The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the United Nations' flagship catalytic financing entity for the world’s 46 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). With its unique capital mandate and focus on the LDCs, UNCDF works to invest and catalyse capital to support these countries in achieving the sustainable growth and inclusiveness envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Doha Programme of Action for the least developed countries, 2022–2031.
The UNCDF vision is that LDCs are able to access and leverage the development impact of capital to enable sustainable and inclusive economic growth and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The work of UNCDF is based on its development expertise across five priority areas, including the well-established flagship areas of inclusive digital economies and local transformative finance, as well as the emerging areas of women's economic empowerment, climate, energy, and biodiversity financing, and sustainable food systems financing.
To make it easier for you to stay up with the most recent Tenders and Funding Opportunities, as well as Frequently Asked Questions at UNCDF, we have produced the following helpful resources:
Access to our online calls for tenders providing a rapid lifeline for local businesses and local governments, enabling us to support the SMEs and public partners at the local level.
Our ability to assist SMEs and public partners at the regional level is made possible through the availability of our Plug and Play e-grants platform, which provides a swift lifeline for local enterprises and local governments.
In order to strengthen UNCDF's accountability framework and to provide opportunities for bringing to light any misconduct, wrongdoing by any individuals working for or doing business with us, UNCDF has established an Investigations Hotline to ensure that persons wishing to report fraud may do so using the link below.
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