Energy is important to reduce poverty, but increasing electricity generation alone will not solve the problem.

This year the world will agree new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape global development policy until 2030. Achieving these goals would have transformative effects, eradicating the scourge of global poverty and expanding opportunities for many millions worldwide.

There is an increasing focus on the role that public and private resources can play in supporting activities that reduce forest loss as part of wider efforts to address climate change, and ensure sustainable development.

This document focuses on the basics of disaster risk reduction (DRR) finance and the opportunities that the Post-2015 development finance landscape can offer. In the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction – the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) – it is imperative that the discussion on financing is elaborated.

This discussion paper reviews literature on the political economy of four key urban services: solid waste management, water supply, transport, and urban health services.

This paper by Overseas Development Institute maps the emergence of climate change policy in India and subsequently traces the evolution of arrangements around climate finance.

International efforts to tackle climate change are at a critical juncture. At the end of 2015 governments will gather at the Paris climate summit to frame a new international agreement aimed at preventing ‘dangerous climate change’. Achieving that goal requires a high level of ambition backed by practical policy commitments.

Adapting to and mitigating climate change will affect most sectors of economies. Addressing this problem will require us to rethink future investment trajectories across the board. Many government agencies and institutions are involved, as well as businesses, civil society, local institutions and communities.

The international community has fundamentally failed to put in place at sufficient scale either the financing or the delivery mechanisms needed to strengthen the resilience and enhance the adaptation capabilities of vulnerable people.

While millions more children in developing countries are in school than was the case at the turn of the millennium, there is growing awareness of a ‘learning crisis’, with many of those in school unable to meet basic standards.

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