UNICEF USA Joint Investment Mechanism

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)

Introducing 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 toward the Sustainable Development Goals. It kicked off in 2021, and the first phase will run through 2025. With $50 million invested, the fund is seeking US-based philanthropists interested in cutting-edge approaches to building more resilient global health systems.

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. What’s worse, 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.

Aiming High. Faster.

The JIM aims to accelerate progress towards the SDG goals in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on each SDG below to learn more:

A New Approach

The world needs to get the SDGs on track, including rebuilding systems in the aftermath of the pandemic. It will take more than business as usual. It will take ground-level knowledge and prioritization. The JIM’s flexible funding allows UNICEF to allocate existing investments in real-time to increase impact, scale up successes across multiple existing programs and further reach underfunded areas. As COVID-19 recovery programs develop, the JIM helps UNICEF to adapt and respond by connecting programs already at work to maximize their impact, increase their synergies and leverage relationships with key stakeholders.