UNDP and International Financial Institutions Accelerating Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The institutional financial and economic framework developed after the Second World War must rapidly evolve to address the immense challenges that the people and planet now face, most notably a climate emergency that is hitting harder and faster than many expected. We are the wealthiest generation ever, yet people are stockpiling money in the financial system and cannot find ways to invest it while societies, communities, and nations cannot find money that they can use to advance their development priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, some 80 developing countries are swamped in debt: unable to address their immediate crises or invest in a future-focused transformation of their economies.
At this moment of immense global uncertainty, the United Nations (UN) is working ever more closely with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to support developing countries to access liquidity and capital so that they can play a full part in advancing the SDGs: our internationally agreed plan to tackle challenges ranging from driving down poverty and inequalities to taking decisive climate action and promoting gender equality.
This brochure introduces a compendium of global and country examples of UNDP-IFI collaboration: