“Shifts in Public Administration Reforms for Achieving the SDGs: Imperatives and Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic”
Joint Virtual Workshop with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
28 October 2021, 11:30 PM - 29 October 12:40 AM, New York Time
The purpose of the webinar is to raise participants’ awareness regarding risks and challenges imposed by the pandemic on the public institutions and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda to achieve the SDGs. Specifically, these include emerging challenges to transparency and accountability, access to information and eroding safeguards, equity and continuity in service delivery, respect to diversity and human rights, integrity violations, fraud and corruption and restrictions to participation, as well as the critical role of the institutions which provide the resilient responses to the crises.
Participants will learn that enhancing the capacity to respond to future crises situation combine designing and planning with determined implementation of robust governance strategies. This, in several countries, requires administrative reform. In this connection, an attempt will be made to engage participants in discussing the important question: Will there be a new norm as we exit from the crisis; if yes, what will the new norm be in terms of public sector governance and administration?