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A Post-2015 Information System for International Development and Climate Finance

With the upcoming end date for the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this paper focuses on two opportunities for improving information on external financing for sustainable development:

  1. Modernisation of the overall system for measuring development finance which could enable better distinction between the fiscal effort of the provider and the volume of development financing that countries actually receive.
  2. Updating the measurement system to reflect future reporting needs and capture new financial instruments and incentives. The paper makes the point that over time, it will also be essential to find a measurement system that provides a clearer and more comprehensive view of the increasingly important South-South flows of development finance.