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Fund Dates

  • Start Date: 13 September 2017
  • End Date: 31 December 2022

SDG Partnership Platform MPTF in Kenya- Key Documents

  • SDG Partnership Platform Multi-Partner Trust Fund - Terms of Reference
  • SDG Partnership Platform Multi-Partner Trust Fund - MOU

SDG Partnership Platform MPTF in Kenya - Reports

SDG Partnership Platform MPTF in Kenya– News

  • High level meeting on the Kenya SDG Partnership Platform: On September 17th, the Governments of Kenya, the Netherlands and the UN hosted a high-level lunch dialogue on accelerating access to primary care through public-private partnerships in order to progress towards Universal Health Coverage, and the attainment of SDG 3 and related targets in Kenya. Read full story




While Kenya made substantial progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), progress has been uneven across goals and within the country. Strides have been made in attaining universal primary education; reducing infant and child mortality and in the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, SDG progress must focus more on socio-economic equity of benefits in order to make sure that Kenya delivers on its SDG agenda leaving no-Kenyan-behind.

The Financing for Development Conference and its Addis Ababa Action Agenda provided a clear clarion call to ensure all stakeholders from diverse sectors including traditional and non-traditional donors (including private sector, philanthropy and civil society) are mobilized to converge on financing for SDG impacts.

The Agenda 2030 is an ambitious aspirations agenda requiring an estimated $4 trillion annually with a significant gap especially in developing countries and requires “business unusual” innovative partnership approaches to financing. This is further underscored in lower MIC countries such as Kenya which are increasing becoming more bankable and debt worthy and less grant worthy from an ODA perspective. This highlights the need to move from SDG Funding to Financing with the important need to reduce aid dependence and expand blended financing options across a range of partners including impact investors, venture and traditional philanthropy, social bonds and innovative equity offerings.

Facilitation of such financing partnerships would be a strategic role that the UN can play through innovative Platform structures that build wide stakeholder credibility in the framework of the UNDAF and aligned with the Agenda 2030 principles and structures.

Hence to optimize synergies, build on existing partnership platforms and facilitate scaling up of PPP flagship programs in Kenya, the UNRCO will initiate the establishment of the SDG Partnership Platform (the Platform) in partnership with the Government of Kenya, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and potentially other UN agencies and stakeholders to leverage and complement ongoing and planned investments by the National and County Governments.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be as much about the effectiveness of development co-operation as it will be about the scale and form that such co-operation takes. The Platform will take leadership on overarching facilitation, coordination and demonstration of how PPPs can effectively translate the SDGs into action on the ground and thereby guide and accelerate impact, maximize investments and optimize resources utilization.

The Platform will focus on four key strategies:

1.         Joint advocacy and policy dialogue to create an enabling environment that helps partnerships thrive.

2.         Identify and broker large scale PPPs that align with the SDG themes reflected in the Kenya UNDAF Strategic Result Areas, and drive shared value creation.

3.         Raise required investments for the PPPs under 2 above, through optimizing blended financing instruments and redirection of capital flows towards SDG implementation, engaging a wide range of stakeholders from public and private sector.

4.         Facilitate monitoring and evaluation, learning and research to inform best and promising policy and practice for SDG partnerships.

The Platform strategies will be implemented through a two-phased approach under which a common fact-base will be established for Platform members to jointly identify, design, plan, and implement bold transformative initiatives in pursuit of the Platform goals and objectives. The Platform will create diverse SDG accelerator windows through which it will pursuit its goal and objectives of which Primary Healthcare contributing to SDG 3 will be the first.

To support the work of the Platform, the SDG Partnership Platform Multi-Partner Trust Fund in Kenya (SDG PP MPTF) has been established as the main funding instrument for mobilizing donor resources. The Fund would bring together contributions from traditional and non-traditional donors, private sector, foundations and other sources to support the Platform, complementing other potential funding sources, including UN agency-based funding mechanisms.


Governance Structure

The governance arrangements of the MPTF will be aligned with and embedded in the SDG Partnership Platform architecture.

The UNDAF National Steering Committee is the overarching governance body that will take charge of the strategic guidance and general supervision of the Platform. Each Thematic Window will have a separate Thematic Steering Committee (TSC), as the relevant governance body that will oversee and drive the functions of that thematic window including identification and approval of projects. The TSC may constitute Working Groups or Sub-Committees as required to facilitate or conduct specific technical assignments related to the diagnostics, design, planning and implementation of the Platform initiatives in line with the SDG Platform goal, objectives and related work-plans.

The Secretariat is responsible for the operational functioning of the Platform and provides technical and administrative support to the Thematic SCs and is responsible for the processes relating to the approval cycle of projects, programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting as well as risk management reporting. The Secretariat will serve as the Fund Secretariat.

The Fund Board is the main governance body of the Fund, and is the decision-making authority responsible for approving the Fund's strategic guidelines and the global results framework making allocation decisions for the Projects approved by the Thematic Steering Committees.

The Fund is administered by the UNDP MPTF Office (, acting as the Administrative Agent. The MPTF Office is responsible for Fund design and set-up, the maintenance of the Fund account, the receipt of donor contributions and the disbursement of funds upon instructions from the Chair and provision of periodic consolidated reports.


How to Contribute

Contributions to the SDG Partnership Platform MPTF may be accepted from Member States, inter-governmental or nongovernmental organizations, businesses, foundations and individuals. In order to contribute to the Fund, the Standard Administrative Arrangement with the MPTF Office needs to be signed.   

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 2,140,658  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 11,351  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   2,152,009
Transferred to Participating Organizations 2,028,422  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 21,407  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 20  
Total use of funds   2,049,848
Balance with Administrative Agent   102,160
As a percentage of deposits   4.8%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 2,028,422  
Total resources   2,028,422
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 1,627,138  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     1,627,138
Balance with Participating Organizations   401,283
As a percentage of transfers   19.8%
Total Balance of Funds   503,443
As a percentage of deposits   23.5%
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For Policy and Programme issues

Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya

Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator, e-mail:

Mr. Per Knutsson, Head of UN Resident Coordinator Office, e-mail:

Mr. Arif Neky, Advisor, UN Strategic Partnerships, e-mail:

Mr. Ruben Vellenga, External Relations and Private Sector Partnerships, UNFPA, e-mail:

Ms. Sofia Chaichee, UN Coordination Specialist, email:

For Fund Administrative Agent issues

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office):

Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator, e-mail:

Ms. Eva Sáenz de Jubera, Fund Portfolio Manager, e-mail:; Telephone: +1 212-906-6594

Mr. Sean Chen, Portfolio Associate, e-mail:; Telephone: +1 212-906-6061

Ms. Louise Moretta, Chief of Finance, e-mail:; Telephone: +1 212-906-5667

Mr Ramon Gatchalian, Finance Associate, Email:; Telephone: +1 212-906-6882

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