Questions & Inputs

For any questions related to the Financing for Development Forum and persons with disaiblities, contact:

Elizabeth Lockwood, elizabeth.lockwood [at]
Polly Meeks, polly.meeks [at]

In this update:
1. Financing for Development (FfD) Preparatory Process
2. FfD Forum outcome and negotiation process
3. The Inter-agency Task Force
4. Engagement in the CSOs for Financing for Development (FfD) Group
5. High-Level...

The Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the key features of the FfD follow-up process is its multi-stakeholder approach, including civil society. The annual FfD Forum results in intergovernmentally agreed conclusions and recommendations that are fed into the overall follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF).

Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF), convened by the Secretary-General to follow up on the Addis Agenda, is comprised of over 50 United Nations agencies, programs and offices, regional economic commissions and other relevant international institutions. The Addis Agenda mandates the Task Force to (1) report annually on progress in implementing the Addis Agenda and other Financing for Development outcomes and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and (2) advise the intergovernmental follow-up process on progress, implementation gaps and recommendations for corrective action, while taking into consideration the national and regional dimensions.

The annual IATF report in part influences the FfD Forum outcome document and thus is an important document to influence. IDA and IDDC have provided recommendations and feedback for the 2017 and upcoming 2018 IATF reports. In addition, the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities engages with the CSO FfD Group and persons with disabilities have been included in their collective papers.