In response to the 2030 Agenda, many countries have shown renewed interest in national development strategies. The number of countries with national development plan almost doubled between 2006 and 2016. Yet, most strategies and plans do not have concrete financing plans to fund their implementation.
Integrated national financing frameworks are a tool to finance national priorities and operationalize the Addis Agenda at the national level. A country’s sustainable development strategy lays out what needs to be financed. Integrated national financing frameworks spell out how the national strategy will be financed and implemented.
The thematic chapter of the 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development explored the concept of INFFs and provided initial guidance to Member States that intend to design and implement integrated national financing frameworks, informed by lessons from early implementation efforts. It presented four building blocks for operationalization: (i) assessments and diagnostics; (ii) design of the financing strategy; (iii) mechanisms for monitoring, review and accountability; and (iv) governance and coordination mechanisms.