Kazakhstan is currently conducting its DFA, which will lay the foundation for the development of the country's INFF. With support from the UN Join SDG Fund, the INFF will support the Government of Kazakhstan in aligning policy and financing with SDGs. This will be achieved by operationalising the priority reforms required to implement an INFF. As such, the INFF will build authorities’ capacity to scale up their ongoing efforts to build an enabling environment and supporting ecosystems for increasing the impact of financial resources on achieving the SDGs in the country.
The INFF will result in accelerating progress towards the SDGs by increasing SDG financing, including inclusive micro, small and medium enterprise (SMME) financing and climate finance. The INFF will work to safeguard fiscal space for social expenditures, paying attention to gender-responsive planning and budgeting and ensuring that vulnerable population groups, especially children and youth, are not left behind. Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of public spending through developing a holistic SDG financing strategy and better aligning and integrating planning and budgeting within a fully nationalised SDG monitoring framework at all levels of governance is planned as part of the INFF.
For more details, visit the Joint SDG Fund website.