Marketplace of ideas
The marketplace of ideas includes a collection of contributions from senior experts inside and outside the UN system. These contributions are intended to promote and stimulate new thinking, with the aim to help inform ongoing discussions and debate around financing the UN system and the role of the UN in financing the SDGs.
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Climate Financing

Published September 2022
Time to stop paying nature’s invoices, and invest to reduce them
By Inger Andersen

Published September 2022
The Green Climate Fund’s transformational approach to climate finance
By Yannick Glemarec

Published 2021
Strengthening weather and climate observations: A foundational global public good
By Johannes F. Linn, Anthony Rea, Markus Repnik and Laura Tuck

Published September 2020
Financing climate action and energy transition during the COVID-19 crisis
By Ambassador Omar Hilale

Published September 2019
World Bank Catastrophe bonds as an innovative development financing tool
By Michael Bennett and Rebeca Godoy

Published 2017
The Green Climate Fund – The ‘new kid on the block’
By Manfred Konukiewitz

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COVID-19 Response

Published September 2020
Financing climate action and energy transition during the COVID-19 crisis
By Ambassador Omar Hilale

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Global Public Goods

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Health Financing

Published September 2020
A European perspective on the global recovery and the way forward
By Félix Fernández-Shaw

Published September 2020
Financing climate action and energy transition during the COVID-19 crisis
By Ambassador Omar Hilale

Published September 2019
Improving the World Health Organizations financing
By Brian Elliot and Maximilian Sandbaek

Published 2017
Reforming the World Health Organization’s financing model
By Dr Gaudenz Silberschmidt and Dr Guitelle Baghdadi-Sabeti

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Humanitarian Financing

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Innovative Financing

Published September 2019
Innovative finance for peacebuilding: it is time to invest
By Catherine Howell and Henk-Jan Brinkman

Published 2018
Creating money out of thin air? The role of science, technology and innovation in making the SDGs affordable
By Pedro Conceição

Published 2017
Scaling up financing for the poorest countries through innovation
By Lisa Finneran

Published 2017
From fund-raising to market transformation
By Eric Usher and Careen Abb

Published 2017
Reaching the last mile: The role of innovative finance in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals
By Judith Karl

Published 2016
The Global Fund and Innovative Financing
By Patrik Silborn

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Multilateral Financing

Published September 2023
Localisation and Scaling: Two movements and a nexus
By Johannes F. Linn and Larry Cooley

Published September 2023
How effective development cooperation supports the UN system partners expect
By Suharso Monoarfa, Judith Suminwa Tuluka, Marie Ottosson and Vitalice Meja

Published September 2023
Funding South-South and triangular cooperation at the United Nations: What do we know?
By Sebastian Haug and Silke Weinlich

Published September 2023
Revitalising a global consensus: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75
By Nada Al-Nashif

Published September 2023
Financing gender equality: The role of the Gender Equality Marker and financial targets
By Aparna Mehrotra

Published September 2023
Humanitarian financing to alleviate suffering and manage crisis risk collectively
By Joyce Msuya

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Normative Financing

Published September 2023
How effective development cooperation supports the UN system partners expect
By Suharso Monoarfa, Judith Suminwa Tuluka, Marie Ottosson and Vitalice Meja

Published September 2023
Advancing financing of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda in the United Nations system: Beyond commitments
By Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth and United Network of Young Peacebuilders

Published September 2023
Revitalising a global consensus: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75
By Nada Al-Nashif

Published September 2023
Funding South-South and triangular cooperation at the United Nations: What do we know?
By Sebastian Haug and Silke Weinlich

Published September 2023
Financing gender equality: The role of the Gender Equality Marker and financial targets
By Aparna Mehrotra

Published September 2023
Humanitarian financing to alleviate suffering and manage crisis risk collectively
By Joyce Msuya

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Peacebuilding Financing

Published September 2019
Financing fit for the future: A 10-point Agenda for Financing Peacebuilding
By Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Published September 2019
Innovative finance for peacebuilding: it is time to invest
By Catherine Howell and Henk-Jan Brinkman

Published September 2019
Official Development Assistance and peacebuilding: 10 year trends
By Ayham Al Maleh

Published September 2019
How the Peacebuilding Fund is investing in the Sustainable Development Goals
By Laura Buzzoni and Henk-Jan Brinkman

Published 2017
Financing sustainable peace: The right way
By Rachel Scott

Published 2017
Financing for peace
By Stephan Massing

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Pooled Financing

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Prevention Financing

Published September 2021
From funding to financing: Leveraging the private sector for peacebuilding in Colombia
By Aanchal Bhatia

Published 2021
Maintaining UN capacities for conflict prevention in a changing peace and security landscape
By Jake Sherman

Published 2021
Strengthening weather and climate observations: A foundational global public good
By Johannes F. Linn, Anthony Rea, Markus Repnik and Laura Tuck

Published 2021
Innovative ways for peace financing: The case for ‘blue investments’
By Christoph Heusgen

Published September 2019
OECD’s Total Official Support for Sustainable Development pilot study on peace and security
By OECD

Published September 2019
Forecast-based financing: A breakthrough at last for humanitarian financing?
By Lana Zaki Nusseibeh

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Private Sector Financing

Published September 2019
Investment Gapportunities: Changing the narrative on investment in sustainable development
By Navid Hanif and Philipp Erfurth

Published 2018
Personal reflections - institutional investors and financing sustainable development: The need for better alignment
By Marc-André Blanchard

Published 2018
Dynamics of India’s development cooperation under the framework of ‘Development Compact’
By Sachin Chaturvedi

Published 2018
Beyond green: Building sustainable capital markets
By Heike Reichelt and Colleen Keenan

Published 2018
Making waves: Aligning the financial system with sustainable development
By Simon Zadek

Published 2018
Creating an ecosystem to deliver positive impact finance and meet the Sustainable Development Goals
By Careen Abb

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SDG Financing

Published September 2023
Blended finance for nature: The call for diversified conservation capital
By Briony Coulson and Pierre Bardoux

Published September 2023
Financing the United Nations for people and planet
By Donald Kaberuka

Published September 2023
World Bank reform and implications for development cooperation
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Published September 2023
Localisation and Scaling: Two movements and a nexus
By Johannes F. Linn and Larry Cooley

Published September 2023
A high impact UN financing model for eliminating violence against women and girls and accelerating progress on the SDGs
By Heran Ayele and Alessandra Roccasalvo

Published September 2023
How effective development cooperation supports the UN system partners expect
By Suharso Monoarfa, Judith Suminwa Tuluka, Marie Ottosson and Vitalice Meja