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EGM on "Moving from commitments to results in building effective, accountable...
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
End Date/Time:
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Registration Type:
Open
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Description:

DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) will organize an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Moving from commitments to results in building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels” on 17-18 February, 2016, at UN Headquarters, New York. 

The meeting will bring together international experts to elicit expert views on how to move from commitments to results in building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. This subject is a reflection of the commitment of the international community to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including its Goal 16.

The main purpose of the meeting is to carry out an evidence-based assessment of the three priority issues, which are directly related to the Agenda and Goal 16, namely: (1) addressing gaps between principles and reality in building institutions at the local level; (2) assessing the risks of institutionalized corruption to implementation of the SDGs; and (3) reviewing the results of open government and its impact on transparency, accountability and public trust.

Insights from the meeting will feed into the work of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), especially, its fifteenth session, which will take place from 18-22 April, 2016.

 

Documents

 

Statements, Presentations and Submissions

 

Session 1: Setting the scene

  • Opening Remarks

Session 2: Gaps between principles and reality in building institutions at the local level

Session 3: Public sector corruption and the SDGs

  • Addressing normalization of corruption in the public sector (prepared by Jon Quah and presented by David Jones): Paper and Presentation
  • Corruption risks to SDG implementation (Elisabeth Ungar Bleier): Presentation

Session 4: Reviewing open government performance

  • Evaluation of open government results (Sandra Elena): Paper and Presentation
  • Balancing transparency, data protection and privacy (Teresa Scassa): Presentation

*The views expressed in these papers/presentations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations

 
 
 

 

Contact information
 
Substantive matters
Mr. Patrick Spearing, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer
UNDESA Division for Public Administration and Development Management
Telephone: +1 212 963-3352
Email: spearing@un.org
 
Ms. Ran Kim, Governance and Public Administration Officer
UNDESA Division for Public Administration and Development Management
Telephone: +1 212 963-2692
Email: kim3@un.org
 
Administrative matters
Ms. Stella Simpas, Programme Assistant
UNDESA Division for Public Administration and Development Management
Telephone: +1 212 963-3896

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