2019: Integrated national financing frameworks for sustainable development

2019In response to the 2030 Agenda, many countries have shown renewed interest in national development strategies. The number of countries with national development plan almost doubled between 2006 and 2016. Yet, most strategies and plans do not have concrete financing plans to fund their implementation.

Integrated national financing frameworks (INFFs) provide a framework for financing national sustainable development priorities and the SDGs at the country level. A country’s sustainable development strategy lays out what needs to be financed. Integrated national financing frameworks spell out how the national strategy will be financed and implemented.

The thematic chapter of the 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report explored the concept of INFFs and provided initial guidance to Member States. It presented four building blocks for the design and implementation of INFFs: (i) assessments and diagnostics; (ii) a financing strategy; (iii) monitoring and review systems; and (iv) governance and coordination mechanisms.

Chapter II: Integrated national financing frameworks for sustainable development



The Inter-Agency Task Force was then tasked with developing toolkits and guidance material in support of country efforts. At the same time, the Secretary-General’s Strategy for Financing the 2030 Agenda and its three-year Roadmap of actions and initiatives commit the UN development system to support countries to adopt and implement INFFs.

The guidance material developed by the Task Force, along with other useful resources and tools, is available on the INFF Knowledge Platform, an online space for practitioners to access the information they need to implement INFFs, connect with other stakeholders and discover new knowledge and experiences from INFFs around the globe.

Find out more at inff.org.

You can also download the Task Force modules below:


Please share any reflections, comments and inputs on the working drafts of the modules via email to: developmentfinance@un.org.