Delivering Public Sector Investment for Sustainable Development

in partnership with ACCA
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Hall 2 Room 4
17 October 2023
15:00 - 17:00 Abu Dhabi

Effective and efficient management of public investment must play a critical role in progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by catalysing private investment for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Evidence shows that public investment management currently performs poorly, based on an analysis of 607 public financial management (PFM) assessments in the 2022 Global Report on Public Financial Management. This event considers how governments can improve their public investment management to help drive broader investment in sustainable development.

ACCA’s Public Sector Investment Conference will provide an overview of global trends in public investment management performance, based on an aggregate analysis of Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessments. The event will offer a platform for global experts to share their insights and experience on how public sector investment can be harnessed to support sustainable development. The event will provide participants with examples of good practice in aligning public investment to the SDGs.

Session themes:

  • Improving the quality of public investment management to support the delivery of the SDGs and drive essential investments in climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Sharing principles and good practices on how public sector investment can act as a catalyst for additional private sector investment for development.
  • Considering how governments can build resilience in the delivery of public services, including methods for identifying public investments that will strengthen resilience and sustainability.


Head, PEFA Secretariat & Global Lead, Public Finance, World Bank
Executive Director, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Head of Public Sector, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and Investment Studies, Saudi Arabia
Professor, Copenhagen Business School
Director, Internal Auditing at Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Government, United Arab Emirates