Malawi is selected in New Joint Sustainable Development Goals SDG Fund allocation of 41 million dollars
Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations says the allocation expands the Joint SDG Fund’s investments to date to US$223million, encompassing programming in 112 countries for Integrated Social Protection and SDG Investments.
Mohammed says Malawi, Fiji, Indonesia, and Uruguay were selected from 155 proposals from over 100 country applicants across the globe.
UN Country Teams, in partnership with Governments, engaged senior finance experts to create in-depth approaches and solutions to SDG acceleration.
“Malawi will reduce poverty, hunger and inequality by creating jobs and supporting small businesses in the country’s severely undercapitalized agricultural sector,” Mohammed
She expressed appreciation on the contributions from European Union, Governments of various countries and private sector funding partners
She said this milestone marks a transformative movement to achieving the SDGs by 2030