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The Spending Challenge for Reaching the SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Learned from Benin and Rwanda, Delphine Prady, Mouhamadou Sy

This paper documents the additional spending that is required for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to achieve meaningful progress in SDGs by 2030. Benin and Rwanda are presented in detail through case studies. The main lessons are: i) average additional spending across SSA is significant, at 19 percent of GDP in 2030; ii) countries must prioritize their development objectives according to their capacity to deliver satisfactory outcomes, iii) financing strategies should articulate multiple sources given the scale of additional spending, and iv) strong national ownership of SDGs is key and should be reflected in long-term development plans and medium-term policy commitments
Table of contents
Cover -- Content -- Abstract -- I. Introduction -- II. Development Outcomes and Spending Estimates in Sub-Saharan African Countries -- III. Benin And Rwanda Case-Studies -- IV. Going Forward: Operationalizing Costing Estimates -- References -- Boxes -- 1. Costing Methodology in Five SDG Sectors -- 2. Benin: The Universal Health Insurance System -- Figures -- 1. Extreme Poverty and Life Expectancy at Birth in Sub-Saharan Africa -- 2. SDG Composite Index and Human Development Index, by Regions -- 3. Sub-Saharan Africa Performance in Selected SDGs -- 4. 2015 Public Expenditure in Health and Education, by Income Group -- 5. Public Real Capital Stock per capita between 1990 and 2015, by Income Group -- 6. Additional Spending Estimates in 2030, by Income Group -- 7. Additional Sectoral Spending Estimates in 2030, by SSA and Income Group -- 8. Benin: 2018 Performance in Selected SDG Sectors -- 9. Benin: Estimates for the Additional Spending in 2030, by Sector -- 10. Rwanda: 2018 Performance in Selected SDG Sectors -- 11. Rwanda: Estimates for the Additional Spending in 2030, by Sector -- Tables -- 1. State Capacity and Development in Benin and Rwanda -- 2. SSA: Performance in Selected SDGs Indicators -- Appendix -- 1. Details on the Costing Methodology
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