SDG Specific Financing Strategies BIOFIN Workbook

UNDP prioritizes systemic reform that strengthens the articulation of planning objectives, develops holistic strategies to mobilise the necessary financing, builds capacity for implementation and follows up with rigorous performance monitoring. UNDP supports governments to strengthen the integration of planning and financing processes, align budgets including debt and fiscal instruments to the SDGs, promote SDG-aligned private sector development and strengthen tools to monitor and account for SDG impact. By taking a holistic approach to the design of a financing strategy, the process can serve as an entry point into services around the governance, management and alignment of financing such as: SDG budgeting, SDG costing, debt management strategies, tax reforms, leveraging of international public finance, alignment of private capital and private sector core business, and SDG impact measurement and reporting across public and private actors.

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 COVID-19 pandemic.

Products and Country Experiences

In each country

  • Policy Review
  • Biodiversity Expenditure Review
  • Financial Needs Assessments
  • Biodiversity Finance Plans
  • Biodiversity Finance Solution implementation plans and feasibility studies

Applied in 35 countries to date (Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Uganda, Zambia)

focal points

Onno van den Heuvel

Global Manager, The Biodiversity Finance Initiative

UNDP Staff Only: Once you identify your SDG Financing expert, please place a request for his/her services through your CO corporate planning system (IWP platform) under the ‘Service Requested’ section. Please be sure to indicate the name of the financing expert on the service request page (‘Summary of Service Expected’ box) in order to facilitate assignment.