Accelerating financing for development: international taxation and investment

The realization of the 2030 Agenda requires an unprecedented mobilization of public and private funds. Through targeted engagements with well-known think tanks, this intervention will support the creation of evidence on the combined potential of international investment and taxation policies as accelerators for the financing of sustainable development. Translated into policy options, this evidence is expected to contribute to the shaping of policy discussions in relevant international fora, notably at the OECD, and inform Swiss positions.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
A nivel mundial

Política del sector público
Política del sector minero
Gestión de las finanzas públicas
Movilización de ingresos internos
01.08.2019 - 31.12.2023
CHF  1’600’000

Private investment (INV) and tax revenues (TAX) are central pillars for the financing of the 2030 Agenda, together with official development assistance (ODA). Traditionally, states have negotiated international policies and frameworks in these two fields out of a national and economic perspective. In today’s context of internationally recognized global challenges and with the existence of a universal/transformational agenda for sustainable development, questions regarding the coherence and complementarity of these frameworks and their propensity to incentivize public and private agents to maximize their contribution to sustainable development objectives remain to be answered. 

Currently, the international policy dialogues aiming at bridging sector-specificity tend to be limited and fragmented. This is particularly true for the OECD, a multilateral organization of prime reference when it comes to INV, TAX and ODA.

Objetivos To inform international dialogues and shape policy options by supporting new knowledge on the combined potential of international investment and taxation frameworks as accelerators for the financing of sustainable development.
Grupos destinarios Policy makers, government representatives, mainly at international level.
Efectos a medio plazo
  • Evidence on the potential of articulated INV and TAX policies/frameworks regarding their contribution to (the financing of) sustainable development is generated and consolidated
  • INV+TAX policy options for the financing of sustainable development are advocated for and shape the course of the international policy dialogue in relevant forums, at the OECD in particular
  • The policy dialogue in relevant spaces is broadened and more inclusive, contributing to greater policy coherence for sustainable development

Resultados previstos:  

  • Creation of evidence on the articulation of INV/TAX
  • Development of a shared understanding of the articulation and potential in terms of financing for development
  • targeted dissemination of analysis
  • translation of the analysis into policy options
  • policy options discussed in relevant fora and multi-stakeholder dialogues
  • contribution of new stakeholders in the discussion

Resultados de las fases anteriores:   The SDC’s support to the generation of evidence for international investment treaty reform and for innovative national investment policy options has contributed to broaden the acceptance and uptake of a development angle in the investment community, at the OECD in particular.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Institución académica y de investigación extranjera
ONG internacional o extranjera
Otra organización internacional
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico
  • Other Academic Research North
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Other UN Organisation

Otras contrapartes
CDE, UN agencies, GIZ, Open Society Foundation
Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores SECO (AFIN/WE) and other Federal Offices (SIF); SDC Decentralization, Democratization and Local Governance Network
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    1’600’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    787’200 Total del proyecto desde la primera fase Presupuesto inclusive contrapartes del proyecto CHF   1’600’000
Fases del proyecto Fase 1 01.08.2019 - 31.12.2023   (Fase en curso)