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    SDG Specific Financing Strategies BIOFIN Workbook

    Guides countries to develop comprehensive financing strategies, including baseline information on existing financing mechanisms, biodiversity related expenditures and current financial needs. Anchored in a process to re-align partnerships between finance and environment ministries and the private sector.

    Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform (GIFIIP)

    This platform provides Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Training

    National Network for Development Financing (NNDF) and National Advisory Boards (NABs) on impact financing.

    The NNDF is integrated into the National Development Planning and Financing frameworks. They may link to an oversight committee for INFF development and implementation. This brings together multiple stakeholders of the financing architecture to set up an effective implementation mechanism for financing for development (SDGs). The NABs are established in partnership with the Global Steering Group (GSG) for Impact Investment to develop and foster impact investment in countries. UNDP has been closely associated with the establishment of NABs in several countries.

    Capacity and Institutional Development for Secretariats and Committees

    Islamic Finance for the SDGs: Landscaping and Opportunity Mapping Studies (tool upon request)

    Improving mobility to cope with rapid urbanization

    In 2018, 70 percent of Bolivians lived in urban areas, with projections showing a growth to 75 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050. The rapid urbanization is straining mobility systems and worsening air pollution, quality of life and access to public services - affecting vulnerable populations the most. To build a resilient, inclusive and sustainable city, UNDP is supporting Bolivia to redesign urban life in its capital La Paz.

    SDG Financing Strategies and COVID-19

    While most countries are currently in the midst of the response phase where the focus is on limiting human-to-human transmission, providing care and minimizing the significant social and economic impacts of the pandemic, going forward governments will need to develop plans for national recovery. UNDP is working to support Integrated National Financing Frameworks and has already rolled out Development Finance Assessments (DFAs) which will be adapted to offer governments an established process to build the analysis and consensus for designing holistic financing strategies to drive recovery from the pandemic.

    Ready-made online tools to support dialogue mechanisms

    In July 2019, Uruguay and the Finnish multinational UPM signed a US$3.3 billion agreement to build a greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill near the city of Paso de los Toros. This is the largest foreign direct investment in the country's history, estimated to bring in thousands of new jobs and boost GDP. However, with such major investment comes the possibility of negative externalities and lost opportunities. UNDP is supporting the country to leverage the momentum around the investment to lay out a more sustainable future, one that focuses on economic diversification, local knowledge and sound environmental policies.

    Aligning Islamic finance strategies, operations, and investments with the SDGs

    This tool provides support in measuring and reporting the impact of the Islamic finance tools, in developing frameworks to finance the SDGs, in pipeline development and execution; and implementing projects for the SDGs.

    Business Call to Action (BCtA) Global Inclusive Business Membership Platform

    Business Call to Action (BCtA) is the global inclusive business platform supporting core business solutions for development and providing public recognition for the private sector’s contribution to development. Over the past 12 years, BCtA and its members have been advancing inclusive business models that improve lives and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), helping to change the perception of  the private sector’s role in tackling poverty and inequality, some of the greatest issues of our time.

    Costing Methodology Guidance

    Guidance for undertaking costing of SDG-aligned development plans, interventions and sectoral strategies which ca be tailored to a variety of country contexts, including to support efforts to integrate SDGs into national (and sub-national) budgeting processes.

    Mobilizing Private/Public Capital for the SDGs: (tool upon request)

    Description: this tool provides support in blending Islamic finance and private sector capital for the SDGs, channelling private funds/capital to the SDGs, and leveraging finance for the SDGS

    Institutional support for aid/development cooperation architecture

    Analytical and capacity development support for client governments to establish and strengthen development cooperation coordination mechanisms (See Tool #1 of Action Area 4, Service #2 for policy, institutions and systems that underpin the effective mechanisms)