HOW TO USE THIS PLATFORM

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What does the platform offer?

Meeting finance needs will require a complementary mix of finance solutions, adapted for each country, made up of financial strategies, policy changes, and other mechanisms. This online platform provides guidance for policy makers and practitioners to critically review and operationalize financing solutions needed to implement sustainable development strategies- in other words, a compass to navigate across those solutions. It describes their potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and characteristics. It profiles case studies and refers to external sources, including e-learning and advanced guidance material.

This platform was designed for public officials, policy makers, and stakeholders in-countries that are interested into diversifying their sources of finance to implement the Sustainable Development Goals; and the consultants and researchers assisting in this task.

WHAT IS THE TOOLKIT?

Meeting finance needs will require a complementary mix of finance solutions, adapted for each country, made up of financial strategies, policy changes, and other mechanisms. This toolkit provides guidance for policy makers and practitioners to critically review and operationalize financing solutions needed to implement sustainable development strategies, and a compass to navigate across those solutions. It describes their potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and characteristics. It profiles case studies and refers to external sources, including e-learning and advanced guidance material.

This platform was designed for public officials, policy makers, and stakeholders in-countries that are interested into diversifying their sources of finance to implement the Sustainable Development Goals; and the consultants and researchers assisting in this task.

WHAT IS THE TOOLKIT?

Meeting finance needs will require a complementary mix of finance solutions, adapted for each country, made up of financial strategies, policy changes, and other mechanisms. This toolkit provides guidance for policy makers and practitioners to critically review and operationalize financing solutions needed to implement sustainable development strategies, and a compass to navigate across those solutions. It describes their potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and characteristics. It profiles case studies and refers to external sources, including e-learning and advanced guidance material.

This platform was designed for public officials, policy makers, and stakeholders in-countries that are interested into diversifying their sources of finance to implement the Sustainable Development Goals; and the consultants and researchers assisting in this task.

WHAT IS THE TOOLKIT?

Meeting finance needs will require a complementary mix of finance solutions, adapted for each country, made up of financial strategies, policy changes, and other mechanisms. This toolkit provides guidance for policy makers and practitioners to critically review and operationalize financing solutions needed to implement sustainable development strategies, and a compass to navigate across those solutions. It describes their potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and characteristics. It profiles case studies and refers to external sources, including e-learning and advanced guidance material.

This platform was designed for public officials, policy makers, and stakeholders in-countries that are interested into diversifying their sources of finance to implement the Sustainable Development Goals; and the consultants and researchers assisting in this task.

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What is a financing solution?

It’s a catch-all term that encompasses a vast universe of financial mechanisms, instruments, tools, and strategies. Financing solutions use one or more finance mechanism or instrument (e.g. taxes and subsidies) in a particular context (e.g. finance sources and agencies/ institutions involved), to target results that improve sustainable development. They can rely on public revenues and/or private contributions; be voluntary or made compulsory by the law; be guided by markets, or not; and have a short-term or long-term focus.

This universe can be described by four - non-exclusive - financial results (each of which can be quantified but it is not necessarly defined by a cash flow) each solution would aim to achieve:

1. Generate or leverage revenues for the SDGs, i.e. any existing or innovative mechanism (e.g. impact investment vehicles, environmental taxes, etc.) that can generate and/or leverage financial resources for sustainable development.

2. Realign current expenditures towards the SDGs, i.e. any measure that can re-orient existing financial flows towards the SDGs (e.g. by eliminating energy subsidies and using these freed resources to build renewable energy infrastructures instead).

3. Avoid the need for future expenditures towards the SDGs, thus freeing up resources for investment in other areas, i.e. any measure that can prevent or reduce future investment needs by eliminating/amending existing counter-productive policies and expenditures (e.g. taxes on sugar content or tobacco).

4. Deliver financial resources more effectively, i.e. any measure or strategy that can enhance cost-effectiveness/efficiency, synergies and/or favour a more equitable distribution of resources (e.g. enterprise challenge funds, national climate funds, etc.).

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How can I use this platform?

The platform may be used to improve integration of financing solutions into sustainable development planning, finance and management, and identifying opportunties for leveraging change.  More specifically, you may use the toolkit to:

  1. Expand your knowledge over the breadth of financing solutions available to implement the SDGs.
  2. Assess the potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and major characteristics of the financing solutions to be considered for my country’s strategy or project.
  3. It can be used to inform brainstorming and writing workshops and in national or sub-national design and planning processes, whereby a national or sector-specific strategy is drafted.
  4. Identify additional sources and learning material to operationalize these financing solutions.

Solutions may be browsed using the search menu on the right column to navigate via, the financial result(s) they produce; the financial instrument(s) they rely upon; the economic sector(s) their use is most prevalent; or the Sustainable Development Goal(s) they contribute to.

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This is a BETA VERSION. UNDP will work with partners to update and expand the number of financing solutions covered. Suggestions and contributions are welcome at fs.sd@undp.org.

HOW CAN I USE THIS TOOLKIT?

The toolkit may be used to improve integration of finance solutions into sustainable development planning, finance and management, and identifying opportunties for leveraging change.  More specifically, you may use the toolkit to:

  1. Expand your knowledge over the breadth of financing solutions available to implement the SDGs.
  2. Assess the potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and major characteristics of the financing solutions to be considered for my country’s strategy or project.
  3. It can be used to inform brainstorming and writing workshops and in national or sub-national design and planning processes, whereby a national or sector-specific strategy is drafted.
  4. Identify additional sources and learning material to operationalize these financing solutions.

Solutions may be browsed using the search menu on the right column to navigate via, the financial results they produce; the financial instruments they rely upon; the economic sector their use is most prevalent; or the Sustainable Development Goal(s) they contribute to.

 

 

This is a BETA VERSION. UNDP will work with partners to update and expand the number of financing solutions covered. Al feedback, suggestions, and contributions from stakeholders and users are welcome at fs.sd@undp.org.

HOW CAN I USE THIS TOOLKIT?

The toolkit may be used to improve integration of finance solutions into sustainable development planning, finance and management, and identifying opportunties for leveraging change.  More specifically, you may use the toolkit to:

  1. Expand your knowledge over the breadth of financing solutions available to implement the SDGs.
  2. Assess the potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and major characteristics of the financing solutions to be considered for my country’s strategy or project.
  3. It can be used to inform brainstorming and writing workshops and in national or sub-national design and planning processes, whereby a national or sector-specific strategy is drafted.
  4. Identify additional sources and learning material to operationalize these financing solutions.

Solutions may be browsed using the search menu on the right column to navigate via, the financial results they produce; the financial instruments they rely upon; the economic sector their use is most prevalent; or the Sustainable Development Goal(s) they contribute to.

 

 

This is a BETA VERSION. UNDP will work with partners to update and expand the number of financing solutions covered. Al feedback, suggestions, and contributions from stakeholders and users are welcome at fs.sd@undp.org.

HOW CAN I USE THIS TOOLKIT?

The toolkit may be used to improve integration of finance solutions into sustainable development planning, finance and management, and identifying opportunties for leveraging change.  More specifically, you may use the toolkit to:

  1. Expand your knowledge over the breadth of financing solutions available to implement the SDGs.
  2. Assess the potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and major characteristics of the financing solutions to be considered for my country’s strategy or project.
  3. It can be used to inform brainstorming and writing workshops and in national or sub-national design and planning processes, whereby a national or sector-specific strategy is drafted.
  4. Identify additional sources and learning material to operationalize these financing solutions.

Solutions may be browsed using the search menu on the right column to navigate via, the financial results they produce; the financial instruments they rely upon; the economic sector their use is most prevalent; or the Sustainable Development Goal(s) they contribute to.

 

 

This is a BETA VERSION. UNDP will work with partners to update and expand the number of financing solutions covered. Al feedback, suggestions, and contributions from stakeholders and users are welcome at fs.sd@undp.org.

HOW CAN I USE THIS TOOLKIT?

The toolkit may be used to improve integration of finance solutions into sustainable development planning, finance and management, and identifying opportunties for leveraging change.  More specifically, you may use the toolkit to:

  1. Expand your knowledge over the breadth of financing solutions available to implement the SDGs.
  2. Assess the potential, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and major characteristics of the financing solutions to be considered for my country’s strategy or project.
  3. It can be used to inform brainstorming and writing workshops and in national or sub-national design and planning processes, whereby a national or sector-specific strategy is drafted.
  4. Identify additional sources and learning material to operationalize these financing solutions.

Solutions may be browsed using the search menu on the right column to navigate via, the financial results they produce; the financial instruments they rely upon; the economic sector their use is most prevalent; or the Sustainable Development Goal(s) they contribute to.

 

 

This is a BETA VERSION. UNDP will work with partners to update and expand the number of financing solutions covered. Al feedback, suggestions, and contributions from stakeholders and users are welcome at fs.sd@undp.org.