About usWhat we do

The MPTF Office provides an integrated service platform that, in addition to core administrative functions, provides complementary services like data analytics, research administration, and knowledge management.

Service platform


  • Fund design is about providing guidance at the initial stage of a fund and supporting the preparation of concept notes and terms of reference (ToRs). Considerations at the establishment stage include translating fund objectives and theory of change into a results matrix, and detailing financial viability, innovative sources of financing, and governance arrangements. A quality assurance mechanism is embedded in our design services, along with the negotiation and finalization of fund legal agreements and structures.

  • Fund administration is the receipt and deposit of financial contributions from donors, treasury and investment management, disbursement of funds, production of annual and certified financial reports, and the timely closure of projects and funds. A core component of MPTF Office services is managing Gateway and other specialized information communication technology systems that provide real-time financial data and programme information.

  • Secretariat support includes technical backing during the design, launch, and operationalization phases of new funds—all of which are critical for fund success. The MPTF Office offers guidance, tools, and templates to established secretariats and, for a few flagship initiatives, like Spotlight Initiative and the Joint SDG Fund, the MPTF Office hosts secretariats and management units.

  • Data and analytics on UN financing are in high demand and the MPTF Office provides data analytics on investments and analyses of available financing instruments. We also engage partners across the UN system, supporting common data standards to promote transparency and track pooled contributions.

  • Knowledge services cover R&D, analysis, management, and dissemination of best practices on United Nations pooled funding.