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Financing sustainable development: The critical role of risk and resilience

In 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Government hosted a series of events around the financing of risk and resilience. This report is in part based on a set of key messages crafted from the work of a technical workshop featuring the involvement of experts from across the aid and financing worlds (see Annex II for participants).

Subsequently, these messages were presented at a high-level meeting in New York and at the Addis FfD conference itself. Elaborating on some of these messages, this report is designed to influence state actors, development finance practitioners and private sector stakeholders. Data and examples are used throughout for emphasis, but this report is not a comprehensive analysis of the various risks, and the requirements, for building resilience. It does however make the case that better risk management and the building of resilience are imperative for sustainable development.