Gail Hurley is an advisor and researcher on development finance, currently with UNDP in New York. She has also worked at the European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD). Gail advises governments on their financing for development strategies, including implementing innovative finance schemes, and works to ensure that more resources are made available for investing in the SDGs.
Ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference, U.N. Development Program Policy Specialist Gail Hurley explores how international finance institutions can support Sustainable Development Goal 14 on ocean conservation.
Least developed countries are intrinsically vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and less able to mobilize and attract the funding needed to implement the 2030 Agenda. As the world seeks "leave no one behind," what financing options might help least developed countries achieve the SDGs? UNDP's Gail Hurley and AFD's Marianne Mensah explore new financing instruments.
The Addis Ababa summit in July revealed that there was no shortage of resource or good ideas on how to finance development. But more money alone is not sufficient; it's a matter of mobilizing those resources.