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TASK FORCE ON DIGITAL FINANCING OF THE SDGS – REPORT LAUNCH
August 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Task Force’s final report “People’s Money: Harnessing Digitalization to Finance a Sustainable Future” – the final report of the Task Force on Digital Financing will be released on 26 AUGUST at 10am EST.
It will be launched in New York, by the UN Secretary-General and the two co-Chairs Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos. There will be a panel discussion with several Task Force members. The report contains the distilled findings of the Task Force and a series of recommendations aimed at harnessing digital finance towards accelerating financing of the Sustainable Development Goals. As with the task force’s work itself we hope that you will take the report and its roll-out and make it your own.
The report highlights the potential for catalytic innovations which can both mobilize significant funding for the SDGs and reshape financial systems, and the potential for citizens to be the heart of a digitalized financial system. This draws on the many use case initiatives and business innovations that the Task Force heard about in its consultations, and the ‘Pathfinder Initiatives’ it catalysed, from M-Akiba bonds in Kenya to the Government of Bangladesh exploring setting up a similar approach harnessing mobile money and blockchain to enable citizens to invest in sustainable local infrastructure.