The United Nations Joint SDG Fund activated a Development Emergency Modality to respond to the unfolding global food, energy, and financing crises. The war in Ukraine set in motion a three-dimensional crisis that is producing alarming cascading effects on a world economy already battered by COVID-19 and climate change.

$ 22.9 m
Total Investment
UN Country Teams
Countries and Territories


The Joint SDG Fund activated US$ 22.9 million, under the guidance of the United Nations Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) to support 87 UN country teams covering over 100 countries and territories, in response to the global crisis. Through this process, the Fund received 83 joint proposals, requesting up to US$ 250,000 per UN country teams and US$ 400,000 per Multi-Country Offices.

Country Programme
Afghanistan’s Private Sector Capacities And Capabilities For Food Security
Food Value Chains Have Improved Resilience Through Investments That Increase Productive Capacities To Respond To Increased Market Demand
Assessing And Strengthening Food Security Mechanisms In Bangladesh
Barbados and OECS
Barbados And OECS - Food Security And Livelihoods Resilience Through Analytical, Capacity Building And Policy Support In Response To The Global Crisis On Food, Energy And Finance
Promoting New Tools Of Sustainable Development Budgeting That Prioritize Vulnerable Populations In Belarus
Strengthening Belize's Evidence Base And Systems For Crisis Response
Benin Blue Bond Strategy And Roadmap
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Strengthening Bosnia And Herzegovina’s Resilience To Address The Impact Of The Ukraine War On Food Security And Incomes Of Most Vulnerable Groups
Burkina Faso
Integrated Programme In Support Of Schools Feeding
Assessing The Impact Of The Ukraine-Russia Crisis On Burundi’s Economy And Population And Developing Country’s Capacity To Analyze Shock ‘Impact And Build Scenario For Decision And Resilience.
Cabo Verde
Livelihood Support For Vulnerable Households In 2 Pilot Municipalities Affected By Severe Food Insecurity
Strengthening Cambodia’s Socio-Economic Resilience To Global Crises And Food System Shocks.
Coordinated Humanitarian Action Decision-Making Through An Effective Information Management System
Accelerating The Generation Of Evidence And Innovative Policy Options For Crisis Adaptation To Mitigate The Impacts Of The Food, Energy, And Financial Crisis In Comoros, Particularly On Women, Youth, And Children
Building Resilience Of Vulnerable Communities, Especially Youth, Women And People Who Lives In Extreme Poverty, Through Agri-Food Value Chain Analysis And Promotion, Market Access Facilitation Promotion, Access To Social Protection Including Cash-Transf
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Strengthening The Economic And Social Resilience Of The DRC Through Agricultural Transformation And Access To Green And Affordable Energy
Cook Islands, Samoa and Niue
Supporting The Governments Of Cook Islands, Samoa And Niue To Analytically Understand And Address Impacts Of The Global Crisis Of Food, Energy And Finance On National Food Systems
Côte d'Ivoire
Identifying Value Chains Of The Future
Support For The Development Of An Integrated National Financing Framework For The SDGs In
Resilience Data For Food Security Preparedness And Early Action In Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Integrated UN Support To The DR To Mitigate The Impact Of The Global Crisis On Food, Energy And Finance
Preventing And Mitigating A Potential Food Crisis In Ecuador And Strengthening The Social Protection In The Face Of A Crisis
Strengthening The Resilience Of Vulnerable Populations In Egypt To Impacts Of The Global Emergency
El Salvador
Strengthening The Capacity To Collect Information That Complements The Analysis Of The Economic Impacts And The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 2022-2023 And Its Operational Analysis Structure For Monitoring And Generating Food and Nut
Nationwide Rural Energy Supply, Delivery And Demand Analysis For A Medium Term Rural Solar PV Off-Grid Electrification Plan
Understanding And Motivating Proactive Response To The Global Crises And Their Interactions With Existing Vulnerabilities In Eswatini
Strengthening Productivity And Resilience Of Youth And Women In Gabon
Impact Assessment Of The Global Security And Inflation Crisis On Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihood Of People In The Gambia And Support The Development Of An Evidence-Driven Shock-Responsive Social Safety Nets System
Strengthening Georgia’s Food And Energy Resilience
Scaling Up Of Food Security And Financial Systems Resilience
Guinea National Integrated Financing And Implementation Strategy For SDG Achievement By 2030: What Do The National SDG Targets Cost, How To Finance Them, And What To Do To Achieve Them By 2030 Through SDG -Sensitive Planning, Budgeting And Monitoring
Enhancing Food Security And Food Sovereignty In Guinea-Bissau: Producing Evidence For Policy-Making Through Data Collection And A Pilot Programme On Improved Agricultural Techniques
FAO And WFP Joint Development Emergency Programme For Food Security And Livelihoods Resilience In Guyana
Global Crisis Emergency Support For Haiti: Sustainable Trade And Value Chain Development For Diversification Of The Economy, Improved Working Conditions, Rural Employment Creation And Food Security
Nutrition SMART And Food Security Survey In Honduras To Assess The Impact Of The Crisis On Children And
Jamaica, Bahamas
Strengthening Jamaica's Resilience To Food And Water Insecurity
Accelerating Jordan’s Progress Towards SDGs By Establishing Building Blocks Of An Integrated Financing Framework
Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau
Supporting Governments To Analytically Understand And Address Impacts Of The Global Crisis Of Food, Energy And Finance On National Food Systems
Closing Statistical Data Gaps To Measure Impacts Of War And Enhancing The Government's Ability To Mitigate The Negative Consequences
Lao People's Democratic Republic
High-Frequency Data Collection, Monitoring, And Analysis Of Socioeconomic Data To Support Evidence Based Policymaking In A Volatile Time Period
Study Of Lebanon's Wheat Value Chain And Rural Migration To Support Sustainable Food Systems And Enhance National Food Security
Joint Programme On National Response To The Food Security Crisis In Lesotho
Rapid Food Security, Livelihoods, Nutrition And Markets Assessment In Liberia
Impact Study Of The War In Ukraine On Development Financing In Madagascar
Enable The Government Of Malawi To Design An Effective Policy And Programmatic Response To Protect The Most Vulnerable From The Impact Of The Recent Global And National Crises
Solar Energy, Telehealth And Social Protection Project To Transform Community Health In Mali (Sandi)
Contribute To The Assessment Of The Impacts Of The Current Crisis And The Identification Of Funding Sources For The National Response Plan
Mauritius, Seychelles
Building The Resilience Of Food Systems In Mauritius And Seychelles by Leveraging on Sustainable Agricultural Practices
Republic of Moldova
Strengthening Moldova’s Resilience To Address The Impact Of The Ukraine War On Food Security
Rapid Analysis And Response To The Impact Of Russia-Ukraine Conflict And The Covid-19 Pandemic, On Mongolia’s Economy And Vulnerable Population
Path To Resilience Through Energy, Food & Social Protection Systems
Supporting The Functioning Of Food Markets By Facilitating Timely Access To Market Information
Support To Strengthening Resilient Food Systems In Namibia
Assessing The Impact Of The Global Crisis On the Agriculture And Food Security Situation In Nepal
Strengthened Information Systems For Improved Social Protection Policies And Programmes Ready To Respond To Food Insecurity Emergency
Planning To Build Back Better Food Security In Niger
North Macedonia
Identifying Systemic Pathways For Responding To The Global Crisis On Food, Energy And Finance In North Macedonia
Strengthening The National Food Security And Nutrition Monitoring System, Disaster Preparedness And Risk Reduction In Pakistan
Monitoring The Food, Energy, Finance Crisis Towards Informed Policy And Response Options In The Philippines
Sao Tome and Principe
Health System Strengthening For Shock Responsive Social Services For the Most Vulnerable Population
Building Resilience And Promoting Sustainable Diversified Food Systems: Increasing Domestic Production Of Local Grains And Seeking And Alternative To Wheat
Extending Social Protection To Families In Serbia With Enhanced Shock- Responsiveness
Sierra Leone
Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilisation For SDGs Financing In Sierra Leone
Sir Lanka
Urban Agriculture And Community Resilience Towards Gender Equality And Women's Empowerment
Solomon Island, Tuvalu
Supporting Solomon Islands And Tuvalu To Analytically Understand And Address Impacts Of The Global Crisis Of Food, Energy And Finance On National Food Systems
Assessing Households’ Energy Access And Consumption In Southern Somalia
South Sudan
Assessing The Impacts Of Ukraine’s Crisis On Food Security In South Sudan
State of Palestine
Strengthening Livelihoods And Social Protection In Response To Rising Food Prices, Rising Energy Prices And Tightening Financial Controls
Assessment Of The Adverse Impact Of The Triple Crisis (Food, Energy, And Financial) On Food Insecurity And Livelihood Impoverishment Of The Resident Population, Internally Displaced Persons, And Host Communities In Sudan And Its SDG Roadmap.
Emergency Modalities In Response To The Flooding Crisis
Syrian Arab States Republic
Food Systems And The Impact Of Crisis In Syria: Challenges And Opportunities
Improved Food Security In Tajikistan
Entrepreneurship, Energy, Empowerment For Women (3E4Women)
Improving Development Financing For The Achievement Of The SDGs In Togo
Unbutters Flying The Effects Of The Ukrainian-Russian War: How Can We Anticipate And Prepare For The Fallouts Of The Ukrainian Russian War on The Food Security in Two Municipalities In Tunisia?
Supply Chain Analysis For The Turkish Wheat Sector – Building A Resilient Food System
Improving The System Of Social Protection Through The Introduction Of Inclusive Quality Community-Based Social Services
Addressing The Compounded Food And Energy Crisis In Ukraine through Innovative Technologies and Adaptive Agricultural Practices
Multi-Faceted Response To The Food And Energy Emergency In Uzbekistan
Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep. of)
Development Of Resilient Local Food Systems Through A School-Based Feeding Social Protection Programme Approach
Food Affordability In Conflict-Torn Yemen In Light Of The Ukraine War
Comprehensive Monitoring Framework For Anticipatory Action Planning In Zimbabwe

"UN Country Teams are using the Development Emergency Modality of the Joint SDG Fund to help governments devise strategic interventions to cope with the multi-dimensional crisis in food, energy, and finance, and accelerate the transformation of food systems."

Amina Mohammed
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Why Development Emergency

In full alignment with the guidance of the United Nations Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) on Food, Energy and Finance, the Joint SDG Fund’s Development Emergency rapidly funds United Nations development work to help countries address socio-economic, food, energy and fuel crises and help prevent further derailing of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in vulnerable countries across the globe.


Our Approach

In its rapid investments, the Fund supports United Nations country teams under the leadership of Resident Coordinators - to enable UN teams to move quickly to generate analytics around the crisis and work with Governments and partners. It is a rapid avenue for donors and development partners to offer fast and flexible seed financing for a period of one year in response to the three-dimensional crisis.


“We are impressed by the speed of the Development Emergency Modality’s disbursements and the broad integration of many different agencies into this ambitious undertaking. We are proud to contribute to the Emergency Modality a further US$ 2.7 million from Germany, earmarked to support food security.”

Bärbel Kofler
Parliamentary Secretary of State of Germany’s Ministry of Development Cooperation

The Triple Crisis


Food prices have never been higher. If unaddressed, global food insecurity will result in famine and destabilization, and mass migration around the world. Interventions will provide support to address immediate food security and nutrition impact and longer-term policy and financing solutions for driving resilient foods systems.


High energy prices disproportionally affect the poor and most vulnerable. Interventions would aim to enhance access to affordable energy and reducing the impact of soaring prices for households and businesses and dependency on fossil fuels.


The increased volatility in financial markets pose serious threats to developing countries and could halt progress on the SDGs. Policy interventions that can offset the impact of the crisis will be supported, like expanding social protection programmes and increasing the cost-efficiency of the financing architecture in the most impacted countries.

The GCRG interventions targeted by the Joint SDG Fund are good long term investments - strengthening social protection, analysing scenarios of financial distress and adapting energy transition efforts. All of which, will lower future humanitarian costs in a crisis of this scale.

Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


Joint SDG Fund operations are possible because of support from United Nations Member States, international organizations, the private sector, and philanthropic individuals. Together, we will defeat the triple crisis and create an unstoppable force in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Actions to Rescue the SDGs

The Joint SDG Fund has made US$ 240 million in commitments to 200 joint programmes implemented by 25 UN entities covering 109 UN country teams and Multi-Country Offices.

Mirroring the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda, the Fund contributes to all 17 SDGs with some two-thirds of the funds focusing on Goals 1 (no poverty), 2 (zero hunger), 5 (gender equality), 10 (reduced inequalities) and 17 (partnerships). Including 60% of commitments are allocated to vulnerable countries. 



Main Contacts
Lisa Kurbiel
Head of Secretariat
Heew (Heewoong) Kim
Reporting & Evaluation Manager
Vittoria Gemelli
Associate Expert
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