Guidelines, Manuals and Self- Assessment Tools
 

 

 

 

 
Public infrastructure assets are the foundation of national and local economies. They provide essential services to our citizens yet they are often mismanaged. This Handbook provides local and national governments with a set of practical tools to improve infrastructure asset management. This includes guidance on how to adapt these tools to the socioeconomic and environmental challenges of our time.
2021 | Handbook | Governance and Public Institutions | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/FFSDO and UNCDF

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The Guide on Lessons for Open Government Data (OGD) Action Planning for Sustainable Development contains hands-on and easy-to-use information of particular relevance to the work of government policy-makers and technology experts that wish to understand what OGD is; why governments could use OGD as a tool for supporting transparent, accountable and participatory governance for sustainable development; and how to assess, plan, implement and evaluate successful OGD initiatives and programmes.
March 2020 | Guideline | Participation and Accountability | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG
 
This tool is an adaptation of the CD Self-Assessment on Principles and Strategies for Effective Governance.  This Survey is not an evaluation.  The results are used internally by countries and are not made public.  The Survey helps gather information on steps taken by the ministries/departments and relevant organizations in SIDS to adapt the SDGs to national contexts, develop policies and action plans, mobilize and adapt their institutions, engage civil society, private sector, scientific community and people, as well as establish the framework for reviewing progress in the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway and the SDGs, in line with the national priorities.
January 2020 | Self - Assessment Tool | Innovation and Service Delivery | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG and UN DESA/DSDG
The UN DESA Competency Framework of Public Servants to Implement the SDGs are designed to advance achievement of all 17 Goals and 169 Targets of the 2030 Agenda. The competencies are based upon the key principles of the 2030 Agenda, which include transformation, integration, leaving no one behind and universality. These principles serve to guide public service values, mindsets, and competencies for strengthened performance measurement of civil service. 
2020 | Self - Assessment Tool | Leadership and Public Servant’s Capacities | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG
 
E-Handbook on SDG Framework and Metadata provide Up- to-date information on the Sustainable Development indicators, their Tier category and the official metadata as per custodian agency.  The E-Handbook is a resourceful tool that includes, where available, background information, country examples, and other resources to provide in-depth knowledge to data producers and users to improve collection, compilation and analysis.
2020 | Self-Assessment Tool | Participatory and Accountability | English | Middle East
Contributed by ESCWA
 
CAF is a Quality Management self-assessment instrument which can relatively easily and in a fast manner, determine strengths, setting a basis for further institutional improvement. That is why it is a perfect diagnostic tool suitable as a quality assessment system for any type of public administration institution or its selected departments, regardless of EU, national, regional or local level.
2020 | Self - Assessment Tool | Governance and Public Institutions | English | Europe and Central Asia
Contributed by ReSPA
 
The Survey will help gather information on steps taken by countries to adapt the SDGs to national contexts, develop policies and action plans, mobilize and adapt their institutions, engage civil society, private sector, scientific community, and people, as well as establish the framework for reviewing progress in the implementation of the SDGs. 
August 2019 | Self - Assessment Tool | Governance and Public Institutions | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG
 
UN DESA/DPIDG shared a survey with 23 national schools in the Asia-Pacific region in April 2018 to develop a baseline and map where the region is on training public administration for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Similar mappings and baseline research DPIDG also undertaken in Africa and Latin America as regional networks are developed for this new global initiative. Data was collected to compare good practices and lessons learned, while shaping greater knowledge exchange in the region and strengthening public administration institutions to achieve the SDGs. 
22 October 2018 | Self - Assessment Tool | Governance and Public Institutions | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG/UNPOG
 
The main objective of the Capacity Needs Assessment is to assess public institutions’ capacity needs and priorities in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 47 Member States in Asia and the Pacific and Eastern Africa with focus on three group of countries: Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs)/Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Low- and Middle-Income Countries (MICs). This exercise helps identify institutional capacity gaps, challenges and capacity needs in developing countries for achieving the 2030 Agenda and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
May 2017 | Self - Assessment Tool | Governance and Public Institutions | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG/UNPOG
 
The OGD Readiness Assessment was created to assist Governments in assessing how prepared a country is to the adoption and implementation of an OGD initiative. Specifically, the assessment helps governments to identify specific areas for improvements and potential niches for the initial start up of OGD initiatives. Based on key factors the assessment can assist governments in adjusting their respective plans to consolidate strengths and address weaknesses.
Self - Assessment Tool | Participation and Accountability | English | Global
Contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG