Toolboxes

Browse through toolboxes, providing access to models, methodologies and guidance to support policy makers in the implementation of the SDGs.

The Global Climate Action portal is an online platform where actors from around the globe - countries, regions, cities, companies, investors and other organizations - can display their commitments to act on climate change. The aim is to present a clear, comprehensive view of Global Climate Action, recognizing actors and inspiring still greater ambition, for the good of current and future generations.

The guidebook aims to achieve this objective by providing guidance in requisite tools and methodologies required for developing bankable adaptation projects along with information on alternate funding sources and investment models available to the private sector to mobilise funds for climate change adaptation.

With support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), UNCDF has been working to address system-wide constraints to women’s financial inclusion through working with financial services providers (FSPs) in ASEAN. To this end, UNCDF, under its ASEAN regional and country programme, has developed a toolkit composed of an institutional gender self-assessment tool (GSAT) and a standardised process with facilitator guides to support FSPs in reviewing and evaluating their existing gender approach. This includes identifying the linkages that exist among: a) their business goals and profit; b)effectively serving the women’s market and; c) promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership. The toolkit aims to enhance FSPs’ institutional policies, practices and performance towards - Increasing targeted outreach to women clients through gender-sensitive products and services; and promoting workforce gender diversity in management and leadership.

Born out of a partnership with the UN Statistics Division, this innovative tool enables countries to address measurement gaps that impede monitoring national policies and leverage the power of the Agenda 2030 to help resolve problems tactically. It provides an analytical framework and a multi-stakeholder methodology to enable a team of national experts from National Statistical Offices, concerned Ministries and other parts of the data community, including non-traditional data sources, to design a short-term action plan with a focus on addressing institutional impediments to data collection, production and utilization. The objective is to bring together data producers, holders and users and help them achieve their goals for the lowest cost within one year.

This tool was developed by the Environment and Development Division (EDD) of UNESCAP in close consultation with policymakers of Mongolia and engaging a wide range of stakeholders. It walks one through a 10-step process towards integration of the SDGs using a participatory systems thinking approach for the creation of a sustainability outlook report and enabling the attraction of finance for sustainable development at the national or city level. 

The Accelerator Labs are UNDP’s new way of working in development. Together with our core partners, the State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany, 60 labs serving 78 countries will work together with national and global partners to find radically new approaches that fit the complexity of current development challenges.

The labs will transform our collective approach by introducing new services, backed by evidence and practice, and by accelerating the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. Sense-making, collective intelligence, solutions mapping and experimentation will be part of the new offer from UNDP to governments.

SDG Integration is a systems approach to complex development challenges. It promotes learning to help countries reach their development ambitions. By harnessing systemic approaches, SDG integration connects issues across sectors and thematic areas and leverages the creativity and know-how of all of society – from national and sub-national governments and communities to civil society, academia and the private sector – to build solutions that respond to people’s daily realities.

To help policymakers craft trade and investment agreements that support sustainable development objectives, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) created the Sustainability Toolkit for Trade Negotiators. The toolkit shows how specific provisions within the agreements might better serve those broad goals, citing over 200 text examples drawn from some 90 existing agreements.

The Decent Jobs for Youth knowledge facility is a digital platform of tools, publications, databases, thematic resources and more to support evidence-informed action on youth employment.

It leverages the collective experience of multiple partners to share curated, state of the art knowledge and to facilitate learning opportunities for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth employment policies and programmes.