UNDP Private Sector Strategy 2018-2022

UNDP Private Sector Strategy 2018-2022

August 12, 2020

Making Markets Work for the SDGs

UNDP’s Private Sector Development and Partnership Strategy (2018-2022) aims to assist countries to align private sector activities and investments with the 2030 Agenda by: influencing investors and businesses of all sizes; embedding the SDGs into their decision making and practices; and supporting governments to establish enabling policy and regulatory environments while facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships.

UNDP envisions that by 2030, the SDGs will be the main global guidance framework for businesses, investors and governments, unlocking US$1 trillion* in private capital and increasing the number of businesses of all sizes that align their strategies and operations with the SDGs. This will be supported and regulated by a policy environment that reduces risk and fosters an inclusive and green economy, leading to the eradication of poverty.


*This amount can be achieved through the alignment of socially responsible investments and corporate venture activities (as of 2016 totaling US$18.3 trillion and US$22.89 trillion respectively), and the deployment of capital into blended finance in order to leverage private-sector investments (US$27 billion in 2015).