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Financement des ODD

Filling the gap and reorienting public and private investment towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The Joint SDG Fund supports the development of financing strategies required for scaled up SDG investment. This work includes, strengthening the capacities of the national and sub-national SDG financing architecture and the production of multi-stakeholder financing strategies with the aim of dramatically increasing the scale and improving the focus of SDG investments.

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Why SDG Financing?

World leaders have made ambitious commitments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, securing enough resources remains a major challenge, with developing countries facing a gap estimated between US$2.5–3 trillion per year. Financing is theoretically available, given the size, scale and level of sophistication of the global financial system—with gross world product and global gross financial assets estimated at over US$85 trillion and US$ 200 trillion respectively.

While the world has never been as rich as it is today, financial flows and wealth, mostly private, do not (or cannot) reach the geographies and people that need them the most. There is no lack of opportunities to fill the gap and reorient public and private investment towards the SDGs. SDGs are being increasingly integrated into public budgets and development cooperation. Not only Governments, but also the financial markets and investors have positively reacted, by starting to demand and claim a stronger integration of the SDGs in public and private investment decisions. Despite opportunities, bottlenecks, and intensified risks—from vulnerability to climate change and economic recessions to health epidemics—persist. Most private investments are still not channeled towards sustainable development at the scale and speed required.

Crafting a UN Systemic Response

The UN Joint Fund aims to close the financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries through systemic action by the UN system. This work is fully aligned with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, while interventions are guided by the Secretary-General’s Strategy and Road Map for Financing the 2030 Agenda.

The Fund is committed to forge paths and partnerships that unlock public and private capital for the SDGs at scale. The work on SDG Financing is structured around two components:

  • Reinforce the SDG financing architecture (Component 1): The Fund supports the development of financing strategies and enabling frameworks for SDG investment.
  • Catalyze strategic investments (Component 2): The Fund will support key initiatives that can leverage public and private financing to advance the SDGs.

The Fund operates through open calls for proposals. The 1st Call for a total envelope of $US100 million was closed on March 31, 2020. Download call documents here and read our blog celebrating its launch here.

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis 258 proposals were submitted from +100 countries, reflecting a UN systemic response to accelerate the achievements of the SDGs at the time of COVID-19. They all aim to contribute to a future that is more sustainable, climate-resilient, and inclusive.

Portfolio Overview

Country Joint Programme Title
Albania Strategic Policy Options for SDG Financing
Armenia Making Finance Work for Transformative Change in Armenia: UN-locking Finance for Armenia 2030
Azerbaijan Financing the Future - Aligning Budgeting, Planning and Mobilizing Financing Through an Integrated National Financing Framework
Bangladesh Integrated National Financing Framework for Accelerating Achievement of SDGs (INFF4SDGs) in Bangladesh
Belarus Promoting SDG Performance-based Budgeting that Prioritize Vulnerable Populations in Belarus
Benin Support the SDGs-based Budgeting in Benin Through Fiscal Space and Efficiency Enhancement
Bhutan Additional Financing Leveraged to Accelerate SDG Achievement
Bolivia Funding Guidelines for the Response to Violence Against Women and Children
Bosnia and Herzegovina Towards the SDG Financing Ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana Support Implementation of SDG Financing Strategy Through an Integrated National Financing Framework
Burundi Strengthening the Architecture and the Ecosystem for Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Burundi: A Synergy of Actions for Integrated Solutions
Cabo Verde Sustainable, Integrated and Inclusive Finance Framework for Cabo Verde
Cambodia Integrated National Financing Framework to Catalyze Blended Finance for Transformative CSDG Achievement
Cameroon Implementing the Integrated National Financing Framework for Cameroon to Unlock, Leverage and Catalyze Resources to Accelerate SDG Achievement for Inclusive Growth
Colombia Roadmap for an Integrated National Financing Framework in Colombia
Comoros Strengthening SDG Financing Framework and Ecosystem in Comoros to Meet the SDGs
Costa Rica Strengthening Costa Rica´s SDG Financing Architecture Through Resource Alignment with National Goals and Improved Education Sector Public Spending
Cuba Support for the Development of an Integrated National Financing Framework for the SDGs in Cuba
Djibouti Integrated Financing for SDGs Acceleration and Resilience in Djibouti
Egypt UN Joint SDG Fund Support to Egypt Integrated SDGs Financing
Ecuador Financing SDGs in Ecuador and targeting chronic child malnutrition
Fiji Unlocking SDG Financing in the Pacific
Gabon Gabon and the SDGs “Beyond Oil”: Financing a Rapid and Sustainable Transition from a “Brown” to a “Green” Economy
Ghana Accelerating Attainment of SDG in Ghana
Guatemala Strengthening Guatemala’s Financial Architecture to Finance the Great National Crusade for Nutrition
Guinea Guinea National Integrated Financing and Implementation Strategy for SDG Achievement
Haiti Haiti in Crisis: A National Consultation on Reform Priorities and Financing Options for Accelerated SDG Achievement
Jamaica Improving Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity in Public Expenditure in Jamaica for SDG Acceleration
Jordan Accelerating Jordan’s Progress towards SDGs by Establishing Building Blocks of an Integrated Financing Framework
Kazakhstan Aligning Policy and Financing with SDGs Towards an Integrated National Financing Framework in Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan Enhanced Financing Opportunities and Alignment with National Sustainable Development Goals Through an Integrated National Financing Framework for Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho Joint Programme on Economic and Financial Management Integration for the Achievement of SDGs
Lebanon Gender Responsive National Budgeting and Private Investing for SDG2-Zero Hunger
Malaysia INFF: Developing Financing Partnerships to Accelerate SDG Achievements in Malaysia
Malawi Strengthening Malawi’s Financing Architecture at National and Local Level
Maldives Operationalizing Integrated National Financing Framework in the Maldives to prioritize and mobilize financing for Climate Action and Quality Social Service Delivery to accelerate the achievement of Agenda 2030
Mali Joint Programme for Influencing Financing of Human Capital Development in Mali
Morocco Roadmap for an Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals Financing Framework
Mauritania Institutionalizing and Leveraging Zakat to Finance SDGs in Mauritania
MCO Barbados Harnessing Blue Economy Finance for SIDS Recovery and Sustainable Development
MCO Samoa Sustainable Financing for the 2030 Agenda Through Viable INFF in Cook Islands, Niue and Samoa
Mexico Improving the allocation of risks and resources in Mexico for sustainable development
Mongolia Rolling Out an Integrated Approach to the SDG Financing in Mongolia
Namibia Strengthening Namibia’s Financing Architecture for Enhanced Quality & Scale of Financing for SDGs
Nepal Reorienting Public Finance for SDGs Acceleration and Leveraging Additional Resources in Nepal
Uganda Integrating Policy and Financing for Accelerated Progress on SDGs in Uganda
Uzbekistan Establishment of an Integrated National Financing Framework for Sustainable Development in Uzbekistan
Philippines Reaping the Demographic Dividend and Managing the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 by Applying an Integrated National Financing Framework in the Philippines
Congo DR Create an Enabling Environment to Leverage Additional Financing to Accelerate SDG Achievement
Lao PDR Efficiency and Optimization of Lao PDR’s Public Budget to Finance the SDGs Through the National Plan
Rwanda Enhancing development finance and effectiveness in Rwanda through integrated and innovative approaches for National Priorities and the SDGs
Sierra Leone Strengthening Domestic Resources Mobilisation for SDGs Financing in Sierra Leone
South Sudan Strengthened National and Subnational Public Financial Management (PFM) mechanisms in South Sudan for Increased Budget Allocations To Social Service Sector
Suriname Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System for Suriname
Tajikistan Financing SDGs in Tajikistan
Timor-Leste Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) and Financial Diversification in Timor-Leste
Togo Improving development financing for the achievement of SDGs in Togo
Tunisia Mobilizing Public-Private, Innovative and Alternative Financing as Levers SDG Financing Architecture for Tunisia
Ukraine Promoting Strategic Planning and Financing for Sustainable Development on National and Regional Level in Ukraine
Uruguay Reshaping market conditions and strategy to finance the transition to sustainable development in Uruguay
Vietnam Supporting Viet Nam Towards the 2030 Integrated Finance Strategy for Accelerating the Achievement of the SDGs
Zambia Zambia’s Integrated Financing Framework for Sustainable Development

Country Joint Programme Title
Angola Impact Angola Catalytic Financing
Barbados Blue Invest: A facility for Caribbean SIDS' Financial Expansion
Bolivia Green, Social and Gender Investments for Sustainable Development in a post Covid-19 Recovery Context in Bolivia
Cambodia CLEAN – Innovative Climate Adaptation & mitigation financing mechanism
Egypt Catalyzing private investments for a green and competitive Egyptian economy
Fiji Investing in Coral Reefs and the Blue Economy
Ghana Innovative Financing to rapidly improve sustainable basic sanitation and waste management in Ghana
Indonesia Driving Public and Private Capital Towards Green and Social Investments in Indonesia
Iraq Sustainable Communities: Eco-Innovative gender responsive Economic Growth
Jamaica Financing the SDGs: Jamaica's Innovative Outcome Fund
Jordan Investing in SDG Acceleration
Kazakhstan SDG Finance Accelerator
Kenya UN Kenya Champions operationalization of world's first Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Development Impact Bond
Libya Public -Private-Community Partnership for Solid Waste Management
Madagascar Unlocking Sustainable and Structural Investments for an Inclusive and green Development of Madagascar Joint Programme
Malawi "Build" Malawi Window under the Build Fund
Mexico Innovative financing schemes for climate resilience, gender equality and the creation of green jobs, aimed at strengthening the agro-industry and the social economy in the South-Southeast region of Mexico
Moldova Climate Investment and Innovation Fund Program in Moldova
North Macedonia Green Financing Facility to Improve Air Quality and Combat Climate Change in North Macedonia
Papua New Guinea Investing in Coral Reefs and the Blue Economy
Rwanda A Thousand Health Posts in the Land of a Thousand Hills: Promoting Universal Health Coverage by Catalyzing Investments in Financially and Environmentally Sustainable Primary Health Care
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka SDG Programmatic Bond
Sudan Solar Revolution for Transforming Lives through National Solar Fund Scheme
Suriname The Accelerator for Agriculture and Agroindustry Development and Innovation Plus (3ADI+): Sustainable Pineapple Value Chain Development
Uganda Accelerating Innovative Finance for Renewable Energy in Social Sectors and UN operations in Uganda
Uruguay Innovative Finance for Clean Tech Solutions in Uruguay's Renewable Energy Sector: The Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF)
Zambia Zambia Tobacco Control Social Impact Bond (TSIB)
Zimbabwe Catalyzing Investments in Climate and Sustainable Energy for productive use and the Achievement of SDGs in Zimbabwe


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Our Investor Advisory Groups (IAGs) are made of world renewed SDG financing leaders from commercial banks, impact investing firms, venture capital philanthropy, and international financial institutions. Strategic partnerships are critical for long-term success and to reach the 2030 Agenda.


Main Contacts
Lisa Kurbiel
Head of Secretariat
Massimiliano Riva
Massimiliano Riva
Investment Advisor