The wide diversity of country situations and levels of vulnerability means that international funding mechanisms and channels have to differ greatly.
FERDI helps to determine how to finance development in the most fragile environments, where vulnerabilities are strongest and traditional market mechanisms struggle to function effectively.
Official Development Assistance (ODA) plays a major role in the most fragile environments, not only to cover essential development expenditures, but also to create the conditions for sustainable private financing of these economies.
One of the keys of FERDI's work remains the analysis of the role of ODA and the identification of innovative financing mechanisms capable of capturing the private resources available around the world for the financing of sustainable development.
Examples: Interview of FERDI by the French National Assembly study group on official development assistance budgetary issues; Interview for the Canadian government international assistance review.
Example: The organization in March 2018 of the workshop entitled "What’s new in innovative financing?" in partnership with IDDRI, the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), and the Leading Group for Innovative Financing.