In 2020, the Maldives will continue the development of its development finance assessment (DFA) and INFF with support from the UN Joint SDG Fund.

Complementing the ongoing work to conduct a DFA, the UN SDG Joint Fund will contribute to the implementation of an INFF process in the Maldives. The INFF will support financing needs assessments and costing exercises to estimate the SDG financing gap, taking account the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Maldives. It will also consolidate the existing institutional arrangements into a full-fledged, gender balanced INFF Oversight Committee and provide capacity building support to the committee to strengthen the core functions and improve its effectiveness.

In line with the sustainability and ‘leave no one behind’ commitments of the 2030 Agenda, the INFF will place climate action and gender responsive and equity-focused service delivery at the heart of national financing agenda. Specifically, the INFF seeks to (a) strengthen planning and financing systems within government; and (b) mobilise and improve financing towards the two long-term development priorities of climate action and reforms for quality, equitable, gender responsive and sustainable social services. 

For more details, visit the Joint SDG Fund website.

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