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The UN Viet Nam SDG Fund is established as an independent pooled fund mechanism to mobilize and allocate new resources by donors to support the unfunded portions of the OSP 2017-2021 and new initiatives responding to emerging needs of SDGs implementation. The UN Viet Nam SDG Fund is informed by UNDS Reform (including the Joint SDG Fund), international agreements on financing for development, as well as previous experiences in Viet Nam resulting from Delivering as One, including One Plan Funds.

Assistance Strategy

The overarching Theory of Change of the UN Viet Nam SDG Fund, in line with the OSP’s Theory of Change, proposes that joint actions by UN agencies for integrated policy and SDG financing, which are built on the three principles of inclusion, equity and sustainability, will produce systematic change toward achieving national development prioritized goals and the SDGs.

Moreover, UN Viet Nam SDG Fund is also consistent with the Joint SDG Fund, which proposes that enabling country-led SDG action for integrated policy and SDG financing will produce systemic change towards the accelerated achievement of the SDGs.

The Viet Nam UN SDG Fund builds on the priority areas of development under the OSP 2017-2021 as agreed between the Government of Viet Nam and UNCT in Viet Nam as follows:

  • Investing in People
  • Ensuring Climate Resilience & Environmental Sustainability
  • Fostering Prosperity & Partnership
  • Promoting Justice, Peace & Inclusive Governance

The four priority areas not only align to the SDGs but also to the Viet Nam SDGs (VSDGs). Besides, five critical cross-cutting issues identified in the Common Country Assessment, namely human rights, gender equality, public participation, data for development and partnership, and innovation are upheld and incorporated throughout the implementation process. In line with the recently adopted UN data standard on SDGs[1], joint programmes funded through the UN Viet Nam SDG Fund are to be linked to at least one and possibly up to ten SDG targets.



The Joint UN-Government Steering Committee for Delivering as One Initiative (JSC), which is co-chaired by the Vice Minister of Planning and Investment and UNRC, acts as the country-level governing body for the Fund, providing strategic directions, general oversight and approving allocation criteria;

The UNRC leads and coordinates the overall management of the Fund in consultation with PUNOs through UNCT, consistently with JSC’s strategic guidance; engages in joint resource mobilization; chairs allocations discussions, including the programme coordination support allocation.

The UNCT develops resource mobilisation strategies;  submits the allocation criteria/prioritisation of the fund to the JSC; makes funding allocation recommendations; and conducts annual reviews and other M&E activities to strengthen the utilization and management of the fund.

Each PUNO assumes full programmatic and financial accountability for the funds disbursed to it by the AA through a separate ledger account, in accordance with its own regulations, rules, directives and procedures. Indirect costs recovered through programme support costs will not exceed 7%. 

MPTF Office, as AA of the Fund, is responsible for setting up and maintaining the Fund account; concludes Standard Administrative Arrangements with Donors and the MOU with PUNOs; receives, administers and manages Donors’ contributions; disburses funds to PUNOs based on approved AWPs/OSP; and provides consolidated financial reports to UNRC for onward submission to the donors.

Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) supports to the strategic leadership role of the UNRC in all designated tasks i.e. strategic analysis of resource requirements, funding gaps, resource mobilization efforts, consolidation of progress and lessons learned, including annual One UN Results report.



The JSC approves the allocation criteria or prioritisation of the fund submitted by the UNCT based on OSP programmatic priorities and recommendations for annual reviews. The UNCT recommends funding allocations in line with approved allocation criteria set forth by the JSC. The UNRC chairs the PUNOs discussions related to allocations; makes funding allocation decisions with agreement of PUNOs through the UNCT; supports the resolution of disputes that may arise on allocation, utilization and management of funds from the UN Viet Nam SDG Fund (with documented process and rationale for these decisions).

All PUNOs that have signed the OSP 2017-2021 and MOU are eligible to receive funds under the UN Viet Nam SDG Fund given that it contributes towards the achievement of result areas/ priority activities as identified in the OSP Results Framework and that the agency has the specific mandate and required capacity.

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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 252,920  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 2,388  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   255,308
Transferred to Participating Organizations 0  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 2,529  
Direct Cost 252,776  
Bank Charges 3  
Total use of funds   255,308
Balance with Administrative Agent   -0
As a percentage of deposits   - 0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 252,776  
Total resources   252,776
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 142,460  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     142,460
Balance with Participating Organizations   110,316
As a percentage of transfers   43.6%
Total Balance of Funds   110,316
As a percentage of deposits   43.6%
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For Programmatic Issues

United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, Green One UN House, 304 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Viet Nam; Telephone: +84 24 3850 0100; Fax: +84 24 3726 5520;


  • Kamal Malhotra, Resident Coordinator, E-mail:
  • Tran Thi Minh Tien, Resident Coordination Office, E-mail:


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;  

  • Ms Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator, E-mail:  
  • Ms Mari Matsumoto, Senior Portfolio Manager, Telephone: +1 212 906 5735; E-mail: 
  • Ms Louise Moretta, Chief of Finance, Telephone: +1 212 906 5667; E-mail:
  • Ms. Graciana Argiro, Portfolio Associate, Telephone: E-mail:
  • Ms Anita Bansi, Operation Associate (Finance), Telephone: +1 212 906 5529; E-mail:
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