UNCDF launched its new Strategic Framework 2022-2025, which was presented to and noted by the UNDP Executive Board in February.
UNCDF’s Strategic Framework 2022-2025 represents a journey built upon the many lessons UNCDF acquired over the years in unlocking public and private finance for the LDCs: developing an investment track record that matters, filling the missing middle financing gap, and investing in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment for sustainable results.
The Strategic Framework 2022-2025 also outlines the mission of the organization-- to serve as the United Nations flagship catalytic financing entity for the LDCs to strengthen financing mechanisms and systems for structural transformation.
At the center of the Strategic Framework is the new UNCDF offer. Under this Strategic Framework, UNCDF will realize its full potential as a hybrid development organization and development finance institution by fulfilling its overall financing mandate with capital deployment, financial advisory services and capital catalysation. This will be matched with expertise across thematic areas of development—promoting inclusive digital economies and partnering for local transformative finance—alongside deepened engagement in three interlocking development areas: women’s economic empowerment, sustainable food systems finance, and climate, clean energy, and biodiversity finance.
In implementing the new Strategic Framework, UNCDF will mobilize its human capital, resources and expertise around a clear vision--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.