Funding Line 1

Sustainable development advisory bodies

Implementing the 2030 Agenda and meeting sustainable development is a shared responsibility. It demands decisive actions from all leaders in society. Greater cooperation between state actors, businesses, academia, and civil society is more than ever paramount.

With this line of funding, the Recover Better Support Fund, in cooperation with the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), strengthens the role of multi-stakeholder bodies whose efforts directly contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The funded organisations should aim to identify practical, inclusive and socially acceptable solutions that will set the course for sustainable development.

Selected projects

State and non-state organisations functioning as multi-stakeholder platforms could apply for this funding line. In order to be fully eligible, they had to:

  1. Represent and/or regularly engage at least with two different societal actors (state, private businesses, civil society, trade unions, and academic institutions). The widest possible participation of stakeholders in the proposed measures, products and activities was expected.
  2. Contribute to at least one of these three strategical levels for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda:
    • Policy & public advocacy: Contributing to national and subnational policies, recovery plans, processes and structures for sustainable development,
    • Financing: Working towards the mobilisation of domestic resources and private investments for sustainable development,
    • Accountability and data: Strengthening capacities for measuring, analysing and reporting on the progress and design of evidence-based policies for sustainable development.
  3. Have a proven commitment and track record for the implementation of 2030 Agenda and other sustainability processes (e.g. participating at Voluntary Nacional and Local Review processes, providing policy advice for the alignment of national and local development plans and strategies, mobilising private and public actors)

Applications from organisations affiliated to the Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies were especially welcome.


African Monitor Trust Policy and Public Advocacy
Caucasus Environmental NGO Network Strenghtening the SDG Secretariat
Center for Advanced Economic Studies SDG Accelerator for All
Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano Faro Joint local Action for Sustainability
Institute for Development Policy Building the SDG Bridge
Maison de la Société Civile CSO’s Contribution to SDG Localisation
ProPacífico Fostering SDGs in Colombia’s Pacific Region
SDGs Kenya Forum, hosted by Development Initiatives Strengthening Synnergies for SDGs
United Nations Association of Tanzania Strengthening effective CSO Participation

Outputs and Outcomes:

people participated directly in local, regional or national political decision-making processes
people took part in workshops on the implementation of the SDGs
policy documents on the implementation and documentation of the SDGs
projects supported and advised on the preparation of VNRs

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