SDG Preparedness Facility

The United Nations post-2015 Development Agenda was adopted by Member States at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. GWP is committed to support implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 6, which is dedicated to water. To help countries implement the SDGs, GWP set up a SDG Preparedness Facility (SDG-PF). 

The overall goal of the SDG-PF is to support countries in their commitment to the post-2015 Development Agenda through practical support for a rapid start to implementing SDG 6 and other water-related SDGs. The specific objectives are:

  • To embed SDG 6 (and interlinked SDGs) into existing national policy and planning frameworks 
  • To support countries to access finance for implementation of the SDGs
  • To support the establishment and strengthening of a national monitoring system for SDG 6 (and interlinked SDGs)
  • To develop the capacity of national institutions to put in place the skills to plan and implement actions for SDG achievement
  • To facilitate the strengthening of partnerships at national and transboundary level to enable a multi-stakeholder approach to SDG planning and monitoring

The SDG-PF is rolled out through the implementation of individual 3-year projects taking place in up to 25 countries, starting in 2016. The initiative builds on country-level consultations carried out in 2013 and 2014 which addressed water security and development issues. The programme will be implemented by GWP – with its regional and country presence – and many other allies such as UNDP-CapNet. 

Posted: 2016-04-07

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