ERD 5: European Report on Development

October 2013
Status: 
Active
Team: 
James Mackie, Peter Wolff, Louka Katseli, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Gillian Hart, Leah Worrall.
The 5th European Report on Development addresses financing for sustainable development and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context.
Overview

As part of its ‘Mobilising European Research for Development Policies’ initiative, the European Commission and four Member States of the European Union (Finland, France, Germany and Luxembourg) have commissioned ODI, the German Development Policy Institute (DIE), the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the University of Athens (Department of Economics, Division of International Economics and Development) and the Southern Voice Network to produce the 5th European Report on Development (ERD) on financing and other means of implementation in the post-2015 context.

The report will ask the overarching research question: how can financial resources be most effectively mobilised and channelled and how can they be combined with non-financial means of implementation, to effectively support a transformative post-2015 agenda?

We have commissioned six country illustrations in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mauritius, Moldova and Tanzania to gather evidence on the role of finance and other means of implementation for sustainable development.

In May 2014 we held a series of in-country workshops with policy makers, academics and the ERD 5 research team to discuss the different options that have helped to support economic, social or environmental shifts under the umbrella of sustainable development. See 'related content' for further information on these workshops.

International Economic Development Group
European Commission Development and Cooperation Europe Aid (DG DEVCO)
Four Member States (Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg)
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik 50th logo ((DIE))
University of Athens (UOA)
Southern Voice Network
Outputs

Financing a transformative post-2015 agenda – how does infrastructure finance fit in?

Event - 3 June 2014 15:00 - 18:30 (GMT+02)
​The quantity and quality of infrastructure has major implications for social, environmental and economic transformations but there is too little investment in infrastructure.  Infrastructure finance gaps worldwide are estimated to be an annual $1-2.5 trillion.  Part of the gap could be addressed by greater efficiency or better policies, but it is clear that a range of finance flows will need to be mobilised and used effectively to address remaining infrastructure gaps.  How can this be done?  As part of the preparation of the next European Report on Development 2014, this high-level meeting discussed the role of finance and other means of implementation in the post-2015 agenda with a specific focus on infrastructure finance.

Indonesia ERD5 Workshop

Event - 22 May 2014
​The workshop addressed the role of finance and other non-financial means of implementation for transformation in Indonesia.

Moldova ERD5 workshop

Event - 15 May 2014
​The workshop addressed the financial and non-financial means of implementation that have supported transformative change in Moldova.

Ecuador ERD5 workshop

Event - 15 May 2014
​The workshop addressed the specific means of implementation (both financial and non-financial) that have helped unlock social development, within the wider context of sustainable development.

Mauritius ERD5 Workshop

Event - 12 May 2014
​The workshop addressed the financing (and other means of implementation) of these economic transformations, within the wider context of sustainable development transformation.

Tanzania ERD5 workshop

Event - 9 May 2014
​The workshop discussed financing of the energy transformation and other means of implementation, within the wider context of sustainable development.

Trade in the post-2015 context – what do the trade experts say?

11 December 2013 - Leah Worrall
'Trade should be on the ‘to do list’ this week as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) meets for its sixth session to discuss means of implementation (MoI) for the post-2015 agenda. Trade, as an enabler for economic development, is a key MoI. To highlight its role, I asked 10 trade experts: ‘What is the role of trade in the post-2015 framework for development?’
Information Documents

ERD 2014 Announcement

ERD 2014 Announcement
ERD 2014 Announcement - pdf, 447.65k

ERD Country Illustrations Worshop

ERD Country Illustrations Worshop
ERD Country Illustrations Worshop - pdf, 621.52k