The Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Key Debates and Significance in the Indian Context

  • 2015
  • Jawed Alam Khan and Neeti Biyani

This policy brief on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) analyses the centrality and relevance of the Financing for Development (FfD) processes for a country like India. It takes a look at the evolution of the FfD process, and the agenda for FfD3, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2015. Key issues in India regarding mobilising domestic resources are discussed, and policy asks from the FfD3 outcome document are put forth, with regard to need for progressivity in domestic resource mobilisation, reforming global financial institutional architecture and curbing illicit financial flows. Finally, the policy brief comments on the extent to which the FfD3 draft outcome document is transformative, and suggests areas that civil society organisations should be mindful of, in the run up to FfD3 in Addis Ababa.

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