UNDP support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

There is an imperative today to foster sustainable development. A vision for what this encapsulates is laid out in the new sustainable development agenda that aims to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030. As the UN’s Development arm, UNDP has a key role to play in supporting countries to make this vision a reality—putting societies on a sustainable development pathway, managing risk and enhancing resilience, and advancing prosperity and wellbeing.

UNDP has worked with the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in developing a strategy for effective and coherent implementation support of the new sustainable development agenda under the acronym ‘MAPS’ (Mainstreaming, Acceleration, and Policy Support).

These services, as outlined in the prospectus, cover a wide range of areas: poverty reduction, inclusive growth and productive employment, gender equality and the empowerment of women, HIV and health, access to water and sanitation, climate change adaptation, access to sustainable energy, sustainable management of terrestrial ecosystems, oceans governance, and promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies.

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The Sustainable Development Goals are coming to life: Stories of country implementation and UN support


This publication provides a glimpse into the early efforts of 16 countries to bring the global Sustainable Development Goals to life, and the role United Nations Country Teams play in the process.

It illustrates how these countries are beginning to integrate the 2030 Agenda into visions, strategies and plans at the national, subnational and local levels.

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Financing the SDGs in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Diversifying the Financing Tool-box and Managing Vulnerability


This joint report from UNDP and the French Development Agency (AFD) looks at how the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) can make better use of a more diverse financing for development 'tool-box'. How can they leverage more blended finance, guarantees and local currency financing for example, and how can this financing be used to support priority interventions such as investments in infrastructure and local private sector development?

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Final report on illustrative work to pilot governance in the context of the SDGs

COVER_Governance and SDGs Pilot Initiative

Before there was a Goal 16, a group of countries started on an initiative to pilot illustrative work on governance in the context of the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to presenting the different phases of the pilot initiative, this report draws out the main lessons learned from the experiences and identifies some guidelines for the implementation of Goal 16 on peace, justice and stong institutions.

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