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United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the United Nations flagship catalytic financing entity for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

UNCDF has a unique financial mandate within the UN system. It provides investment capital and technical support to both the public and the private sector. With its unique capital mandate and focus on the LDCs, UNCDF works to invest and catalyse capital to support these countries in achieving ​the sustainable growth and inclusiveness envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Doha Programme of Action for the least developed countries, 2022–2031.

UNCDF aims to strengthen financing mechanisms and systems to contribute to transformation pathways such as green economy, digitalization, urbanization, inclusive economies and gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Representatives in UN-Water

Rukan Manaz

Program Specialist