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

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 2018
Cross-border financing flows impacting the Sustainable Development Goals
By Homi Kharas

Published 2018
Sustainable Development Goal financing in the developing countries: Like clouds and wind without rain
By Debapriya Bhattacharya

Published 2018
Transparency and financing for the Sustainable Development Goals: The power of non-governmental organisation voices
By Lindsay Coates

Published 2018
The World Bank Group Sustainable Development Goals Fund – a trust fund to support the means of implementation for the goals
By Jaehyang So, Björn Gillsäter and Veronica Piatkov

Published 2018
Catalyst restrained by adverse conditions: How does the 2030 Agenda impact development cooperation?
By Stephan Klingebiel and Silke Weinlich

Published 2017
From Funding to Financing – beginning the journey
By Richard Bailey