Partnerships

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.

Matching funds sources

SDG Fund Joint Programmes are supported through matching funds by the following contributors: Australia (through ITC), Bangladesh, Bolivia, Canada (through FAO), Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, European Commission (through UN Women), Guatemala, Honduras, Italy (through UN Agencies), Netherlands (through FAO), Norway (matching funds and through UN Agencies), Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sweden (through UN Agencies and TASAF), Tanzania, United Kingdom/DFID (through UN Agencies and TASAF), USA/USAID (through TASAF) and Viet Nam.

 

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
UNDP

Bangladesh, Colombia, Côte d' Ivoire, Honduras,  Mozambique, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Tanzania

7,695,366
FAO

Bolivia, Colombia, Côte d' Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, occupied Palestinian territory, Paraguay, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam

6,482,433
UNICEF

Bolivia, Côte d' Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Philippines, Paraguay, Tanzania, Viet Nam

2,844,742
WFP

Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Sri Lanka

2,722,853
UN Women

Colombia, Ethiopia, Honduras, occupied Palestinian territory

2,051,828
WHO

Ecuador, El Salvador Guatemala, Paraguay, Philippines, Viet Nam

1,708,103
ILO

Bangladesh, Mozambique, Peru, Tanzania

1,611,725
IFAD

Ethiopia

275,000
ITC

occupied Palestinian territory

346,700
UNESCO

Peru

105,395
UNIDO

Mozambique

350,000
UNFPA

Côte d' Ivoire, Tanzania

- -

 

                                      Total  $26,351,324