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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.

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 allows UNICEF to allocate funds in real time, increase impact, and scale up successes. As COVID recovery programs are developed, the JIM helps UNICEF to adapt and respond.

The JIM in action

UNICEF has launched the JIM in three nations that show a combination of need and progress: Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Kenya. 

Let's team up

Join two of the most effective global organizations as they begin this important new approach to rebuild and achieve the SDGs. Join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF to fund the JIM, and your dollars will have triple the impact.