October 12, 2022

The year 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the India-UN Partnership Development Fund, a landmark moment to reflect on how the vision for South-South collaboration ingrained in the ambition and design of the Fund gained reach across the Global South and became transformational for partnering countries and communities.

The Fund not only made progress in achieving its bold agenda, meaningfully contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by and in support of developing countries, but it also rose to the occasion in the face of new and intensifying challenges: a pandemic lasting over two years; the enormous socioeconomic aftermath of lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions; a rapidly worsening climate crisis; and increased frequency of extreme weather events resulting in much devastation.

This year-in-review publication reports on the Fund’s progress and provides an edited compilation of the human-interest stories that were published in the India-UN Fund quarterly newsletter. Those articles feature the people-centred, grass-roots, direct impact of the Fund activities, showing how the partners and projects supported by the Fund faced those challenges with ingenuity, determination, and solidarity.