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.

Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
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Review the selection proccess here. 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. Reference current programmes here.

Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services, Education, Energy efficiency, Industry and Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Rural Development, Transport, Cities, Waste Management, Oceans and Coasts, Disaster risk reduction, Health, Gender, Jobs, Poverty, Water
Type of support provider 
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 
Trustee or administrator 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Contact information
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