Daniel Platz


Daniel is an Inter-Regional Adviser on Financing for Development at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, where he is part of a team that promotes ways to mobilize public and private finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

He has 18 years of experience in supporting Governments in UN negotiations and extensive experience in the area of municipal finance, infrastructure finance and financial inclusion. He provides technical advice and assistance on development issues around the world, with a special focus on Africa.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.A. in Global Political Economy and Finance from The New School University, as well as B.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Economics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

He has written extensively on a wide range of development finance issues, both in the context of UN flagship publications, as well as books, journal articles and working papers.