Achieving ambitious 2030 Agenda requires scaling up domestic and global resources. It also demands a shift from funding the SDGs to a wider financing approach through a blend of public, private, domestic and international resources.
SDGs are being increasingly integrated into public budgets and development cooperation, and financial markets and investors have positively reacted to a stronger integration of the SDGs in public and private investment decisions.
However the gaps in financing SDGs remain large. Financing has not yet been adequately reaching the geographies and people that need them the most This new course is organized with the Joint SDG Fund and aims at building the capacities of a wide range of national actors and development partners in an area of financing development.
A series of self-paced elearning modules combined with interactive live webinars.
Tap in the knowledge of the speakers from the Joint SDG Fund, UN agencies, financial sectors and public actors.
Learn from the experiences, case-studies and examples.
Draft a 2-4 page concept note for a chosen blended finance mechanism.
A number of financial instruments and mechanisms have emerged to create scalable and effective ways and leverage diverse sources of finance to channel them towards achieving the SDGs. The recent prominence of the financing development agenda leads to an increasing need to keep up with the opportunities and risks emerging in this arena. The aim of this course is to build the capacities of various actors in understanding the changing context of financing development as well as issues of design and applicability of various financing mechanisms in support of the SDGs. The course also brings together some of the key learnings and practices for designing and implementing financing mechanisms for development.
By the end of the course, participants will have:
The e-learning course will be implemented over a period of 5 weeks and is structured around 4 content modules with activities and assignments.
An equivalent of 1 day of learning is foreseen in each calendar week as a combination of self-paced learning and webinars. Self-learning modules can be taken flexibly, while the webinar will be scheduled as interactive live sessions.
The course is designed around 4 thematic modules and the final assignment.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be granted a certificate of participation.
The Joint Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fund is an innovative instrument to incentivize the transformative policy shifts and stimulate the strategic investments required to get the world back on track to meet the SDGs.
To date it has funded 200 joint programmes focused on integrated social protection or SDG finance, it has stimulated over 1,000+ partnerships working together alongside the UN to support the SDGs and it has tested over 300 innovative solutions to accelerate the 2030 Agenda.