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.
The SDG Fund currently works in 22 countries to pilot integrated approaches to sustainable development in 3 sectoral areas: inclusive economic growth for poverty eradication, food security and nutrition and water and sanitation. Equally important, all programmes embed 3 cross-cutting issues: sustainability, gender equality and public-private partnerships.
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.
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.