results-oriented and people-centered UN programmes
This is how the SDG Fund brings together UN agencies, governments, businesses and civil society to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We work on the ground with local partners to maximize our impact.
The UN development system consists of many specialized agencies. Each has unique capacities, expertise, and networks.
Public-private partnerships for SDGs
We work closely with our Private Sector Advisory Group. Our focus on partnerships through the UN is opening new opportunities for the public and private sectors to co-design, co-invest and co-implement programmes on the ground.
In order to achieve the SDGs by 2030, the private sector must be fully on board. Private companies bring creativity, resources and innovation.
Programme countries provide 25% of the resources
All our joint programmes are aligned with national priorities, as agreed by the UN and each national government in the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). Most country programmes contribute their own resources.
The 2030 Agenda is a multidimensional roadmap. It takes into account connecting factors, such as that lack of income negatively affects one’s health, education and livelihood.
More than 20 donors
National partners match 56% of our programme resources, increasing impact, ownership, relevance and sustainability. Every dollar invested in the SDG Fund has generated 2.36 dollars in the programme budget.
Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population and they are often more negatively impacted by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises.
What we do
Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
We work with UN agencies, governments, civil society, business, academia and local communities to achieve SDGs. This is how our programmes are contributing to SDGs.
UN presents a new toolkit for action on how sports can contribute to achieve SDGs
With the World Cup at the center of conversations around the world, the UN hosted a different type of discussion on sports: how by bringing together governments, athletes, civil society, sport companies and private sector, sport can contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
Group savings model lifts Bangladeshi families out of poverty
The SDG Fund uses a number of tools to help break the cycle of poverty in struggling communities around the world. In Bangladesh, this includes Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs), which have helped many poor women and their families save money, make investments and improve livelihoods.