Reports 2018-06-13T10:25:33+00:00


Perspectives on Financing for Development

April 2018

This report discusses funding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a particular focus on tackling excessive levels of indebtedness, fighting tax evasion and capital flight from developing economies, as well as mobilising private capital. It shows why $80 trillion of long-term institutional capital should invest in emerging and developing economies to generate additional returns and diversify risk. It delves into the details of how Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) can help catalyse such investments (including through the use of blending), and how they need to change their business model to best deliver on SDG funding. It makes concrete recommendations for development policy in Norway and beyond. The report was published in collaboration with CIVITA and was funded by the Gates Foundation.

The Promise of Sustainable Investing: The case of the Norwegian Oil fund

August 2017

The Report looks at why sustainable investing makes financial sense for institutional investors such as the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund. It demonstrates the key trends in the industry, and shows how investing sustainably is key for long-term returns. Main ESG principles are discussed, exploring how various institutional investors are incorporating sustainability in their investment strategies.

Infrastructure Investments & Development

April 2016

This paper examines the conclusion by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance not to invest in unlisted infrastructure. It also explores the advantages and disadvantages related to the developmental effects of the SPU increasing its real estate investments, but not investing in infrastructure.

The Statens Pensjonsfond Utland & Tax Havens


Investing for the Future


Stamp Out Poverty Financial Transaction Tax-Myth Busting

March 2012

Funding the New Green Deal – Re-define & GEF

May 2011

What role for the ECB in financial supervision

January 2011

Tackling Climate Change Tools to fund adaptation & mitigation

May 2010

ReDefine FTTs as tools for progressive taxation and improv…


The Currency Transaction Tax

July 2004

What Europe Needs to Do to Tackle triple Crises of Tax, Finance & Climate

April 2010

Financial Transaction Taxes – Tools for Progressive Taxation and Improving Market Behaviour

Feb 2010

Financing for Development Series- Increasing Domestic Resource Mobilization by Tackling Tax Flight


Financing for Development Series- Increasing Domestic Resource Mobilization by Tackling Tax Flight


A very short paper on curbing capital flight, tax avoidance and tax evasion


TAIF – Technology, Adaptation & Insurance Fund S Kapoor Concept note


SDRs & Gold Standard – A Concept Note


Improving and Expanding the European Financial Stability Facility


An Optimal Design for the European Stabilization Mechanism (ESM)


A Commentary on the Newly Signed European Stabilization Mechanism


Re-Define Book The Financial Crisis – Causes and Cures by Sony Kapoor


A Growth Compact for European Union