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Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund)

The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) is the first development cooperation mechanism created to achieve the future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP, with an initial contribution from the government of Spain, created the SDG Fund in 2014 in order to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes. The SDG Fund intends to act as a bridge in the transition from MDGs to SDGs. It will provide concrete experiences on how to achieve a sustainable and inclusive world post-2015.

Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

The SDG-F operates at the country level through joint programmes implemented through specialized UN Agencies in collaboration with national counterparts to craft multidimensional, integrated and holistic approaches to national and local development challenges. Only UN Agencies can submit programme proposals. Individual organizations and other national institutions are not eligible for direct funding.

Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Ecosystem adaptation, Education, Energy efficiency, Industry and Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Rural, Transportation, Urban, Waste management, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Disaster risk reduction, Health, Gender, Jobs and Livelihoods, Poverty, Water
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level
Fund size 

Total fund size around USD 60 million. As of 31 December 2015, USD 32.1 million available. The fund distributed USD 10.3 million to partner organizations in 2015.

Co-financing required 
Yes
Trustee or administrator 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Contact information 
http://www.sdgfund.org