Report on Resilience and Recovery from Covid-19 Through Sound Policy Making

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Content Type: Publication
Region: Global
Thematic Area: Governance and Public Institutions
Contributor: UN DESA/DPIDG
Resource Language: English

This report summarizes the key highlights and messages that were conveyed by the facilitators, speakers, and participants during the Regional Webinar Series on “How to Promote Resilience and Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa through Sound Policymaking” held respectively on 16 November, 8 December 2021, and 17 January 2022. The workshops were organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), in collaboration with the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and with the support of Resident Coordinator Offices. 

The Regional Webinar Series on Sound Policymaking was preceded by two virtual workshops on sound policymaking for sustainable development in Africa (held on 16 February 2021) and Latin America (held on 18 February 2021). The Virtual Workshop on Sound Policymaking for Sustainable Development examined how the principle of sound policymaking can help to build effective institutions for sustainable development. Resident Coordinators, UN agencies and regional organizations, together with government representatives and members of civil society, discussed the need for pragmatic and ongoing improvements in governance capabilities to achieve the SDGs.

The Regional Webinar Series on Sound Policymaking in Africa organized in 2021 and 2022 aimed at developing the capacities of national governments to promote sound policymaking, with a particular focus on risk management, strategic planning and foresight and policy coherence. Sound policymaking is one of the 11 principles of effective governance for sustainable development developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) and endorsed in 2018 by the United Nations Economic Council on Social and Economic Development.

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