Marianne Mensah works on innovative financing for development at the Agence Française de Développement. She joined the group as a African project coordinator where she worked on environment, energy, water, health and education projects. She also worked for the AFD Corporate University, where she developed learning projects on energy efficiency and climate change.
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.