Financing Sustainable Development - Addressing Vulnerabilities

The new international development agenda, with global public goods featuring prominently, is setting a course for universal sustainable development. Achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require the mobilisation and allocation of a huge amount of public and private resources. This book examines how finance can help to ensure the sustainability of development by taking into account the various types of vulnerabilities faced by developing countries.

Studying the link between vulnerability and development finance entails tackling many complex and controversial issues. These issues are addressed here by over 40 authors, selected from amongst the leading international experts from the North and South, each of whom contributes on a specific topic in an original and independent way.

Structured around the three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and environmental– this collection of complementary contributions outlines how new development finance can help to tackle vulnerabilities and thus promote sustainability. The book highlights the role of new types of finance, as well as the continuing relevance of public development assistance for the poorest and most vulnerable countries. It emphasises the need for differentiated funding mechanisms according to the characteristics of the recipient countries and the challenges they face.

Edited by Patrick Guillaumont and Matthieu Boussichas.

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ISBN : 978-2-7178-6852-4

illustration cover : Minéralier, photo-peinture de Aude Guirauden


Financing Sustainable Development - Addressing vulnerabilities (2015), Boussichas, M., and Guillaumont, P. (dir.), Ferdi, Economica, Paris, 442 p. (Version française : Financer le développement durable - Réduire les vulnérabilités)