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UN/DESA Policy Brief #123: Sandboxing and Experimenting Digital Technologies for Sustainable Development

2021-12-3
English
Digital Government
Policy Brief
Global
Contributed by
UN DESA/DPIDG
From innovation hubs and policy experiments to regulatory sandboxes : Digital technologies carry a promise to fast track sustainable development by supporting innovative, forwarding-looking policies and digital government solutions. There are, however, numerous risks and complexities of frontier technologies that come along with those opportunities, as well as policy and regulatory challenges such as those related to inclusion, competition, privacy and security. To read more, click on the title/photo.

2020-2021 Report of Capacity Development Workshops and Pilot Testing of the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Toolkits

2021-11-23
English
Innovation and Service Delivery
Publication
Global
Contributed by
UN DESA/DPIDG
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 picture/title.

UN/DESA Policy Brief #117: Building the Capacities of Public Servants to Implement the 2030 Agenda

2021-10-8
English
Governance and Public Institutions
Policy Brief
Global
Contributed by
UN DESA/DPIDG
The 2030 Agenda recognizes that capacity in governments at all levels is critical to steer and support the transformations which it calls for. Thus, public servants at all levels of government need the capacity to successfully implement, follow up and review the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To read more, click on the title/photo.

Global Smart Cities 2021 - Smart Cities at the Epicenter of the Pandemic

2021-10-22
English
Governance and Public Institutions
Publication
Global
Contributed by
RCOCI
This report highlights the themes of "Smart Cities at The Epicenter of The Pandemic". It not only focuses on performance of global smart cities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but also adheres to the “Humanity, Technology and Sustainability” principle. Using the “5+1” evaluation model for global smart cities, which includes five quantitative indicators, namely smart infrastructure, smart economy, smart services, smart governance, and smart innovation, plus one qualitative indicator "smart reputation", the report shows that global smart cities can be divided into three levels: "leading", "advanced" and "following". Some excellent cases in global cities dealing with coronavirus are presented in the final chapter.

UN/DESA Policy Brief #116: A view of Changes in Institutional Arrangements for SDG Implementation at the National Level Since 2015

2021-10-1
English
Governance and Public Institutions
Policy Brief
Global
Contributed by
UN DESA/DPIDG
Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with one third of the implementation period of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals having elapsed, it is important to take stock of relevant institutional arrangements at the national level. Institutionalization of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs lays the foundation for their effective implementation. It also serves as an indicator of the degree to which the Agenda is prioritized and has buy-in from governments and other stakeholders. To read more, click on the title/photo.