UNDP’s B+RH Transparency and Accountability programme promotes business integrity and increased transparency in companies in the region. Increasingly, large companies are called upon to ensure integrity and compliance in their operations and supply chains. Governments and the private sector are jointly responsible for minimizing the negative impacts of corruption in achieving sustainable development. By leveraging UNDP’s work with governments on these issues, UNDP’s B+RH Transparency and Accountability programme can bring greater added value to businesses seeking to improve their business integrity. Please note that this toolkit has not been piloted yet. It is anticipated to be piloted in Malaysia by July 2020.
SDG acceleration programs for established companies
The SDG Accelerators for small and medium-sized enterprises aim to accelerate business solutions with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme has been piloted in Denmark in 2018 and 2019 with 32 Danish small and medium-sized industrial companies, and now the programme is being rolled out globally.The programme is already being implemented in Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the SDG Accelerator process, the participating companies receive guidance and a comprehensive method to develop new products, services or business models that address the challenges embedded in the SDGs. In addition, companies will be assisted in communicating externally and engaging their employees in their work with the SDGs through internal campaigns and activities.
Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) and SDG-Alignment Toolkit
UNDP has developed IMM and SDG-Alignment Toolkit especially for venture accelerators. Toolkit is also offered to existing ecosystems of accelerators to amend their programs with impact factoring approaches.
UNDP works with the International Trade Center to provide trade intelligence for market identification, including Covid-19 temporary export/import bans. Existing free of charge tools for trade intelligence and in-house training capacity are already in place: trade map, market access map (ITC). Trade and market intelligence will be crucial not only to deal with supply side constraints such as logistical barriers, but also ensuring that national productive capacities can be reactive to changes in global value chains (whether demand or supply side).
Inclusive and sustainable food value chain and commodities Guidance note
The Guidance Note presents UNDP’s conceptual framework and key intervention areas in the sustainable commodities sector in line with its new Strategic Plan 2018-2021. UNDP work in this field is designed to address the linked topics of natural resource management and environmental protection, social well-being, and durable economic growth (hereafter referred together as ‘sustainability’) in the production, processing and trade of agricultural commodities. The Note provides case studies to illustrate non-prescriptive policy, programming and partnership options for adapting to country context, as well as successful results achieved in four intervention areas.
Green Commodities Programme is developing a set of tools: Target Secenario Analysis provides focused direction towards specific sustainable development policy and investment choices for public or private sector actors. Landscape Assessment Tool aims to increase knowledge on how to build capacity to design and employ strategies that improve commodity production. Farmer Support Systems guidelines provide directions to sustainable commodity production practitioners from government, civil society and business on how to strengthen national farmer support systems.
African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme Toolkit
Based on experiences from Colombia, El Salvador and Mexico, UNDP formulated the ASDP methodology for replication in Africa in 2013/2014 to improve the quantity and quality supply of agricultural products by farmers and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to markets, provides smallholder farmers and SMEs with support in accessing the growing agricultural supply chains of lead firms.