Latin America and the Caribbean

Ecuador

SDG Finance - Component 1

Financing SDGs in Ecuador and targeting chronic child malnutrition

Sustainable Development Goals
Total funding allocated
SDG Finance - Component 1
US $ 999966
Co-funding by UN agencies
SDG Finance - Component 1
US $ 390598
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Brief description

The Joint Programme proposes contributing towards a better financing architecture for sustainable development in Ecuador and leveraging resources from the public and private sectors, particularly to counter the problem of chronic child malnutrition. It is targeted towards structuring an Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) that will allow a more appropriate financial framework for sustainable development, contributing, as such, towards inclusive and sustainable economic growth, while meeting the requirements of the principle of “Leaving No One Behind.”

Approach

To reach the aim, two outcomes are targeted: a) the design and the implementation of an INFF for sustainable development and b) applying the INFF to chronic child malnutrition (CCM) reduction policy. Both are closely and mutually related: the analysis undertaken at a macro level will provide elements for the design of specific tools to diminish CCM. In turn, the concrete application of the INFF to reduce CCM will provide feedback to the general proposal of the INFF.

Quick facts

Total budget:
US $ 1,390,564

UN Agencies:

UNDP, UNICEF, WFP


National Partners:

Ministry of Economy and Finance


Duration:
Sep 2020 - Sep 2022

Financial Information
Social Protection

Expanding the Social Protection System for Young Men and Women in the Informal Economy

Sustainable Development Goals

The programme brief description

This Joint Programme is intended to incorporate the youth population (aged 18-29), in conditions of economic informality, into the social protection system and enable their access to decent work. It is estimated that the target group reached 1.4 million people. In the mid-term (early 2022), it is expected to have, at least 70% of the youth population in four territories (Quito, Guayaquil, Loja and Machala) who can improve their access to formal labour and financial inclusion, out of which at least 50% will be women. Similarly, it is expected that at least 40% of the youth population may have access to the contributive social protection system. In order to achieve this Joint Programme, innovative policy instruments and models will be designed to incorporate youth, in the selected territories, in contribution-based social security, while progressively promoting formalization (capacities, abilities and inclusive financial resources); and, eliminating barriers to access formal work, by providing adequate childcare services and access rights regarding parental leaves.

Approach

The project’s aim is to facilitate the transition and access to decent working conditions and social protection services for youth, mainly women. 

  • A suitable social protection scheme for youth in the informal economy will be designed collaboratively, implemented and tested. 
  • The approach will take into consideration youth perspectives and sustainability considerations including fiscal sustainability Awareness raising strategies on the importance of long-term social protection will also be put in place.
  • There will be a focus on strategies to accelerate the transition of youth to decent labour conditions. The overarching view of this component includes vocational and technical training, inclusive financing mechanisms as well as human rights awareness activities. 
  • The approach endeavors to socially and economically include young mothers and fathers in equal conditions, by designing and adapting daily care service for working youth in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Machala and Loja.

Target groups

Women, children, youth, indigenous peoples, migrants, persons of African descent.

Quick facts

Total budget:
US $ 2,743,063

UN Agencies:

ILO, UN Women, UNDP


National Partners:

Vice-president’s Office; Ecuadorian Social Security Institute; Ministry of Social Inclusion; Ministry of Labour

 


Duration:
January 6, 2020 to September 5, 2021 (20 months)

Financial Information