Addis Ababa: Failing to Finance Development

ripess-logoThe UN conference which was set to change the way finance relates to sustainable development did not deliver on its promises. But Civil Society was very present and compact, with more than 600 organisations and networks participating. Solidarity finance and economy are starting to be addressed.

By Jason Nardi (RIPESS Europe and RIPESS Intercontinental board)

RIPESS Speech on Social Solidarity Economy and the Financing of Sustainable Development

We’ve seen consequences of this perspective such as fragilizing the poor, augmenting inequalities, and destroying the life conditions for future generations. That’s why financial tools and architecture should be considered and treated as essential public common goods, and therefore should be oriented by agreements where all sectors of society in the different countries, including the global marginalized and poor, have the power to define its form and means of implementation.

Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) and Financing For Development (FfD) – A Concept Note about FfD, Yvon Poirier, RIPESS Board of Directors

FfD_Logo-140 «No one should be left behind». There is general agreement that this must be at the heart of the Post-2015 SDGs. This vision must also be at the heart of the Financing for Development (FfD) framework. This implies that the different types of financing, such as grants and loans, must also reach the communities and organisations, including the grassroots organisations, which are working to improve their own livelihoods.