Ethiopia: UN Talks Shape Financial Development Framework

The 3rd Financing for Development (FfD) Conference established the development financing framework for the post-2015 development agenda. The framework, among other things, recognizes international trade as an ‘engine for development.’ In particular, WTO members were asked to implement the Bali package, conclude Doha, prevent trade restrictions and market distortions, and provide duty- and quota-free market access to developing countries. At several FfD side events, the USG declared its continued support to global development, with USDA announcing its $50+ million investment in the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative.

Ethiopia: UN Talks Shape Financial Development Framework