We work in 3 thematic areas addressing some of the most important gaps in achieving sustainable development. Equally important, all our programmes embed 3 cross-cutting issues.
Creating decent jobs, secure livelihoods and promoting inclusive sustainable practices.
Reducing hunger and malnutrition with integrated approaches.
Improving access to affordable, secure, and reliable water and sanitation services for the poor and marginalized.
Embedding sustainable principles in all our projects and ensuring long-term development gains.
Understanding how women and men, girls and boys, are affected by poverty.
Joining efforts and sharing responsibilities of governments and business to achieve sustainable development.
There are 4 principles that make our programmes unique:
Poverty is multidimensional and requires multi-faceted, integrated and holistic approaches.
Development cooperation needs to be people-centric and responsive to national priorities. SDG Fund governance mechanisms ensure the full participation of national government and partners.
UN agencies, working as one with the critical support of the UN Resident Coordinators, coordinate their efforts and align their experience to deliver concrete results.
The SDG Fund bridges efforts of different development partners such as UN agencies, national and local governments, the private sector, civil society and academia.
Businesses are playing an integral role in achieving sustainable development on the ground. To better align public-private partnerships for sustainable development, the SDG Fund has established a Private Sector Advisory Group, formed by business leaders of major companies from various industries worldwide. These leaders are helping the SDG Fund to build a roadmap for how public-private alliances can provide large-scale solutions for achieving the new SDGs.