Accelerate Sustainable Development
with the Joint Investment Mechanism
UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Partnership: Accelerating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals with the Joint Investment Mechanism (JIM)
The SDGs need a boost
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was launched in 2015 to end poverty and set the world on a path of peace, prosperity and opportunity for all on a healthy planet. To date, global efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have fallen short of delivering the change we need. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health, economic and social crisis that has pushed millions back into extreme poverty and threatens to reverse decades of progress.
Meet the JIM
The Joint Investment Mechanism (JIM) is a new, results-driven funding model established by UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate progress towards the SDGs. Launched in 2021, the JIM's first phase is set up to run through 2025. The $50 million fund is seeking partners and philanthropists interested in exploring cutting-edge approaches to building more resilient global health systems.