Addis Ababa Action Agenda

Addis Ababa Action Agenda 2019-01-07T10:06:52+01:00

In a nutshell

The third international conference on Financing for Development resulted in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda which provides basis for funding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In support of implementation of the sustainable development goals, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda contains more than 100 concrete measures. It addresses all sources of finance, and covers cooperation on a range of issues including technology, science, innovation, trade and capacity building.

Localisation and the role of local government  

“We therefore commit to scaling up international cooperation to strengthen capacities of municipalities and other local authorities. We will support cities and local authorities of developing countries…” Addis Ababa Action Agenda, 2015, §34

Some features

The Action Agenda provides the basis for funding implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The mobilization of domestic financial resources, more effective international co-operation, access to new forms of funding and public-private partnerships are just a few of the subjects covered in the Action Agenda.

In this regard, according to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, progress must be made in empowering local authorities to generate their own resources ( fiscal decentralization), ensure predictable systems for participation in state revenues (transfers) that are established by law and commit to making the most of locally available domestic resources. Indeed, in a context of scarce resources, local budgets must be aligned efficiently with the priorities identified and established by the local governments themselves in the development plans. (Metropolis paper)


Please click on the documents below to access an external link.