Knowledge Management

With a vast experience of almost 150 joint programmes around the world, the SDG Fund’s knowledge management strategy aims at collecting and disseminating insight for development partners worldwide.

The SDG-F Secretariat, based in the UNDP Headquarters, is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the joint programmes it funds as well as for the management of the knowledge gained from its current and previous work.

To this end, in addition to incorporating knowledge management into the joint programmes’ management and learning cycle, the SDG-F establishes knowledge partnerships with a number of UN agencies and academic institutions. The purpose of these alliances is to analyze the current SDG Fund and previous MDG Fund programmes’ good practices and lessons learned and to promote South-South cooperation by facilitating the exchange of experiences between countries. 

The SDG Fund is expanding its knowledge efforts with new partnerships with research institutions around the world and a stronger focus on the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

For example,

  • The Future United Nations Development System (FUNDS) project of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, located at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, is developing an independent overview of the MDG Fund's objectives and results with a view to identify lessons learned that can inform the implementation of the post 2015 development agenda.

The SDG-F Secretariat works also directly to promote the analysis of lessons learned, the exchange of experiences between countries and the development of a knowledge reservoir both on the joint programmes model and on sectorial issues. 

Additional info: MDG Achievement Fund's knowledge platform