal with the adaptation of the international financing of SDGs both to the structures of countries and to the risks they face, of which Covid-19 is obviously a major illustration today. In particular, it will consider how to differentiate the responses to be provided according to the specific challenges of each country, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable, starting with the least developed countries. It will also address the long-term consequences of ongoing debt relief, and the importance of business support both in responding to the crisis and in pursuing SDGs.

Moderator: Patrick Guillaumont, President at Ferdi


  • Masood Ahmed, President of the Center for Global Development
  • Christophe Bories, Deputy Director of Multilateral Financial Affairs and Development, Ministry of Economy and Finance, France
  • Lisa Chauvet, DIAL Economics Researcher, IRD
  • Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Investment Director at Amethis
  • Jean-Michel Severino, Chairman of Investisseurs & Partenaires
  • Tidjane Thiam, Former Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Suisse (TBC)