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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners meet with significant demand for guidance on identifying and operationalizing financing solutions across many sectors and thematic areas. For example, the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) is serving 30 countries to support the financing of national biodiversity strategies. The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is revising the role it has played in catalysing Aid for Trade in Least Developed Countries. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is pushing the readiness frontier for climate finance. This microsite is a response to our partners' requests for guidance on choosing and designing the appropriate financing solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNDP gratefully aknowledges the contributions, inputs and peer reviews provided by its partners: BIOFIN, Blue Finance, the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Social Finance USA, The United Nations Global Compact, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP - Green Economy and Trade Branch), the World Health Organization, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-USA) and The Nature Conservancy (NatureVest).

The platform gratefully thanks BIOFIN, PAGE and the UNDP-MAPS projects for the financial contributions and in-kind support provided.  

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At the UN General Assembly last September, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious new agenda for sustainable development to be achieved over the next fifteen years. The central aim of the so-called “2030 Agenda” is to “leave no one behind”. And while it will be a challenge for all countries to meet the targets of the 2030 Agenda, it is clear that it will be especially difficult for the 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) most of which are in Sub-Saharan…

Posted on July 25, 2018