The integrated national financing framework (INFF) is expected to improve development financing to ensure that the SDGs are actualised at the national and subnational levels in line with Zambia’s 7th National Development Plan. A key component of the INFF will be the development of an SDG-aligned financing strategy to mobilise and effectively manage additional domestic and international resources, seek innovative financial solutions and broaden partnerships. The INFF process will pay particular attention to the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including through a planned socio-economic impact assessment and integrated response measures.
The INFF aims to ensure that national development priorities are matched with a requisite financing framework. It will broaden constituencies for reform, generating a national dialogue around financing priorities beyond a narrow set of finance experts and decision makers. These dialogues will be inclusive of non-state actors, such as investors, banks, and large companies, to enhance inclusivity and align private financing with SDGs. It will also aim to strengthen the contributions of the private sector to the achievement of the SDGs and support innovative financing mechanisms, adapted to the local Zambian context.
For more details, visit the Joint SDG Fund website.