Sustainable development

Financing the SDGs

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as outlined in the 2030 Agenda will require actors across public and private sectors to work together at scale. The challenge of financing the SDGs is not just about mobilizing more money - it is more systemic and much deeper than closing any financial gap. The challenge is fundamentally related to effective governance and demands the re-orientation of how public and private actors interact with each other in a system that achieves results in the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.        

Understanding the scale and types of investment needed to achieve the SDGs are a key foundation on which governments can build effective SDG financing strategies. UNDP collaborates with regional partners across on both the public and private sectors with the objective of strengthening the effective governance of financing for the SDGs. Country-based UNDP offices, work with governments to tailor and package services to suit their settings – whether these be focused on eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions; accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development; or building resilience to crises and shocks.

Read our Brief on Financing the SDGs in Asia-Pacifc

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