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Workshop on "Budgeting for the SDGs. Progress in budget reforms, monitoring and accountability"
Start Date/Time:
Friday, May 26, 2017
End Date/Time:
Friday, May 26, 2017
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
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By Invitation
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Description:
Workshop on “Budgeting for the SDGs. Progress in budget reforms, monitoring and accountability for the SDGs”

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Public Administration and Development Management (UNDESA/DPADM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Budget Partnership (IBP) jointly organised a workshop on “Budgeting for the SDGs. Progress in budget reforms, monitoring and accountability for the SDGs” on 26 May 2017 in New York. The workshop followed the Financing for Development Forum, it aimed to foster policy coherence by anchoring the SDGs in budgets, share good practices of SDG budgeting, monitoring and reporting, and develop practical approaches for effective and accountable spending, monitoring and reporting on the SDGs. Stakeholders (including senior representatives from Ministries of Finance, Supreme Audit Institutions, Parliaments, civil society organizations, UN entities and development partners) engaged in SDG budgeting, monitoring and reporting, shared good practices and discussed how to develop practical, collaborative actions to support governments in fulfilling their commitments to sustainable development. Discussions focused on the alignment of SDG policies and budgets, how SDG-related public spending can be monitored and reported on, and how accountability actors can play a stronger role in ensuring that public resources are used more effectively.  The collaborative solutions developed at the meeting will inform national and international SDG processes, including country practices and programs, and the UN High-Level Political Forum.

 

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