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Compendium of national institutional arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
In order to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many countries have been adapting their policy and institutional frameworks and are actively mobilizing all parts of government, parliaments, supreme audit institutions, as well as non-state actors. Based on the information provided by the 64 countries that presented voluntarily reviews of implementation of the SDGs at the high-level political forum at the UN in 2016 and 2017, the compendium of national institutional arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflects institutional approaches taken by countries facing different contexts and circumstances. The compendium aims to facilitate exchanges on institutional practices and lessons learned among governments and other stakeholders, thereby helping them to support the realization of the SDGs. The compendium is available here.
World Public Sector Report 2018
The World Public Sector Report 2018 (WPSR 2018) examines how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The report examines key challenges and opportunities for integrated approaches from the perspective of public administration, highlighting experiences from past decades both at the systemic and sectoral levels. It also examines how governments across the world have chosen to address existing interlinkages among the SDGs, and the implications of this for public administration and public institutions. The report thus aims to produce a comprehensive empirical analysis of policy integration for the SDGs at the national level, with a view to drawing lessons on how emerging initiatives aiming to enhance policy and institutional integration might lead to long-term success in achieving the SDGs, in different developmental and governance contexts. More information is available here.
Submission for 2018 UNPSA now closed
Guide on Lessons for Open Government Data Action Planning for Sustainable Development
The benefits of Open Government Data (OGD) and enhanced access to public information are very relevant in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) developed a “Guide on Lessons for Open Government Data Action Planning for Sustainable Development”. The guide compiles findings from the capacity development activities conducted by DESA/DPADM. The project raised awareness of OGD requirements and helped Bangladesh, Nepal, Panama and Uruguay in developing action plans for implementing OGD initiatives.The Guide can be accessed here.
Symposium on Governance for Implementing the Sustainable Development Commitments in Africa
Building Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions and Public Administration for Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Public Policies and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Latin America
African Association for Public Administration and Management 38th Capacity Development Roundtable Conference
Expert Group Meeting on Integrated Approaches to International Migrations
Expert Group Meeting on Integrating Sustainable Development and Peace in Post-conflict Situations: the Role of Public Institutions and Public Administration
DPADM organized an Expert Group Meeting on Integrating Sustainable Development and Peace in Post-conflict Situations on 25 October at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting examined innovative governance approaches to enhance recovery and state-building for sustainable peace and development both at the national and local levels. It informed the preparations of the World Public Sector Report 2017 through exchange of experiences among UN Agencies and experts on the role of public institutions and public administration to integrate sustainable development and peace in post-conflict situations. The meeting's agenda and other relevant information can be found here.
Nomination of CEPA members 2018 - 2021
SAI Leadership and Stakeholder Meeting - Audit of Preparedness for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
China Study Tour on Strengthening Capacities of Least Development Countries to Integrate SDGs into National Development Plans and Public Service Delivery
2017 United Nations Public Service Forum and Awards
UNDESA events at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017
24th UN/INTOSAI Symposium on Digitalization, Open Data and Data Mining
Workshop on “Budgeting for the SDGs. Progress in budget reforms, monitoring and accountability for the SDGs”
Expert Group Meeting on the Preparatory Process for the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018
CEPA 16 Discusses SDG Institutions, Leadership, Local Action
Informal Advisory Working Group for the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018
United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards
UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration
Equipping institutions for implementing Agenda 2030
Supporting participation and accountability
Mobilizing innovation and ICTs to realize the SDGs
Helping institution to mobilize partnerships for the SDGs
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