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Financing for the SDGs

UN DESA assists governments, UN resident coordinators and UN country teams in strengthening national capacities to leverage and mobilize financing for the SDGs providing access to:

  1. Global research, good practices and approaches in the various action areas identified in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda through the work of key institutions and organizations members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Financing for Development; the network of donors and investors connected to the Investment Fair; and the network of multi-stakeholders connected to the Development Cooperation Forum;
  2. New methodologies, guidelines, tools and e-learning material derived from the IATF’s analytical work contained in the Financing for Development Report (FFDR), the deliberations of the Tax Committee, and the UN Forum on Forests;
  3. Technical advisory services and longer-term capacity development support to governments and UN resident coordinators, and UN country teams to address:
    • Financial gaps;
    • Domestic resources mobilization, including through international tax cooperation to address issues related to transfer pricing, double taxation, illicit financial flows, tax policies and fiscal system;
    • Mobilization of international financing from all sources for sustainable forest management and climate financing through the Global Forest Financing Network (GFFFN)

Key tools and resources to build national capacity for SDG financing:

Financial strategies

Taxation

Municipal Assets Management:

  • Diagnostic tool to assess the needs of municipalities in the design and implementation of ASSET Management Plans (AMAP) in support of the SDGs, including for training of trainers (TOT).

Forest Financing

  • Training Module for developing National Forest Financing Strategies (NFFS) to mobilize resources for cross-sectoral forest-related projects and supporting the development of project proposals for multi-lateral funding mechanisms, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environmental Fund (GEF)
  • Guide to A Common Forest Financing Strategies for the SIDS, Low Forest Cover Countries, African countries and LDCs to help mobilize resources for cross-sectoral forest-related projects and develop project proposals for multi-lateral funding mechanisms, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environmental Fund (GEF)
  • Clearing House [Upcoming] of the Global Forest Financing Network (GFFFN) an online platform and database on forest financing opportunities and flows, which will provide: a comprehensive up-to-date database on forest financing opportunities for sustainable forest management, drawing on all existing sources of information; a web-based interactive platform to exchange data, lessons learned and best practices among users; data for assessing progress on target 15.b of the SDGs and Global Forest Goal.