The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) is an international multi-donor and multi-agency development mechanism created in 2014 by the United Nations to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes.
Its main objective is to bring together UN agencies, national governments, academia, civil society and business to address the challenges of poverty, promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve SDGs. Convening public-private partnerships for SDGs is in the SDG Fund’s DNA.
As an inter-agency mechanism, the SDG Fund works across the UN system, currently with 14 agencies, implementing joint programmes around the globe. The government of Spain made the initial contribution to establish the fund, and more than 20 donors have donated since.
The SDG Fund is supporting joint programmes in 22 countries with an approximately US $70 million budget. National and international partners, including the private sector, provide approximately 58% of the resources through matching funds. Each joint programme contributes to the achievement of several SDGs.
The SDG Fund is the first UN development cooperation mechanism specifically established to implement the 2030 Agenda. Here you can see how the SDG Fund is contributing to each SDG.