Unlocking Finance for the SDGs: Rising to the Challenge to Build Back Better

Event: ADB's Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS 2022): Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia’s Recovery

Unlocking Finance for the SDGs: Rising to the Challenge to Build Back Better

16 March 2022

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) presents a major financing challenge made even more daunting by the setback and fiscal stresses created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this session during the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS), experts focused on unlocking financing for the SDGs and explored how governments, the private sector, and other partners in the region are innovating to rise to this challenge.

Moderator: Smita Nakhooda, Senior Results Management Specialist, ADB


  • Naina Batra, CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
  • Lu Shen, Director, Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division, Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department, ADB
  • Radhika Lal, SDG Finance Policy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme
  • Luky Alfirman, Director General, Budget Financing and Risk Management, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
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Learning Event


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