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.