The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have signed a new action plan for 2020.
The plan will intensify their support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Europe, central Asia and Africa. It will focus on climate change and the energy transition, early recovery, post-natural disaster recovery and conflict prevention and will explore new areas of joint collaboration, including gender equality and migration.
"UNDP’s work with EIB exemplifies the development financing of the future,” said Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, the UNDP regional director for eastern Europe and central Asia. “From climate action to increased financing for fragile countries, the SDGs require unprecedented collaboration to create stable conditions, generate fiscal revenue and attract private investment,”
Markus Berndt, director for EIB Group Strategy, added, “No country or organization can turn the Sustainable Development Goals into r