Case Studies – Achieving SDGs

With this online database of sustainable development case studies, the SDG Fund has gathered a selection of best practices on “how” to achieve a sustainable world and advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


The SDG Fund is a UN mechanism promoting partnerships between UN agencies, governments, academia, civil society and businesses to address the challenges of poverty and achieve the SDGs.

As part of its mission, the SDG Fund collects and disseminates insight for public and private entities worldwide interested in sustainable development, sharing lessons learned and best practices in its current and past development work. Most of these initial case studies come from previous experiences with the MDG Achievement Fund. New case studies will be added after the first round of joint programmes is concluded.

This series of case studies has been created to disseminate a robust evidence base on what implementing innovative development approaches actually means in practice. The case studies produced are concise, engaging, readable and equally appealing to practitioner and non-practitioner audiences. Users can search case studies by SDG or country. Each case study has a brief background of the situation, strategic approach, results and impact of the initiative, and a particular focus on challenges, lessons learned and potential for sustainability.

This project has been possible thanks to the support of the UN Volunteers programme, and particularly the writing, editing and translating work of the following volunteers: Lucy Oyelade, Judith McInally, Jamie Kadoglou, Nathan Weatherdon, Giovanni Avila Flores, Lorena Belenky, Beatriz Ruiz Espejel and Esperanza Escalona Reyes. The SDG Fund also thanks Samant Veer Kakkar and Rebeca Huete, for their work as consultants on this project. Funding has been provided by the Spanish Cooperation for International Cooperation (AECID).