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

Published September 2019
Shades of grey: Earmarking in the UN development system
By Max-Otto Baumann, Erik Lundsgaarde and Silke Weinlich

Published September 2019
Current and future pathways for UN system-wide finance
By Silke Weinlich and Bruce Jenks

Published September 2019
A resolute resolution for multilateralism - a perspective from International Geneva
By Michael Møller

Published September 2019
A brief reflection on multilateralism, the UN and financing
By Ulrika Modéer

Published September 2019
Multilateralism: An instrument of choice
By Bruce Jenks


Normative Financing


Peacebuilding Financing


Pooled Financing


Prevention Financing


Private Sector Financing


SDG Financing

Published September 2020
From crisis to recovery: Building back better from COVID-19 through integrated national financing frameworks and SDG financing strategies
By Emily Davis, Orria Goni and Thomas Beloe

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

Published September 2020
The UN Joint SDG Fund:Turning transformational potential into reality
By John Hendra and Silke Weinlich

Published September 2020
International financing of the Sustainable Development Goals
By Homi Kharas

Published September 2019
International financing of the Sustainable Development Goals
By Homi Kharas

Published September 2019
Bye-Bye, billions to trillions
By John W. McArthur