About the Public Service Innovation Hub


The Public Service Innovation Hub showcases the United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) Initiatives nominated over the years and how they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also showcases UNPSA Winners since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda by all countries in the United Nations in 2015. The UNPSA programme was established in 2003 to bolster the recognition of Public Service Day, designated 23 June by the General Assembly in its resolution 57/277, adopted 20 December 2002. The UNPSA aims to promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services by recognizing the creative achievements and contributions of public institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide in support of sustainable development.



UN Public Service Award Winners




UN Public Service Award initiatives and the SDGs







United Nations Public Service Initiatives by SDGs and their Targets


Click on each SDG tile for a list of UNPSA initiatives and how they link to the SDGs and their targets.


No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life below Water Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals About the SDGs


Analysis and Learning


DPIDG has worked with partners to analyse and distill lessons from UN Public Service Awards initiatives throughout the years to explore better ways of building effective, inclusive and accountable public institutions, delivering public services effectively and equitably and enhancing trust in government. Click here for more information on some of the research and comparative studies.



Quick Links