United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework Guidance
05 March 2021
This document provides guidance to UN Country Teams (UNCTs) as they plan, finance, deliver and evaluate their support to countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), typically over a five-year cycle. The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (“Cooperation Framework”) is at the core of the cycle, co-designed and co-signed by the UN development system and the Government. In these guidelines, Cooperation Framework refers both to the document itself and more generally to the key steps and instruments that precede and follow its signature. The guidelines are sequenced to follow the normal steps in formulating a new Cooperation Framework.