Financing for Development (FfD) Tools
Financing for Development (FfD) is crucial to ensure long-term, sustainable development. The objective of the Global Clearinghouse has been to create replicable "Tools" that can serve as Global Public Goods for the use of interested governments and development agencies to implement the Monterrey Consensus, leveraging official development assistance and enabling aid effectiveness.
The underlying concepts of the Tools were presented at the Financing for Development (FfD) Business Forum at the United Nations Conference (Monterrey, March 22, 2002); developed by FfD Business Steering Committee Member Samuels Associates with the support of the UN Financing for Development Office, the Ford Foundation, and the Norwegian government; and documented in the UN Global Clearinghouse Discussion Paper. Over the last five years, the Swiss government has supported the non-profit activities of Samuels Associates in implementing these "Financing for Development Tools" in national, regional, and global pilots.