E15 Initiative

Leveraging Finance for Development Beyond 2015

15 December
15:45 - 17:15


TDS LIVE | Leveraging Finance for Development Beyond 2015

Session objectives 

Following the Addis Ababa Conference and the adoption of the SDGs, the WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi will close a year rich in crucial events that could steer the course of global development towards sustainable development. Drawing upon the deliberations of the E15 Expert Group on Finance and Development, speakers in this session will share options for leveraging trade and finance for sustainable development in developing countries, highlighting the role of the WTO. They will discuss the expectations related to the Aid for Trade initiative in light of recent trends and likely future developments; examine how aid, blended finance, and investment policy can be strategically used to mobilise additional domestic resources; and identify ways in which the WTO can ensure a more inclusive finance-for-development agenda without encroaching on other institutions’ territories.