Transforming our world

By accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda means getting the right economic, social and environmental policies in place and taking them to scale as quickly as possible.

Inspired by the Secretary-General’s reform of the United Nations, the Joint SDG Fund works across all 17 global goals to transform development practices by incentivizing and enabling new and innovative development approaches. We are the “muscle” for a new generation of United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) and Resident Coordinators.

Stimulating shifts in the uptake of integrated and transformative policies can lead to the creation of smart financing strategies that put SDG progress into high gear at global, regional, and country levels. The programmes we support are nationally owned and led, each built on a country’s unique development assistance framework (UNDAF).

We plan to Leave No One Behind by accelerating SDG gains and mainstreaming intersectional issues like human rights, gender, youth, the environment, and people with disabilities.

Accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda means getting the right economic, social and environmental policies in place and taking them to scale as quickly as possible. Societies, worldwide, must come together now to implement sustainable and transformative initiatives that include integrated policies informed by a rights based agenda.

If we want to Leave No One Behind we have to fast track SDG gains while mainstreaming issues like human rights, gender, youth, the environment, and people living with disabilities. The Joint SDG Fund aims to inspire a shift in the way we “do development” by placing the focus on integrated policy, strategic investments and financing, and robust partnerships. We incentivize partners to adopt strategic financing and integrated policy solutions because smarter, collective investments can accelerate the SDGs.

 

How We Work

Country-led, collaborative approaches is how we propose fast tracking SDG progress and meeting 2030 Agenda commitments.