The acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demands a re-alignment of public and private investment decisions. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, 62 Joint Programmes are crafting a new wave of SDG-aligned financing strategies - the Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) - that can define whether we can build a world that is fairer and sustainable in the decade to come. They aim to spearhead SDG acceleration by using public and private finance as a lever of change, better linking financing with planning, and stimulating delivery. They constitute platforms for innovation and reforms, including public-private collaboration.
The work at the national level is complemented and informed by UN collaboration and at the global level under the Financing for Development umbrella. Twenty-one UN agencies under the leadership of UN Resident Coordinators are collaborating, building on UN-DESA methodological work, UNDP technical support at the country level and development partners’ support, including from the European Union. The implementation of the Joint Programmes will lead to the development of over 200 financing reforms spanning from policy, regulation, financial instruments, and institutions.