Tax for SDGs Initiative

The Tax for Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, or Tax for SDGs, supports developing countries in increasing domestic resource mobilization (DRM) and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the Initiative, taxation is considered both a tool for revenue collection and a policy instrument to encourage sustainable growth strategies and influence behaviour towards desired outcomes related to climate, nature, well-being, and governance.  

Tax for SDGs leverages UNDP’s role as an enabler, integrator and catalyst at the country level. It works to expand people’s choices for a fairer, sustainable future with planet and people in balance and achieve the vision of the world as set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Tax for SDGs Initiative is a part of UNDP’s Sustainable Finance Hub. Established in April 2019, the Sustainable Finance Hub offers a comprehensive package of methods and tools in support of the organization’s SDG Integration offer to enable governments, the private sector and international financial institutions to accelerate financing for the SDGs. At the national level, the Sustainable Finance Hub supports UNDP Country Offices in aligning public as well as private finance with the SDGs. Working with UNDP Regional Bureaus, the Sustainable Finance Hub promotes knowledge and technical/technology exchanges between countries through South-South partnerships and works to generate stronger regional integration on key financing-related topics.

About UNDP

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.

Learn more at undp.org.

The Tax for SDGs Initiative is supported by the Government of Finland and the Government of Norway.

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