April 2023

Integrated national financing frameworks (INFFs) e-learning course: An Introduction

About INFFs

Integrated national financing frameworks (INFFs) help countries finance their national sustainable development objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 80 countries have embarked on the design and implementation of an INFF. Countries do not start from scratch when designing and implementing INFFs; rather, they are embedded within existing plans, structures, and processes. The scope and focus of their INFFs are tailored to fit each country’s unique contexts, needs and priorities. 

About the introductory e-learning course

This beginner-friendly e-learning course delivers a comprehensive overview of INFFs in seven concise lessons. You will gain insights into what an INFF can help accomplish and how to put one in place in practice through the INFF building blocks. You will also learn about the key actors involved and the unique value proposition of adopting an INFF. You will also hear from countries that have benefited from their INFF processes and learn about key lessons from their experiences and good practices. The course concludes with guidance and ideas on how you can take these lessons forward in your own national context. 

This introductory INFF e-learning course, “Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs): An Introduction”, was developed by the INFF Facility with financial support from the European Union and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). 

Learning objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Explain the INFF concept and its value proposition 
  • Identify key stakeholders and their roles in the INFF process 
  • Discuss successful examples and lessons learnt from early implementers of INFFs 
  • Gain a general understanding of what an INFF could look like in your country 

The course takes around 2-2.5 hours to complete and is free of charge. A certificate will be issued upon completion. 

Course registration

To enrol, follow these steps:

  1. Create your account at the DESA Digital Learning Centre
  2. Complete registration at the course link
  3. Start learning!

For a deeper dive

If you are interested in exploring INFFs further, check out the complementary in-depth course “Integrated national financing frameworks (INFFs): From theory to practice”.