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.

Climate Financing


COVID-19 Response


Global Public Goods


Health Financing


Humanitarian Financing


Innovative Financing


Multilateral Financing

Published September 2021
The promises and pitfalls of COVID-19 vaccine equity
By Kanni Wignaraja and Swarnim Waglé

Published September 2020
A coming-of-age story: UN pooled funds
By UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office

Published September 2020
Bringing data to the centre of decision-making: the UN Data Strategy
By Henriette Keijzers

Published September 2019
The UN SG 's strategy for financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainble Development
By Fiona Bayat-Renoux

Published September 2019
Driving development finance to the ground: Closing the investment gap
By Ambassador Courtenay Rattray

Published September 2019
UN pooled funding: ‘Healthy’ financing for better multilateral results
By UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office


Normative Financing


Peacebuilding Financing


Pooled Financing


Prevention Financing


Private Sector Financing

Published 2017
Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Why it matters
By Sahba Sobhani and Robert de Jongh

Published 2017
The promise of ‘blended finance’
By Homi Kharas

Published 2017
Blended finance in fragile contexts: Opportunities and challenges
By Cordelia Lonsdale and Sarah Dalrymple

Published 2017
The potential of innovative financing to sustain peace
By Kevin Starace

Published 2016
African Risk Capacity: An Innovative Financing Mechanism for Natural Disasters,
By Mohamed Beavogui


SDG Financing

Published September 2023
Sustainably funding the United Nations’ development work: A fast approaching perfect storm?
By John Hendra

Published September 2022
The yawning gap between SDG attainment and international development financing
By Homi Kharas and Charlotte Rivard

Published September 2022
Scaling up the impact of development and climate interventions
By Johannes F. Linn

Published September 2022
Fiscal response to the COVID-19 crisis
By Vera Songwe

Published 2021
International financing of the Sustainable Development Goals
By Homi Kharas and Meagan Dooley

Published 2021
Fit-for-purpose financing in the Anthropocene: Quantifying risks and valuing the biosphere
By Pedro Conceição