SDG Fund bridges the efforts of different development partners such as UN agencies, national and local governments, businesses, civil society, and academia.
All SDG Fund programmes are cooperative or joint in nature, which means UN agencies coordinate with one another and their national partners to establish integrated responses that address community-wide issues such as poor access to potable water, improving child nutrition, income generation for vulnerable populations, and gender parity at the institutional level.
Sustainable development must be inclusive and people-centered. Efforts to increase the effectiveness of development cooperation should be based on basic principles of country ownership, inclusive partnerships, transparency and accountability.
As a collective endeavor, all SDG Fund programmes are funded by different partners and additional matching funds are provided by national and local governments, international donors and the private sector. This increases sustainability, impact, national ownership and the potential to scale up. 55% of the overall SDG Fund programme budget comes from matching funds.
The SDG Fund builds on the competitive advantage of different UN agencies to forge partnerships with national and international partners. As shown in the table below, 12 UN agencies are delivering together in the SDG Fund programmes.
UN Agency participation and funds breakdown
|UN Agency||Countries||Funds distributed by SDG-F|
Bangladesh, Colombia, Côte d' Ivoire, Honduras, Mozambique, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Tanzania
Bolivia, Colombia, Côte d' Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, occupied Palestinian territory, Paraguay, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam
Bolivia, Côte d' Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Philippines, Paraguay, Tanzania, Viet Nam
Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Sri Lanka
Colombia, Ethiopia, Honduras, occupied Palestinian territory
Ecuador, El Salvador Guatemala, Paraguay, Philippines, Viet Nam
Bangladesh, Mozambique, Peru, Tanzania
occupied Palestinian territory
Côte d' Ivoire, Tanzania