01. Foreword 2017

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we need to renew our focus on the countries that are most in need, and on investment areas that are critical to ensuring that no one is left behind. Least Developed Countries (LDCs) face significant financing gaps as they seek to graduate with inclusion. Many are very reliant on Official Development Assistance to complement scarce domestic public resources. As important as these are, they are not enough to bridge financing gaps to achieve the SDGs.