This literature review serves as a background paper to the UNRISD project Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development (PDRM). It defines key points made by actors participating in Finance for Development debates, including the World Bank, the United Nations, and developing countries themselves. It aims to better understand how their positions on the post-2015 Financing for Development debate, and in particular, on domestic resource mobilization, relate to the aims and findings of the UNRISD PDRM project. This literature review is based on official reports by UN, multilateral development banks (MDBs) and civil society organizations (CSO) institutions, as well as the statements of various country delegates at the Substantive Informal Sessions held in the UN in October 2014 in preparation for the Addis Ababa negotiations. It covers the debates and literature published up to 29 January 2015.
Nathalie Both is currently a research intern at the International Social Security Association (ISSA). This literature review was conducted as part of her internship with the “Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization” research team at UNRISD between October 2014 and January 2015.