Gestion des connaissances

Welcome to the Knowledge Management (KM) Platform!


The MDG-F's Knowledge Management platform serves to collect, disseminate and permanently preserve the Fund's intellectual output in digital form. By extending access to our data and analyses, the MDG-F aimed to provide development practitioners, knowledge management specialists and policy makers with insight that will improve the impact of development programs across the globe.

Accelerating Progress toward the Millennium Development Goals

The MDG-F Secretariat, based in the UNDP Headquarters in New York, was responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the Joint Programmes it funded as well as for the management of the knowledge gained from its work. To this end, in addition to incorporating Knowledge Management (KM) into the joint programmes’ management and learning cycle, the MDG-F formed KM partnerships with a number of UN agencies and academic institutions. The purpose of these alliances was to analyze the MDG-F programmes’ good practices and lessons learned and to promote South-South cooperation by facilitating the exchange of experiences between countries. These partnerships were instrumental in allowing the MDG-F to contribute its knowledge and innovation to the international development arena by leveraging the expertise, networks and convening power of its partners. This expanded the impact of the work of the MDG-F beyond its direct area of influence, thus contributing not only to improvements in future policy and development initiatives, but also to international debates such as the thematic consultations on the post-2015 development agenda. In the table below you can find a list of initiatives supported through partnerships with various institutions.

The MDG-F promoted the use of a multi-sectoral approach to achieving the MDGs. As many of the post-2015 thematic consultations highlighted, the MDGs cannot be tackled in silos, rather, they require an integrated and holistic approach that avoids competition between goals. Within the UN system, joint programming offers a unique opportunity to do just this. It allows each agency to contribute expertise and added value in a way that fosters coordination among UN agencies and between the UN and national governments. Such coordination can help increase the efficiency of UN interventions by avoiding duplication of activities. It can also increase policy and aid effectiveness, thereby creating better conditions for long-term sustainability. The experience of the MDG-F in applying a multi-sectoral approach through joint programmes has been analyzed in depth and can be found in several of the publications you will find in our online library. For a general overview of the challenges and opportunities of this approach, please read our discussion paper on From Global Agenda to National Action Intersectoriality, national ownership and “One UN.”

In addition to working on knowledge management through our partnerships, the MDG-F Secretariat also worked directly to promote the analysis of lessons learned, the exchange of experiences between countries and the development of a knowledge reservoir both on the joint programmes model and on sectorial issues. Click for a detailed description of the activities carried out directly by the Secretariat’s New York-based team.

KM Initiatives by Theme


Summary List of Knowledge management Partnerships

Summary of Knowledge Management Initiatives Partner
KM Strategy on Children, Food Security, and Nutrition UNICEF
Facilitate knowledge generation from 24 joint programming experiences, including the development of cross-cutting papers on working multi-sectorally in nutrition, measuring political commitment for nutrition, and examining agriculture-nutrition linkages in joint programming Budget: $750,000
Date: 03.10.10- 15.09.2013
Development of an equity-focused investment case for the multi-sectorial Nutrition Action Plan (2012-2016) in Mauritania” REACH Programme (FAO, WHO, UNICEF and WFP)
Committed to meeting the nutrition needs of the world’s most vulnerable children and women, through evidence-based analysis and innovative programming that builds government institutional capacity, strengthens policy planning skills and prioritizes scarce resources $153,830
“Strengthening knowledge management in programmes fighting malnutrition in Latin America” PAHO- Panamerican Alliance for Nutrition
Strengthened capacities of teams working on malnutrition with a focus on using a multi-sectorial approach for nutrition $298,660
KM Strategy on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (CPPB) UNDP – BCPR
Enhance Interagency Programme planning and implementation and contribute more widely to knowledge-sharing about effective CPPB programming $750,000
KM Strategy on Democratic Economic Governance UNDP Water Governance Programme at SIWI
Ensure that knowledge and innovations from the Fund’s Interagency Programmes are properly documented, analyzed and widely disseminated for uptake and replication $750,000
SIWI - “Towards Trans-cultural Transparency: Exploring the Interface between Modern and Traditional Institutions in Sanitation and Water Supply” UNDP Water Governance Programme at SIWI
Helped overcome socio-cultural clashes between communities, service providers, development cooperation actors and local authorities, and the resulting ineffectiveness of the sanitation and water supply systems in selected indigenous areas $320,000
KM Strategy on Culture & Development UNESCO
Systematically collect data and knowledge generated across the 18 Interagency Programmes, and ultimately codify and analyze them in view of future programming exercises. $750,000
Culture and Development “Learning from practical experiences in the systematization of culture and development” University of Girona
Systematized knowledge, lessons learned and used these to develop models for programme development and implementation $298,660
KM Strategy on Development and the Private Sector UNIDO
Improve institutional readiness for delivering policy advice, institutional capacity-building and pilot projects, particularly at the country level $750,000
KM Strategy on Environment and Climate Change UNEP
Provide information and expert support in high-priority areas of priority and identifying, documenting and disseminating success stories and lessons learned from the MDG-F Interagency Programs and implementation processes $750,000
KM Strategy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment UNDP – BDP Gender Unit
Promote knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned in and between the 13 MDG-F Gender Interagency Programs and ensure that insight gained from pilot experiences feeds into the global knowledge base, to inform future policy and promote the achievement of MDG-3 $750,000
KM Strategy on Gender as a Cross-cutting Issue UN Women
Discover measures that will address gaps and inadequacies in implementation, especially in terms of analytical work, planning, reporting systems, mechanisms for accountability, resources and support structures $500,000
GENERA – “Innovation, Knowledge and Gender Equality in Latin America” UNDP – Gender Team Regional Service Center for Latin America and the Caribbean
Helped position gender equality as a priority issue in national and regional public agenda in the framework of the implementation of the Brasilia Consensus $320,000
KM Strategy on Youth, Employment, and Migration ILO
Collect and disseminate data generated by the Interagency Programs; undertake research and studies on topics of common interest to the Interagency Programs, and organize thematic and global workshops to share experience, across the participating UN agencies and national partners $750,000
FIMI – “Monitoring MDGs through an indigenous peoples’ perspective” International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF-FIMI)
Increased indigenous peoples’ participation in MDGs monitoring processes through the systematization of the MDG-F programmes, the identification of best practices and lessons learned $296,500