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The Rwanda Sustainable Development Fund (Rwanda SDF 2018 to 2023) is a common fund mechanism to mobilize and allocate additional resources at the country level in a simplified, coherent manner to fund joint initiatives under the UNDAP II. It is one of the proposed vehicles for new resources pooled by donors to support the unfunded portions of the UNDAP II. Therefore, the Rwanda SDF 2018 to 2023 aims at facilitating the achievement of the UNDAP II outcomes.

The UNDAP II is fully aligned to the national priorities set by Rwanda. The six UNDAP’s outcomes are fully aligned to the strategic priorities in the development and humanitarian areas reflected in the Rwanda National Transformation Strategy 1 (NST 1) (Economic Transformation – Social Transformation and Transformational Governance)

The Rwanda SDF 2018-2023 operates under the overall guidance of the One UN Steering Committee (ONE UNSC) Chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and the UN Resident Coordinator.

The mechanism is subscribed to by all members of the UN Country team (hereafter referred to as the Participating UN Organisations).  All Participating UN Organisations that have signed the MoU are eligible to receive funds under the Rwanda SDF 2018-2023.

Implementing Partners such as NGOs involved in the UNDAP II will have access to Rwanda SDF 2018 to 2023 through the Participating UN Organizations. The Participating UN Organisations will utilise their standard NGO cooperation modalities for this purpose and charge the corresponding direct and indirect costs to the Rwanda SDF 2018 to 2023 on the basis of its financial regulations and rules.


Assistance Strategy

he SDF 2018 to 2023 is anchored in theory of change that supports the UNDAP II. The UNDAP II focuses on supporting Rwanda strong potential for inclusive socio-economic development while addressing gaps, surmounting challenges and fostering greater social justice. By 2023, it envisions that the country will be firmly on the path towards achieving the SDGs.

UNDAP’s six key outcomes reflect a range of priority development and humanitarian areas aligned to the Rwanda National Transformation Strategy 1 (NST 1) with strategic potential areas in which the UN can work with government of Rwanda alongside other jointly identified key partners, in support of sustainable development.


Planned results are national and sub national in scope at the outcome level, in order to capture prominent trends and priority areas across the country. At the output level, the UNDAP II will respond to specific national priorities, which will be articulated in separate Joint Work Plans and Joint Programmes. These will be complemented by individual UN agency programming, aligned with the UNDAP II. Essentially, the UNDAP II's outcomes and their expected results serve as a framework for taking stock of the progress, and the effectiveness of collaborative work carried out by the UN and the Government of Rwanda.


Moreover, a number of cross-cutting issues underpin the UNDAP II. These include the United Nations’ key normative programming principles (Leave No One Behind; Human Rights, Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment; Sustainability & Resilience; and Accountability), alongside key issues of relevance for Rwanda – such as gender, human rights, youth/ adolescents, population trends, migrations, and data.



The SDF 2018 to 2023 shall be administered by UNDP through its Multi- Partner Trust Fund Office, as Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Participating UN Organisations and the Resident Coordinator as agreed with the Government. UNDP will administer the fund in accordance with its Regulations and Rules, and a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Participating Organizations and the MPTF Office. 


 Decision-Making Process

The Rwanda SDF 2018-2023 will operate under the overall guidance of the One UN Steering Committee (UNSC) which leads the UNDAP II implementation.


The One UN Steering Committee will discuss the MDTF requirements and priorities concerning, inter alia:

-Programme/project management, including consistent and common approaches to programme/project costing, cost recovery, implementation modalities, results-based reporting and impact assessment,

-Information management including appropriate MDTF and MDTF donor visibility;


The UNSC has delegated the responsibility of allocating funds from the SDF to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UN Country Team (UNCT). Operational decisions on the Rwanda SDF 2018-2023 have been delegated to the UNCT, under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator. Consequently, the RC and UNCT report back to the ONE UN SC.

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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 8,919,183  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 10,764  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   8,929,947
Transferred to Participating Organizations 8,532,195  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 89,192  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 71  
Total use of funds   8,621,457
Balance with Administrative Agent   308,490
As a percentage of deposits   3.5%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 8,532,195  
Total resources   8,532,195
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 3,944,546  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     3,944,546
Balance with Participating Organizations   4,587,648
As a percentage of transfers   53.8%
Total Balance of Funds   4,896,138
As a percentage of deposits   54.9%
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For Policy and Programme Issues

United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, Avenue de l'Armée 12, P.O Box: 445, Kigali - Rwanda; Telephone: +250 252 590 403
+250 252 590 403 ; Fax: +250 252 578 439; Website:

  • Mr. Fodé Ndiaye, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative; E-mail:
  • Ms Deborah Gribaudo, Coordination Associate; + 250 (0)252 590 480; Email:


For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

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