2023 Annual Report: Trailblazing Change: Accelerating the SDGs through Action


Since its full activation in 2019, the Joint SDG Fund has committed over $268 million across 236 joint programmes in collaboration with 31 UN entities and engaged with 119 UNCTs and multi-country offices. Through this financial commitment, the Fund has promoted integrated policy and regulatory changes focused on enhancing social protection in over 39 countries, solidified the foundation for SDG financing by implementing the Integrated National Financing Framework in 69 countries, strengthened resilience and reduced vulnerabilities across 42 Small Island Developing States, and supported the activation of over 100 UNCTs in response to the global cost-of-living crisis.

A highlight achievement in 2023 was the Fund’s strategic focus on mobilizing parallel financing for the SDGs, resulting in the unlocking of over $4.96 billion.

This represents a significant increase in the Fund’s financial leverage, doubling results achieved in 2022, meaning that each dollar committed to the Fund mobilizes an additional $18 dollars for advancing the SDGs.

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All joint programs of the Joint SDG Fund are led by UN Resident Coordinators and implemented by the agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations development system. With sincere appreciation for the contributions from the European Union and Governments of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and our private sector funding partners, for a transformative movement towards achieving the SDGs by 2030.