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Money where it matters: financing the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement through local finance
IIED has been researching local finance issues in urban and rural settings, in the context of climate, energy and natural resources. On 7–8 December 2016, we hosted an event to reflect on our insights and explore how financing mechanisms can more effectively channel resources to the local level. The ‘Money where it matters’ event featured speakers from finance, research, policy and practice. By sharing their experience and expertise, participants began to shape an agenda for better supporting poor women and men to have a greater voice in allocating climate and development finance. This document highlights the evidence and insights discussed at that workshop.
IIED is researching the benefits and challenges of devolving development and climate finance to the local level, and is helping to build local-level capacity to access and manage resources.