The overarching goal of integrated national financing frameworks (INFFs) is to help countries raise resources for their national sustainable development objectives by increasing the coherence of financing policies – both across sectors and financing policy areas and between financing and sustainable development priorities. Enhancing this coherence depends on effective ‘INFF governance’, i.e. the institutions and processes responsible for the formulation and implementation of financing policies.
The institutions and processes that facilitate INFF design and implementation differ across countries, as governance arrangements tend to be deeply embedded in the history, traditions and politics of a society. In addition, coherence is a moving target, meaning the appropriate level of ambition may change over time, and will differ depending on country contexts and what may (or may not) be already in place.
This module aims to support national stakeholders to better determine which institutions and processes can best enhance coherence and support successful implementation of INFFs, including how existing institutions can be strengthened, and where new structures may be needed (i.e., where there may be gaps).