Quick facts

  • The SDG Fund was established in 2014 by UNDP, on behalf of the UN, with an initial contribution from the Government of Spain to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes.
  • SDG Fund joint programmes in 22 countries are directly improving the lives of more than 1 million people.
  • Joint programmes cover 3 key thematic areas: inclusive growth for poverty eradicationfood security and nutrition, and water and sanitation.
  • For the implementation of its joint programmes, the SDG Fund builds on the lessons learned of the MDG Achievement Fund.
  • The participatory process to formulate joint programmes engaged around 2,000 participants from civil service and government, communities, international development agencies, and the private sector.
  • All programmes are joint programmes, meaning they bring together an average of 3 UN agencies in a collective effort. This strengthens the UN’s ability to deliver as one entity.
  • 14 different UN agencies and hundreds of national counterparts are involved in making the SDG Fund joint activities a reality.
  • The SDG Fund also supports activities guaranteeing that lessons learned from achieving MDGs are incorporated in the new development agenda.
  • To better align public-private partnerships for sustainable development, the SDG Fund has established a Private Sector Advisory Groupformed by business leaders of major companies from various industries worldwide.
  • The SDG Fund is fully committed to financial and programmatic transparency. All financial flows are updated through the MPTF financial reporting platform.
  • The SDG Fund programmes total budget is approximately USD $70 million. National and international partners provide approximately 57% of these resources in the form of matching funds.

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Penn Law partners with the SDG Fund

The University of Pennsylvania Law School and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund have established an agreement to strengthen cooperation and enhance the effectiveness of global development efforts.

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Setting a sustainable table

Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for the SDG Fund. Food has always been a central part of our lives. We grew up in our parents’ restaurant and realized early on that the way people experience food – especially how they cook food and preserve culinary traditions – has a direct impact on the fundamental areas of life.

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Nutrition, income, and gender equality in a legume: the use of Andean lupin (chocho) in Ecuador

During the last few years, Ecuador has researched the properties of Andean Lupin, or “chocho”, and has dedicated part of the national nutrition policies to the conscious expansion of the cultivation toward its great potential for improving the health and the nutritional status of marginalized populations.

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