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 2017
Rising powers in United Nations development funding – Growing responsibilities, growing engagement?
By Sven Grimm and Zhang Chun

Published 2017
A new contract for financing the UN development system: What does it mean and how can it be achieved?
By Max-Otto Baumann and Pratyush Sharma

Published 2017
Strengthening bilateral finance for multilateralism: Considerations for the United Nations system
By Romilly Greenhill and Nilima Gulrajani

Published 2017
UN pooled funds: A game-changer in financing Agenda 2030
By UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office

Published 2017
Who will pay for safe, orderly and regular migration?
By Sarah Rosengaertner, Commissioned by UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office


Normative Financing


Peacebuilding Financing


Pooled Financing


Prevention Financing


Private Sector Financing


SDG Financing

Published 2017
Open budgeting and monitoring for the Sustainable Development Goals:A country-level perspective
By Claire Schouten and John Hendra

Published 2016
Funding the UN in the SDG Era: Why We Should Link Funding with the Goals and Aspirations of Agenda 2030
By Olav Kjørven

Published 2016
A Field Perspective: Leaving No One Behind' - Opening up National Budgets for More Accountable SDG Financing
By John Hendra