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Sustainable Development Goal Fund

      

 

The Sustainable Development Goal Fund (SDGF) is a development cooperation mechanism created by the United Nations in 2014, with an initial contribution from the Spanish Government, to promote sustainable development through joint comprehensive, multi-faceted programmes.

The fund built on the experience, knowledge, lessons learned and best practices of the MDG Achievement Fund. At the same time, its aim is to expand its activities to promote sustainable development by paying more attention to development partnerships between public and private stakeholders. Gender and the empowerment of women are across-the-board priorities in all our areas of work.

The SDGF seeks to act as a connecting link in the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs by providing specific examples of “how” to bring about a sustainable world and advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

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KEY INFORMATION

  • The Sustainable Development Goal Fund (SDGF) was established in 2014 by the UNODC, representing the United Nations, with an initial contribution from the Spanish Government, to promote sustainable development through joint comprehensive, multi-faceted programmes.
  • The SDG Fund currently operates programmes in 22 countries, which help to improve the lives of more than 1.5 million people directly and indirectly.
  • The SDG Fund’s joint programmes cover three main topic areas: Inclusive growth to eradicate poverty, food security and nutrition, and water and sanitation.
  • To implement its joint programmes, the SDG Fund has built on the experience and lessons learned of the  MDG Achievement Fund.
  • The participatory process to formulate the Fund’s programmes involved some 2,000 people from sectors as varied as governments and national administrations, local communities, international development agencies and the business sector.
  • All SDG Fund programmes are joint ones. This means that, on average, three UN agencies take part in each one, in a strong group effort designed to strengthen the UN’s unified action and its ability to produce results as a single entity.
  • 14 specialist UN agencies and hundreds of national partners from the public and private sectors participate in the SDG Fund’s different joint activities.
  • The SDG Fund has also encouraged activities to ensure that the lessons learned in the MDG process are incorporated into the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • To bring public-private sustainable development partnerships into line in the best manner possible, the SDG Fund has a Private Sector Advisory Group, made up of heads of large companies from various sectors worldwide.
  • The Fund has an absolute commitment to financial and programmatic transparency. All its financial flows are updated through the MPTF Office GATEWAY.
  • The budget for the SDG Fund’s programmes is approximately $70 million. Around 57% of this amount comes from national and international partners in the form of matching funds.

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