Operationalisation of the Funding Compact

About the Funding Compact

The Funding Compact was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2019. It is designed to enhance the implementation of Agenda 2030, with a clear acknowledgement of the need to change funding behaviour, and especially to improve the quality of funding, if the UN is to deliver better and more effective development results.

By ensuring quality funding for quality results, the Funding Compact contributes to a behavioural shift in how the United Nations (UN) and Member States work more effectively together for greater, and more sustainable, impact.

Since 2018, the Foundation have been involved in the development of the Funding Compact in a partnership with the UN Development Cooperation Office (DCO). We currently contribute to the operationalisation and reinforcement of the Funding compact by engaging in global discussions and facilitating regional and country consultations to enhance awareness and foster dialogue around commitments.

These consultations have helped demystify the Funding Compact while initiating joint dialogues for more shared analysis, systematic collaboration, integrated programming, and improved tools and modalities for greater collaboration. Additionally, we conduct and producing qualitative studies that analyze the progress of implementation at country level and identify the major hindrances for operationalisation of the Funding Compact.

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The Way Forward

Based on extensive consultations in six countries, this report explores the extent to which the potential of the Funding Compact has been fulfilled.

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Staying the Course

This report aims to support United Nations Country Teams, UN Member States and their partners to effectively use financial resources to respond to the immediate impact of the pandemic, whilst safeguarding progress already made towards Agenda 2030.

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Unlocking development financing: Good practices from early adopters

This comprehensive study and accompanying three country studies explore the innovative approaches to financing required to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

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