Readiness Assessment on Institutional Arrangements for Policy Coherence to Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- Self – Assessment Questionnaire
- About the Readiness Assessment
- Structure - Building Blocks
- Case Studies
- Related Information
Self – Assessment Questionnaire
It will be important that the respondent(s) who fill out the questionnaire, has/have the authority to make an assessment or judgement and/or involve other respondents who could complement the information in order to give an accurate picture of the reality on the ground. The respondent(s) is/ are asked to sign the form as evidence for the fact that the information provided is accurate and correct.
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About the Readiness Assessment
BackgroundThe 2030 Agenda emphasizes the need for integrated approaches to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, SDG target 17.14 calls on all countries to “enhance policy coherence for sustainable development” as a key means of implementation. The call for integrated solutions was reiterated during the first United Nations Summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, which took place in 2019. During that occasion, Heads of State and Government committed to strengthening institutions for more integrated solutions. In the UN Summit’s political declaration called “Gearing up for a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”, Member States committed to proactively develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels and ensure more responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making processes. Member States highlighted that they would “strive to equip domestic institutions to better address interlinkages, synergies and trade-offs between the Goals and targets through a whole-of-government approach that can bring about transformative change in governance and public policy and ensure policy coherence for sustainable development.” (para 27 (d))
To assist Member States in strengthening their institutions for more integrated solutions, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) – Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) – has developed a Readiness Assessment on Institutional arrangements for Policy Coherence. The assessment is based on UN DESA’s analytical work and the UN Environment Program’s draft methodology for Tier II Indicator 17.14.1. UN DESA/DPIDG is the custodian of the Program on Public Administration.
ObjectivesThe objective of this questionnaire is to gather information from UN Member States in preparation of case studies on policy coherence to be included in a UN capacity development training toolkit. The questionnaire is also aimed at supporting government agencies in assessing their institutional readiness to support policy coherence. It is meant to diagnose the extent to which the current public sector priorities and strategies, rules and regulations, processes and structures, competencies and the mindsets in government enable the implementation of integrated policies at central and local levels.
Structure - Building Blocks
- Building block 1 requires answers based on facts attesting the extent to which a political commitment for policy coherence has been institutionalized through legal and normative frameworks in support of the implementation of the national development agenda.
- Building block 2 requires answers based on facts regarding transformational leadership, human resources and changing mindsets for policy coherence.
- Building block 3 requires answers based on facts attesting the system thinking and policy linkages: integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development and systematic assessment of policy effects.
- Building block 4 requires answers based on facts related to organizational structures and processes for inter-ministerial coordination/ integration.
- Building block 5 requires answers about financing for policy coherence.
- Building block 6 requires answers based on facts regarding use of digital technology and data for policy coherence.
- Building block 7 requires answers based on facts regarding the coherence between national and local/regional level.
- Building block 8 lists questions related to stakeholders’ engagement in strengthening policy coherence.
- Building block 9 requires answers based on facts regarding monitoring, reporting and evaluation processes that support policy coherence.