Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

The CFTC approach emphasises country ownership by delivering technical assistance on a demand-driven basis. This approach seeks to deliver relevant change through ‘best fit’ rather than ‘best practice’ responses to the challenges of development. Fundamentally, focus is on strengthening national capabilities through institutional development and capacity-building with a view to long-term sustainability.

Technical assistance is delivered predominantly on a south-south basis, and also aims to mainstream gender considerations throughout all project work.
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Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub

The Commonwealth is assisting member states to access urgently needed funding, by strengthening national capacities through the placement of experts under this flagship programme.

In its short time of operation, the Hub has already recorded remarkable results for Commonwealth countries, securing a total of USD$28 million of climate finance with another USD$460 million in the pipeline. The programme has already provided technical assistance to ten Commonwealth countries with plans to support another ten countries over the coming months.
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Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme

India’s external development assistance programmes in developing countries have increased significantly in their scope and coverage in the past few years. These include lines of credit, grant assistance, technical consultancy, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, educational scholarships and a wide range of capacity building programmes including short-term civilian and military training courses.
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UN Global Investment for Sustainable Development

The UNDP SDG Investor Platform provides data, information and insights on investment opportunities with potential to contribute to sustainable development. Explore SDG-aligned investment opportunities and get country level market intelligence on what is available in different sectors, regions or countries including on-the-ground insights on local investment landscape and investor connections. 
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UN India Development Fund ‘Commonwealth Window’

The Commonwealth window of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund aims to catalyze the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries of the Commonwealth. The countries supported by this fund are located in various parts of the world and include some of the most vulnerable member states of the Commonwealth.
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UN Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund

The UN Joint SDG Fund supports ambitious proposals that aim to mobilise resources for achieving the SDGs. It is developing an impact-first portfolio to further develop proposals, including access to global SDG financing leaders in commercial banks, impact investing firms, development finance institutions and access to tailored coaching programmes.
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South-South Galaxy

Financing
South-South Galaxy provides Southern partners with information on available financing mechanisms acting as a conduit to strengthen efforts linking development finances with the investments that can be innovative and have multiplier effects.
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Capacity Development
South-South Galaxy also provides an array of capacity development activities organised to support South-South cooperation activities of development. They aim at strengthening the human and institutional capacities of developing countries in planning, managing and monitoring SSC, tackling policies, laws and regulations that are hampering their engagement in SSC.
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Global Innovation Fund

The Fund is a unique hybrid investment fund that supports the piloting, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. Investment supports a portfolio of innovations that collectively open up opportunities and improve the lives of millions of people across the developing world.
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Compete Caribbean – Technology Extension Services (TES) Grants

Technical Extension Services (TES) is a type of innovation policy that governments have successfully used in other countries to accelerate the pace at which SMEs ‘catch up’ with more advanced firms by transferring knowledge about best practices. Areas include information technology, digital transactions and business development, climate change, financial performance management, operations and supply chain management, food safety, as well as industry 4.0 technology. TES grants aim to increase productivity and innovation in the Caribbean private sector.
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GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech

The Global System for Mobile Communications Association is funding start-ups, small and medium enterprises and social enterprises in Africa and Asia with innovative solutions that drive digital inclusion. The fund is supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.


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