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Call for Papers : Challenges of effective governance for sustainable development at subnational government levels

15 February 2022
Global
Other
UNDESA/DPIDG

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.

Capacity Development Workshop on Institutional Arrangements and Coherence for Policy Formulation in the Areas of Climate, Land, Energy and Water System (CLEWS) in Namibia

08 December 2021
Africa
Governance and Public Institutions
UNDESA/DPIDG

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.

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

23 November 2021
Global
Governance and public administration
UNDESA/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 report.

Job Opening : Staff Assistant

22 October 2021
Europe and Central Asia
Other
UN DESA/DPIDG/IGF

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.

 

Release of the Report on Changing Mindsets to Realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

01 October 2021
Global
Leadership and Changing Mindsets
UNDESA/DPIDG

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.

   

Release of the Handbook on Risk-informed Governance and Innovative Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

30 September 2021
Global
Innovation in Service Delivery 
UNDESA/DPIDG

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.

 

New Blog on Making National Institutional Arrangements for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals More Effective: a Work in Progress

26 August 2021
Global
Governance and Public Institutions
UNDESA/DPIDG

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   

World Public Sector Report 2021 Now Available

26 August 2021
Global
Governance and Public Institutions
UNDESA/DPIDG

The World Public Sector Report 2021, entitled “National institutional arrangements for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: A five-year stocktaking”, is now available here. Based on in-depth examination of institutional arrangements for SDG implementation in a sample of 24 countries in all regions, the report aims to draw attention to the institutional dimension of SDG implementation and provide lessons for national policymakers in this regard. The report also takes stock of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national institutions and their implications for delivering on the 2030 Agenda. Read more