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Committee of Experts on Public Administration

UN DESA's work is supported by a growing series of strategy guidance notes on the many facets of effective governance for sustainable development which embody the knowledge and experience of hundreds of committed expert practitioners and academics from around the world. UN DESA gratefully acknowledges their very generous contribution of time and effort to thinking deeply about how to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels and deliver on the shared vision for people and planet embodied in the 2030 Agenda.

 

In reading these strategy guidance notes, individuals in government ministries and agencies who are less familiar with a topic will be able to understand the fundamentals. Those who have taken initial steps with limited follow-through or impact will be able to identify how to adjust elements of their practice to achieve better results and to better embed and institutionalize the strategy in their organizations. Finally, those who are more advanced will be able to recognize the practices which contribute to its success.

Technical guidance for government officials
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CEPA strategy guidance note on strategic planning and foresight

 

Cat Tully   Lead author: Cat Tully, Founder and Managing Director, School of International Futures
 
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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on regulatory impact assessment
Claudio Radaelli

Lead author: Claudio Radaelli, Professor of Comparative Public Policy, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on promotion of coherent policymaking
Mans Nilsson

Lead author: Måns Nilsson, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on strengthening of national statistical systems
Lisa Grace               

Lead author: Lisa Grace Bersales, Professor and Vice President for Planning and Finance, University of the Philippines

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on monitoring and evaluation systems
Dorothy Lucks

Lead author: Dorothy Lucks, Executive Director, SDF Global Pty Ltd and Co-Chair, EVALSDGs

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on science-policy interface
Kristiann Allen

Lead author: Kristiann Allen, Executive Secretary, International Network for Government Science Advice

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on risk management frameworks
Rolf Alter

Lead author: Rolf Alter, Senior Fellow, Hertie School of Governance

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on data sharing
Martin Romitti

Lead author: Martin Romitti, Director, LMI Institute and Senior Vice President, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

 

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Transparency

 

Document CEPA strategy guidance note on fiscal and budget transparency
Martin Romitti

Lead author: Raquel Ferreira, Senior Technical Advisor, Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT)

 


Lead author: Aranzazu Guillan Montero, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, UN DESA 

 

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Leaving no one behind

 

Document CEPA strategy guidance note on promotion of social equity
Martin Romitti

Lead author: Kate Bird, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network and Overseas Development Institute

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on data disaggregation (forthcoming) 
Document CEPA strategy guidance note on systematic follow-up and review

Non-discrimination

 

Document CEPA strategy guidance note on promotion of public sector workforce diversity (draft)

Participation

 

Document CEPA strategy guidance note on participatory budgeting
Martin Romitti

Lead author: Giovanni Allegretti, Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra University

 

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Subsidiarity

 

Document CEPA strategy guidance note on fiscal federalism (forthcoming)
Document CEPA strategy guidance note on strengthening urban governance (forthcoming)
Document CEPA strategy guidance note on strengthening municipal finance and local finance systems (forthcoming)
Document CEPA strategy guidance note on enhancement of local capacity for prevention, adaptation and mitigation of external shocks (forthcoming)
Document CEPA strategy guidance note on multilevel governance (forthcoming)

Intergenerational equity

 

Document CEPA strategy guidance note on impact assessment for sustainable development
Martin Romitti

Lead author: Richard K. Morgan, Emeritus Professor, University of Otago

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on long-term public debt management
Jose Maurel

Lead author: José Maurel, Founder, Public Debt Management Practice and former Director, Special Advisory Services Division, Commonwealth Secretariat

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on long-term territotial planning and spatial development
Jose Maurel

Lead author: Frank J. D'hondt, Director, Territorial Capital Institute and Secretary-General, International Society of City and Regional Planners

 

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Document CEPA strategy guidance note on ecosystem management
Jose Maurel

Lead author: Geoffrey Garver, Researcher, McGill University

 

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