India-UN Development Partnership Fund

India-UN Development Partnership Fund

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a dedicated facility within the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation established in 2017. It is supported and led by the Government of the Republic of India, managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, and implemented in collaboration with the United Nations system.


The India-UN Development Partnership Fund has already supported 59 projects in 48 countries, through $47.8 million in contributions from a $150 million multi-year pledge by the Government of India.

Marking the third anniversary of the establishment of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, and highlighting the Fund’s contributions to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) organized an interactive dialogue among partners.

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports Southern-owned and led, demand-driven, and transformational sustainable development projects across the developing world, with a focus on least developed countries and small island developing states. United Nations agencies implement the Funds projects in close collaboration with partnering governments.

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The India-UN Development Partnership Fund established in 2017, has an ambitious agenda of promoting multilateralism and shared prosperity. The Fund project portfolio aims to contribute to the efforts of developing countries towards the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Fund responds directly to the national priorities and development objectives of partner countries, contributing financial resources and technical knowledge to support partner governments in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

This report highlights the achievements of the Fund from June 2017 through January 2019. The Fund now encompasses 36 projects, approved in partnership with nine United Nations agencies in 37 countries. It has made significant strides in advancing the national development goals and commitments of the 2030 Agenda in the least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS) by enlisting the global presence and operational capabilities of the United Nations system.

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See the Fund’s most recent updates


Established in June 2017, the UN-India Development Partnership Fund supports projects in least developed countries (LDCs), land-locked developing countries (LLDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) —the intended geographic priority of the Fund.

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India-UN Development Partnership Fund. India is partnering with UNOSSC to progress towards the sustainable development goals.

Launched in 2018, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund – Common Wealth Window facilitates projects that benefit from the technical expertise of the partnering governments; the UNOSSC and Common Wealth of the Nation’s Secreteriat.

India-UN Development Partnership Fund – Speeches.

“India is a valued supporter of South-South cooperation. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a welcome contribution that is championing greater prosperity and opportunity for all” – António Guterres.

Contact Information

Secretariat United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in United Nations Development Programme

304 East 45th Street, FF-11 New York, NY, 10017

Ms. Ines Tofalo, Chief, Programme Support Unit
Tel: 212 906 5123
E-mail: ines.tofalo@unossc.org

Ms. Sumeeta Banerji, Policy Specialist
Tel: 212 906 5336
E-mail: sumeeta.banerji@unossc.org

News about the India-UN Development Partnership Fund

20/11/2020

ICT Infrastructure Improves Education for Timorese Youth

School students and teachers in Oé-Cusse will have the opportunity to gain fundamental ICT skills following the official handover of the newly renovated Etaro ICT lab on October 2, 2020. The ceremony celebrated the opening of the lab and completion […]
19/11/2020

India, UNDP and Ministry of Environment improve access to water for sanitation and agricultural production in Haiti (article in French)

«L’accès à l’eau est très difficile pour nous», déclare Denise Prophète, femme de 33 ans et mère de cinq enfants vivant dans la région de Baconnois dans les Nippes, située à 116 km à l’ouest de la capitale d’Haïti, Port-au-Prince. […]
06/11/2020

South-South Trust Funds Respond to COVID-19, Fast-tracking Medical Purchases, Enabling Peer Learning and Supporting Joint Research

The funds managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) were early responders to the COVID-19 pandemic, facilitating city-to-city contributions of medical equipment as early as February 2020 and, by April, purchases of ventilators for the small island […]
07/10/2020
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India-UN Partnership Fund provides ventilators to the Government of Saint Lucia

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has improved access to care at the Victoria Respiratory Hospital thanks to the generous financial assistance of the India-UN partnership fund and the support of the UNOSSC and UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. […]
18/09/2020
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Ambassador Yabou hails India government for support

The Gambia’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has hailed the Indian government and its people for continuously demonstrating strong commitment to the South-South Cooperation by providing critical funding to projects for countries in the global South. Lang […]
18/08/2020

India Fund: Barbuda’s Lone Hospital Fully Rehabilitated and Equipped to Support the Community

Barbudans once again have access to enhanced healthcare services after a fully equipped and rehabilitated Hannah Thomas Hospital was handed over to the Barbuda Council today. Under the leadership of the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, the project, funded by […]
04/08/2020

India Contributes $15.5 Million to India-UN Development Partnership Fund Managed by UNOSSC

New York, 3 August 2020 The call for solidarity among countries of the South has found a magnified echo in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As developing countries across the world struggle to prevent their achievements in public health, […]
21/07/2020
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India-UN Fund: Improving Healthcare Services Across Palau

The government of Palau and UNOPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to improve the quality, availability and access to primary healthcare services through resilient infrastructure. A $1.5 million grant from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund (India-UN Fund) […]
09/07/2020

India-UN Development Partnership Fund is Responding to COVID-19 through South-South Cooperation

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by UNOSSC, is working rapidly to support projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects are supplying medical equipment, and will be building healthcare capacities, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing transformative recovery. The India-UN Development Partnership […]
09/07/2020

India-UN Partnership Fund provides 5 ventilators to Government of Antigua & Barbuda

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment now has five ventilators to better equip the specially designed infectious disease and isolation centre, which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one part of an India-UN Partnership […]
30/05/2020

Mapping of Youth Employment Interventions in Saint Lucia

INTRODUCTION PURPOSE The research project was designed to provide the ILO with a detailed mapping of ongoing youth employment interventions in Saint Lucia, along with a preliminary evaluation of the gaps encountered. This information will be instrumental to design a […]
29/04/2020

India-UN Development Partnership Fund Building Pandemic Responses through South-South Collaboration

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by UNOSSC, is working rapidly to support projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects are supplying medical equipment, and will be building healthcare capacities, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing transformative recovery. Specifically, in Antigua and […]