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July 10, 2018

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.

June 28, 2018

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.

June 28, 2018

Fortified rice improves nutrition in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has made great strides in improving the health and malnutrition of its residents. Thanks to its universal health and free education policies, it ranks among the South Asian countries with the best access to health and education, and has the region’s lowest rate of maternal and childhood deaths.

June 28, 2018

From poverty to entrepreneurship. Kebele's and other 2,000 women's stories

In Ethiopia, a programme targeting rural women has allowed one participant to buy maize, helped another invest in livestock, and propelled another beneficiary to expand her business involving local beer. This SDG Fund joint programme has helped launched women into successful entrepreneurs, creating a path from poverty to empowerment for them and their families.

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June 27, 2018

Helping Tanzania’s youth successfully transition to adulthood

Nearly a quarter of Tanzania’s population, or 44.9 million residents, is adolescent. Over the next decade or so, these young people will enter their most economically productive years, and have the power to unleash their country’s economic potential.Cash Plus, comes with more than cash transfers, by helping youth transitioning into adulthood by also providing them with life skills training, reproductive health education and services, mentoring, and support.

Ila Robale collects livestock feed for her ox. SDG Fund/UN Women/Fikerte Abebe
June 27, 2018

Empowering women in Ethiopia’s rural communities

Rural women play a vital role in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, but often have limited access to training, finance, and information. Over 2,000 women farmers and agro-pastoralists in rural Ethiopia have participated in a SDG Fund's initiative that has improved their and their families’ food security and nutrition, boosted participants’ income, built their leadership skills, and fostered better gender relations in their communities.