Public administration - the cornerstone of government’s work, plays an essential and critical role in improving people’s lives. Reinventing public administration is a positive and necessary way forward. Without public administration modernization and transformation to adapt to today’s needs, realizing a better future for all will be impossible. Where capable administrations are lacking, governments are incapacitated; and where governments are incapacitated, sustainable development falls short.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has recognised that governments have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review, at the national, regional and global levels, in relation to the progress made in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and targets over the coming 15 years. This vision will guide the work of our division in carrying out our mission, i.e. to assist countries to foster effective, efficient, transparent, accountable and citizen-oriented public administration and services for sustainable development.