What countries can participate?

The SDG-F has identified eligible countries to participate in the call for Joint Programme proposals (see table below). Each country may submit more than one joint programme proposal but, at this stage, the SDG-F expects to support a maximum of one programme per country. 

  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay and Peru
  • Arab States: occupied Palestinian territory
  • Africa:  Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Tanzania
  • Asia: Bangladesh, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and Viet Nam

Conceived as a laboratory mechanism for transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs, this list of eligible countries represents both lower and middle income countries from four different regions of the world. Some of these countries participated in the previous MDG-F with successful joint programmes, and are therefore familiar with the MDG-F approach. Others will be implementing the approach for the first time. The list of eligible countries could be enlarged in the future if additional resources are mobilized.