The UN Joint SDG Fund supports countries as they accelerate their progress toward the SDGs. The Fund operates through a series of Calls for the UN system that lead to the implementation of transformative Joint Programmes, under the leadership of Resident Coordinators (RCs). In doing so the Fund is committed to forge paths and partnerships that unlock public and private capital for the SDGs at scale. This call is structured around two components:
- Reinforce the SDG financing architecture (Component 1): The Fund will support the development of financing strategies and enabling frameworks for SDG investment. This work will include the strengthening of the capacities of the national and sub-national SDG financing architecture, piloting of integrated national financing frameworks, establishment of SDG financing partnerships and the production of SDG-aligned financing strategies.
- Catalyze strategic investments (Component 2): The Fund will support UN Country Teams in investing in key initiatives that leverage public and private financing in order to advance the SDGs. These initiatives will provide a demonstration of concept and will be scalable both in country and elsewhere
The Call on SDG Financing will result in the identification of financing solutions that can accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. The application and selection processes are described in the Call and differ between Component 1 and Component 2. The total funding envelope for this call is US$100 million. All RCs can apply to both components. Only UN agencies are eligible to receive funding from the Joint SDG Fund.