Least Developed Countries Investment Platform

Regional and International Financial Institutions

Least Developed Countries Investment Platform

Regional and International Financial Institutions

UNCDF and the International Development Agenda

Sustainable Development Goals Global Equity Exchange-Traded Fund (SDGA)

The United Nations Capital Development Fund makes

work for the poor in the 47 least developed countries

to expand opportunities for individuals, households and small businesses

to contribute to a sustainable and equitable local development

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the worlds 47 least developed countries (LDCs).

With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers last mile finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

UNCDFs financing models work through two channels:financial inclusionthat expands the opportunities for indivi duals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; andlocalized investmentsthat show how fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development.

By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes toSDG 1 on eradicating povertyandSDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs.

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