Strengthening the capacity of selected least developed countries to address gaps
and integrate good practices in their implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Implementing Entity/ies
Collaborating Partners
UNECA and UNESCAP, UNDP, UN Resident Coordinators
Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2021
Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Ethiopia, Tanzania
Approved Budget
$ 1,046,909
This project aims to support four least developed countries to build capacities needed to develop and implement a national sustainable development strategy (NSDS), including the investment strategy that enhances implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The project seeks to assist these countries with addressing the capacity gaps, challenges and recommendations that they have identified in their respective VNRs, and with formulating concrete, actionable and effective solutions. This capacity development support will contribute to effective monitoring, programming and financing of the NSDS as well as promote policy coherence in support of the 2030 Agenda, and links with Belt and Road Initiative priorities 1 (policy coordination), and, to some extent, 3 (trade) and 4 (financing).