Financing the UN Development System: Getting it Right for a Post-2015 World
Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, 2015
This report, which presents an overview of financing instruments in the UN Development System (UNDS), aims to familiarise readers with the financing instruments of the UNDS and their possible evolution as part of the post-2015 development agenda. It’s our hope that this report will provide decision-makers and other development actors with the information they need to make informed choices about the financial mechanisms available for the UN to meet its goals.
Seventy years after the establishment of the UN, we have created a complex organisational financial architecture. The UN development system must be responsive to the needs identified at the country level; address competing requests of different UN agencies, funds and programmes; be responsive to donors keen to see a “bang for their buck” and flexible enough to address a rapidly changing world – from Ebola to climate change to peacekeeping;
The post-2015 development agenda will usher in a host of additional resource requirements as the work of the UN stretches to meet the challenge of an ambitious set of universal sustainable development goals (SDGs). Achievement of the SDGs will depend on identifying instruments and strategies that will promote resource mobilisation for sustainable development and the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.