The Journal for Public Sector Economics is calling for papers for the thematic issue on "Challenges of effective governance for sustainable development at subnational government levels". The editors welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions analyzing the challenges and policy options faced by subnational governments committed to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some key issues to be addressed include: How have subnational governments in countries around the world changed and adapted? What policy and implementation challenges have they faced? Which measures have they implemented? How? What are the policy implications and lessons learned? The manuscript deadline is 15 February 2022. More information is available here.
New Policy Briefs contributed by UN DESA/DPIDG are now available in the UN DESA Policy Brief series. For more information, kindly click on the photo/title.
UN DESA/DPIDG in collaboration with EAPD, UN ECA and UNDP will hold a virtual webinar on capacity development to strengthen institutional and policy coherence in the areas of climate, land, energy and water systems (CLEWS) in Namibia to transition from sectoral to integrated policy making. This webinar is targeted at the level of the policy makers and the technical analysts who will develop the model. It will take place on 8 December 2021 from 8 to 11:40 AM (NY Time) / 2 to 5:40pm Cameroon time. For more information, please click on the photo/title.
The 2020-2021 Report of Capacity Development Workshops and Pilot Testing of the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Toolkits was prepared by the UN DESA / DPIDG and UNPOG. The Report contains key information about the 36 webinars conducted in 2020-2021 to pilot test the Curriculum's toolkits. The curriculum on Governance for the SDGs is a comprehensive set of Training of Trainers Capacity Development Toolkits developed by DPIDG, UN DESA. To read more, click on the report.
The Curriculum is a comprehensive set of Training of Trainers Capacity Development Toolkits, which contain ready-to-use and customizable training material on key governance dimensions needed to advance the implementation of the SDGs. The Curriculum can be accessed here
This G-5 position is located in the Digital Government Branch in the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The Staff Assistant reports to the Chief of Branch. DPIDG focuses on supporting countries in improving effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels for internationally agreed development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information, click here.
The publication is intended as a companion document to the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals and its Toolkit on Changing Mindsets in Public Institutions to Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, developed by UN DESA/DPIDG. The publication aims to support countries in building their capacities to realize Agenda 2030. It does so by providing key recommendations on how to promote public servants’ mindsets, competencies, and behaviors to foster effectiveness, accountability, and inclusiveness in the public sector. Access the Report and Toolkit.
The handbook is developed based on the Toolkit and is intended to be used by local and national governments in training and capacity development workshops related to Risk-informed Governance and Innovative Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. The handbook aims to build national capacities to spearhead innovations and utilize Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and key frontier technologies in government in order to drive DRR and resilience. Access the Handbook and Toolkit.
Strong and effective institutions are paramount to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is well recognized in the Agenda itself. However, five years after the start of the implementation of the Agenda, governance issues remain at the forefront. The 2021 edition of the World Public Sector Report, published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), looks in detail at changes in national institutional arrangements for implementing the SDGs since 2015, and examines selected aspects of their effectiveness. Read more