Inspired by the Secretary General’s reform of the United Nations, the Joint SDG Fund works across all 17 global goals to transform current development practices and put countries on a sustainable and resilient track. A critical instrument for incentivizing and enabling new approaches, we draw from existing expertise across the United Nations Development System and broad network of partners. Think of us as the “muscle” for a new generation of United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) and Resident Coordinators.
Stimulating shifts in the uptake of integrated and transformative policies can lead to the creation of smart financing strategies that put SDG progress into high gear at global, regional, and country levels. The programmes we support are nationally owned and led, each built on a country’s unique development assistance framework (UNDAF).
We plan to Leave No One Behind by accelerating SDG gains and mainstreaming intersectional issues like human rights, gender, youth, the environment, and people with disabilities