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.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Politique du secteur publique
Gestion des finances publiques
Mobilisation des ressources intérieures
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.

Objectifs 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.
Groupes cibles Policy makers, government representatives, mainly at international level.
Effets à moyen terme
  • 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

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • 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

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   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.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution universitaire et de recherche étrangère
Autre organisation internationale
  • Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques
  • Other Academic Research North

Autres partenaires
CDE, UN agencies, GIZ, Open Society Foundation
Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs SECO (AFIN/WE) and other Federal Offices (SIF); SDC Decentralization, Democratization and Local Governance Network
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   1'600'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   0 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF  1'600'000
Phases du projet Phase 1 01.08.2019 - 31.12.2023   (Phase en cours)