Fiona Bayat-Renoux is a Senior Programme Officer on Financing the 2030 Agenda, in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations. Prior to this Fiona was the Director of the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. Fiona Bayat-Renoux has held various positions with the United Nations, including in Sri Lanka, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.
In 2030 when the world assesses whether the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement should be hailed as multilateralism’s greatest triumph or failure, achievements will be evaluated in real terms against SDG indicators, and in financial terms against SDG investments. If the world was to measure progress on key financial indicators related to the SDGs and the Paris Agreement today, how would we fare?