Action Agenda

The Task Force’s Action Agenda is a call to action for businesses, policymakers,
and those
governing finance to do what it takes to deliver significant,
catalytic opportunities and to transform finance.

The Call to Action

Harnessing digitalization in advancing a citizen-centric financial system is the core of the Task Force’s call to action to accelerate financing for the SDGs. 

The Action Agenda

The call to action is underpinned by an Action Agenda comprising three linked sets of recommendations for unlocking the opportunity. 

The Task Force identifies five catalytic opportunities where digitalization reshape finance: from capital markets, to public budgets to citizens’ savings and consumer spending, and financing for SMEs.

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Harnessing digitalization depends on new investments and capabilities. The foundations for digital financing can be aligned with sustainable development priorities.

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Regulations and standards governing digital financing should reflect SDG commitments and goals. Innovations in governance are needed for the new generation of global digital financing platforms.

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Harnessing digitalization in advancing a citizen-centric financial system

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Catalytic Opportunities

Domestic savings to local investment

Domestic savings to local investment

Digitally enabled SME finance

Digitally enabled

Transparency & accountablility of public finance

Transparency

SDGs in financial & capital markets

SDGs in financial

Enabling sustainable consumption choices

consumption choices

Sustainable Digital Financing Ecosystems

Digital infrastructure Digital

Digital infrastructure Digital ID Data frameworks

Institutional

Institutional
mechanisms

Citizens rights & capabilities

Citizens rights & capabilities

Inclusive International Governance

Inclusive International Governance

Principles for SDGs

Principles for SDGs in digital finance regulation

international dialogue

Inclusive international dialogue

Governance innovation

Governance innovation for
global platforms

Advance catalytic
opportunities

The Task Force identifies five catalytic opportunities where digitalization reshape finance: from capital markets, to public budgets to citizens’ savings and consumer spending, and financing for SMEs.

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Build sustainable digital
financing ecosystems

Harnessing digitalization depends on new investments and capabilities. The foundations for digital financing can be aligned with sustainable development priorities.

EXPLORE

Inclusive International
Governance

Regulations and standards governing digital financing should reflect SDG commitments and goals. Innovations in governance are needed for the new generation of global digital financing platforms.

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Pathfinder Initiatives

The Task Force catalysed action. The pathfinder initiatives exemplify how to realize the catalytic opportunities and build sustainable digital ecosystems.

Next Steps

Ambitious action requires connecting the dots between policymakers and regulators, market and civil society actors. The United Nations also has a key role in implementing the Action Agenda.