Welcome to the Integrated National Financing Framework Knowledge Platform

INFFs provide a framework for financing national sustainable development priorities and the SDGs at the country level.

Mobilising resources, both domestic and global, to support sustainable development remains a key challenge for many developing countries.

In 2015, world leaders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to agree upon a new global framework for financing the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the heart of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda are national sustainable development plans and strategies supported by integrated national financing frameworks — or INFFs.

A country’s sustainable development strategy lays out what needs to be financed. INFFs spell out how the national strategy will be financed and implemented, relying on the full range of public and private financing sources. INFFs are a planning and delivery tool to help countries strengthen planning processes and overcome obstacles to financing sustainable development and the SDGs at the national level.

Learn more about INFFs

Interested in learning about the INFFs and how SDGs can be financed at the country level? Check out the INFF flagship e-learning courses.

INFF e-learning courses

Dive deep into the thematic topics of INFF implementation with the help of our guidance documents on climate finance, SIDS, education and more. 

INFF thematic deep dives

About the INFF Knowledge Platform

The aim of this Knowledge Platform is to provide the foundation for a growing Community of Practice working to develop and implement INFFs within their countries. This Knowledge Platform is a digital space to provide countries with the information they need to implement INFFs, connect with other INFF stakeholders, and bring together new knowledge of experiences with INFFs around the globe. 

Following the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development, as well as other international organisations and agencies, have developed – and will continue to develop – various materials, including e-learning courses to support INFF efforts at the country level. This Knowledge Platform will support the generation, dissemination, and promotion of these resources, good practices, tools, and guidelines to support countries as they strengthen their INFF. 

Interested in developing an INFF? Start with the INFF building blocks.

INFFs are comprised of four building blocks.

Each building block represents a critical component in building national capacity to strategically plan, mobilise and manage the financing needed for sustainable development results. INFFs are iterative processes, with progress in each building block reinforcing the others.

The Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development has developed guidance materials for each building block and an inception phase to support countries interested in developing and implementing INFFs. Based on country experiences, these materials are ‘living’ documents that will be continually updated and strengthened as more countries develop and implement INFFs. 

Click on a building block to access guidance materials, country experiences, best practice examples, and tools and resources related to each component of an INFF.