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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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The sum needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda is unprecedented. How can governments effectively mobilise and manage money for real development results?

Posted on May 22, 2017


A look at the current state of development funding shows a stark contrast between the price tag to eliminate poverty and protect the planet by 2030, and the actual financial resources that are available. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take between US$5 to $7 trillion, with an investment gap in developing countries of about $2.5 trillion. At the same time, the most recent OECD DAC report shows that in…

Posted on July 14, 2017


How to tackle various forms of risk – from extreme weather events to commodity price shocks, disease outbreaks and over-indebtedness – was high on the agenda of the 2017 Financing for Development (FfD) Forum at the UN. The Forum’s outcome document underscores the challenging nature of the global environment. Economic challenges, such as difficult macroeconomic conditions, low commodity prices, subdued trade growth and volatile international capital flows are compounded by natural disasters,…

Posted on June 15, 2017

First Phase Digital

As today’s celebration coincides with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, it is worth noting the role biodiversity and ecosystems play as the backbone of tourism in many places, and equally worth noting the crucial role that the tourism sector can play in conserving biodiversity. This is undeniably a nexus to pursue, particularly for financing effective conservation.

Posted on June 2, 2017