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.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Politica del settore pubblico
Politica del settore minerario
Gestione delle finanze pubbliche
Mobilitazione del reddito interno
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.

Obiettivi 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.
Gruppi target Policy makers, government representatives, mainly at international level.
Effetti a medio termine
  • 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

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • 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

Risultati fasi precedenti:   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.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca straniera
ONG internazionale o straniera
Altre organizzazioni internazionali
  • Organizzazione per la cooperazione e lo sviluppo economico OCSE
  • Other Academic Research North
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Altri partner
CDE, UN agencies, GIZ, Open Society Foundation
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori SECO (AFIN/WE) and other Federal Offices (SIF); SDC Decentralization, Democratization and Local Governance Network
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   1'600'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   243'600 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF  1'600'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 01.08.2019 - 31.12.2023   (Fase in corso)