About MPTF OfficeWho we are
The United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office is the centre of expertise in pooled funding. Since 2004, we are the only United Nations entity dedicated to the design and administration of multi-stakeholder pooled financing instruments, supporting the launch of over 150 pooled funds across the entire humanitarian-development-peace spectrum.
In highlighting a new generation of SDG and humanitarian action partnerships, we have managed over 200 trust funds, received over $15 billion US dollars in deposits, and invested in programmes overseen by 46 participating United Nations organizations.
As the UN center of expertise on pooled financing, the MPTF Office is a system-wide asset hosted by UNDP. We support UN organizations and partners in making fast and efficient financing-to-operations progress: Two elements central to SDG achievement.
The only office dedicated to interagency pooled funds, we provide comprehensive administration tools and services throughout the cycle of a pooled fund. Whether it is in the planning, design, management, operational, or financial closure stage, innovation is at the core of all our operations. This way, we can keep up with the demands and opportunities linked to pooled funds according to context.
We fully align our work with the SDGs, 2030 Agenda, and United Nations system-wide reform with a broad portfolio of pooled financing instruments that address humanitarian, transition, development, and environmental challenges. Over the years, we have become a reliable partner to donors, United Nations organizations, national governments, NGOs, international finance institutions, and the private sector.
“The MPTF Office is [...] highly regarded by donors and participating organizations for its strong fund design and administration capability, ‘best practices’, [...] and the standards for other organizations providing administrative agent services. It is recognized [...] as the preferred choice for administrative agent.”
- Independent Evaluation on pooled funding
Supported by a diverse and professional team of financing, programme, policy, communication, and partnership professionals, we draw on their experience from the United Nations Development System, civil society, and private sector.
Thanks to its self-financed structure, the MPTF Office serves as an independent and fire walled provider of pooled financing for the United nations and its partners