Green Budgeting

Using Machine Learning to Make Government Spending Greener

A groundbreaking pilot project undertaken by UNEP and UNCTAD shows how machine learning models can predict the environmental impacts of development spending. This data-driven approach can guide scarce public finance flows with sustainability and national development goals in mind.

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The triple crisis needs a new response

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit the most marginalized and vulnerable first and most directly, creating the need to react immediately. However, resilience building is becoming even more challenging in many countries of the Global South due to intersecting climate and debt challenges.

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