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

The UN Development Programme recognizes that bridging the massive gap in adaptation financing will require significant private sector investment and engagement, and is committed to working with the private sector to address the deficit in adaptation finance.

Recent cost estimates associated with adapting to climate change risks are two to three times higher than available international public finance for adaptation. According to the Adaptation Finance Gap Report, the international public finance available for climate change adaptation in 2014 was US$23 billion. Looking ahead, by 2030 it is estimated that adaptation costs will range between US$140-300 billion per year. Even with a large increase in public sector contributions, the volume of finance required to support adaptation in developing countries is far beyond what most expect public finance will be able to contribute.

Greater engagement with the private sector is at the forefront of UNDP’s recent adaptation initiatives, with a range of financial and non-financial instruments being used to facilitate enhanced private investment to manage the risks associated with climate change.

UNDP’s climate change adaptation work with the private sector is organized around the “3 Cs” framework that also informs overall UNDP engagement with the private sector – Convening, Catalyzing & Capitalizing.

ESCAP Resource Efficiency Simulation

The ESCAP Resource Efficiency Simulation App enables you to simulate potential gains of enhancing material, energy and water efficiency in your country. Using a visually appealing and intuitive design, this tool is designed with the user in mind to deliver maximum impact. 

To get started, select an economy or geographic subregion of interest and run the simulation.

The Global Migration Data Portal Tools Section provides a searchable database that supports the efforts to improve the quality, reliability, availability and comparability of migration data. The resources offer guidance and recommendations for enhancing all stages in the production of migration statistics, including the collection, analysis and sharing of migration data. 

Resources gathered in this toolbox provide guidance for, and support efforts towards, an improved understanding of: 

Parliaments and the Sustainable Development Goals: A self- assessment toolkit

The toolkit is designed to enable parliamentarians to identify good practices, gaps, opportunities and lessons learned. That will equip parliamentarians to effectively institutionalize the new agenda and mainstream the various goals into the legislative process. The toolkit is not prescriptive. It has been designed to be relevant to all parliaments, whatever their political system and stage of development.

Self-assessment is a method that parliaments can use to start their own process of internal benchmarking and to assess their state of preparedness for engagement with the SDGs. The conclusions of the self-assessment should allow parliaments to set priorities for reform in order to strengthen their response to the SDGs. The ultimate objective is to ensure that parliaments are ft for purpose to play a full role in realizing the 2030 Agenda.  

The purpose of this self-assessment toolkit is to assist parliaments and their members to:

  • assess their preparedness to engage with the SDGs;
  • identify additional strategies, mechanisms and partnerships to support implementation of the SDGs more effectively.  
Circle Economy

Whether you are just starting your journey to circularity or you already have circular processes in place our tools and services are designed to facilitate decision making and implement action plans. They can be applied to a wide range of sectors and can be utilised by everyone from investment portfolio managers to textile manufacturers.

With the ability to focus on organisations, specific products, supply chains or sectors, our tools and services allow you to establish a tangible direction for setting up circular projects and provide you with endless possibilities to integrate circularity into your current business strategies.

Citizen’s Platform for SDGs Bangladesh

The Platform will provide an opportunity to track the progress of SDG delivery; sensitise policymakers towards challenges in implementation; bring transparency in the implementation process; and, facilitate exchange of information and coordination among all those working on the SDGs in Bangladesh. The Platform will also facilitate relevant stakeholders to work for the poor and marginalised e.g. ethnic groups, physically challenged etc., particularly for achieving SDG 16.


The Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit includes guidance, tools and tips on: Contextualizing Goal 16; Engaging with Goal 16 at the national level; Preparing a “Gap Analysis”; Undertaking a Stakeholder Mapping and Analysis
Developing an Advocacy Plan for Goal 16; Crafting compelling advocacy messages around Goal 16
Working with national governments to support planning and implementation of Goal 16; Supporting national follow-up and monitoring for Goal 16; Working with international processes and various other stakeholders; Case studies for successful advocacy by civil society organizations on Goal 16 issues.

The SDG 16 Hub was initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in response to an increasing demand for structured and centralised information on SDG 16 and the desire for meaningful and impactful collaboration opportunities.

The SDG 16 Hub is not a corporate website, but a hub designed to allow all stakeholders with an interest in SDG 16 to learn about the key pillars related to SDG 16, share knowledge, and collaborate. It includes resources on SDG16 that are produced by UN agencies, governments, other stakeholders as well as multi-stakeholder initiatives. is a global, online, open space for researchers, practitioners and policymakers working on climate change adaptation and related areas to share information and learn from each other. Established in 2007, it hosts numerous user-contributed case studies and articles sharing details of who is doing what and where; methods, strategies and approaches being used; identified adaptation options, barriers and enabling factors; adaptation outcomes and stories; and lessons learned for good practice. All the content is organised into browsable Themes and Networks, and is readily searchable through a map interface and through using keywords. weADAPT also hosts discussion forums that can be used to pose questions to the adaptation community. The platform is managed by the Stockholm Environment Institute and all content is quality-checked by a network of expert Editors.