The European Report on Development (ERD) 2015 "Combining Finance and Policies to Implement a Transformative post-2015 Development Agenda" follows on naturally from the previous edition (ERD 2013), which focused on the “what” of the post-2015 agenda, by examining “how” the new agenda should be implemented for achieving its goals.
A key message emerging from the report is that success will be determined by the way policies and finance are used to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda, and that a lack of funds will not be the constraining factor in achieving the objectives. Based on existing evidence and specific country experiences, the ERD 2015 shows that finance seldom reaches the intended objectives unless the right policies are in place. To implement a transformative, post-2015 development agenda needs the right combination of finance and policies.
The ERD 2015 is an independent report and was written by a team led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), in partnership with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik) (GDI/DIE), the University of Athens (Department of Economics, Division of International Economics and Development) and the Southern Voice Network.
The ERD 2015 was supported by the European Commission and four EU Member States: Finland, France, Germany and Luxembourg.