2015 is marked as the European Year for Development (when the process of discussion for the post-Cotonou arrangements will begin to gain momentum), but also as the year where the Millenium Development Goals (defined until 2015) will give way to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To combine development and sustainability, all available resources of financing must be explored. The magnitude of this challenge is so large that all players including governments, private sector, banks, civil society organisations and development agencies must contribute to the implementation of these goals.
This opinion should present the position, proposals and recommendations from the civil society represented in the EESC in order to bring improvements into the financing to development, including the role played by the private sector. It could also represent the EESC position vis-à-vis the Commission Communication "A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015" (published on 05/02/15) as regards the financing to development.
Related EESC opinions:
- REX/349 - Civil society involvement in the EU's development policies
- REX/364 - Social protection in European Union development cooperation
- REX/375 - Irregular immigration by sea in the Euro-Mediterranean region
- REX/386 - Involvement of the private sector in the post 2015 development framework
Related European Commision documents:
- Communication on A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015
- Communication on A Stronger Role of the Private Sector in Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries
Related European Parliament documents:
- Report on the EU and the global development framework after 2015
Other related documents:
- Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development
- OECD Development Co-operation Report 2014
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: World Investment Report 2014: Investing in the SDGs
- United Nations Development Progarmme: Innovative Financing for Development: A New Model for Development Finance?