Financing digitalisation for inclusive and green growth

12.06.2023 09:00 UTC+2

Delivering on Global Gateway and the Sustainable Development Goals
SQUARE Meeting Centre, Ravenstein Entrance, Rue Ravenstein 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the D4D Hub, were pleased to organise the event ‘Financing digitalisation for inclusive and green growth: Delivering on Global Gateway and the SDGs’!

Given the importance of digital technologies for reaching the SDGs, the main purpose of this event was to discuss and explore innovative methods of mobilising funds and matching needs and accessing financing for a sustainable digital transformation.

Representatives from public and private sector, as well as financiers, were invited to present best practices in financing connectivity and the green & digital transition with a view to scale them up in a #TeamEurope framework.

You can now watch the recording of the event.

Stakeholders from both public and private sector, investors, innovators, civil society & academia, and youth representatives joined in-person and online.

In addition to our rich plenary session offer, the event featured ample opportunities for networking during coffee and lunch breaks, as well as a closed-door offering in the afternoon and early evening.


Key issues that were discussed

  • Which are the mandates and roles of involved stakeholders in creating an enabling environment for mobilising sustainable financing for investments in digitalisation?
  • Which are the enablers and constraints as seen from various stakeholder perspectives?
  • What can be learned from cases where a favourable mix of instruments have been mutually supportive to mobilise sustainable financing for investments in digitalisation and development?


The event took place in Brussels as a hybrid event with virtual participation possibilities. As a multi-stakeholder partnership event, strong emphasis was placed on physical participation of high-level policymakers and private sector representatives.

The public presentations focused on presentations of best-practice cases of financing for digital development (FFDD).