• Official development assistance stood at $135.2 billion in 2014, the highest level ever recorded
  • Around 79% of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free
  • The debt burden on developing countries remains stable at about 3% of export revenue
  • The number of Internet users in Africa almost doubled in the past four years
  • Some 30% of the world’s youth are digital natives, active online for at least five years
  • More than four billion people do not use the Internet, and 90% of them are from the developing world

WORLD 2030


  • Finance:

  • Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection
  • Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries
  • Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
  • Assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries to reduce debt distress
  • Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries
  • Technology:

  • Enhanced North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation; enhanced knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
  • Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed
  • Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology
  • Capacity building:

  • Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
  • Trade:

  • Promoted universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization, including through the conclusion of negotiations under its Doha Development Agenda
  • The exports of developing countries significantly increased and share of global exports in the least developed countries doubled by 2020
  • Timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access
  • Systemic issues:

    Policy and institutional coherence
  • Policy coherence for sustainable development enhanced
  • Global macroeconomic stability through policy coordination and policy coherence is enhanced
  • Each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development is respected
  • Multi-stakeholder partnerships
  • Enhanced global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
  • Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
  • Data, monitoring and accountability:

  • Significantly increased availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts, by 2020
  • Existing initiatives built upon to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries


  • Help developing countries reach long-term debt sustainability through: (i) Coordinated policies aimed at preserving the way of debt financing; (ii) Writing off the debts; (iii) Restructuring debts appropriately
  • Promote coordination within existing mechanisms, especially at the level of the United Nations
  • Promote a universal, rules-based, open, nondiscriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization
  • Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships