Snapshot of Capacity Development Activities 2022

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

UN DESA’s Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) provides capacity development support and policy advice to countries upon their request to strengthen governments’ capacities to translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally agreed goals into institutional arrangements, strategies, and programs for effective service delivery and participatory, accountable, and inclusive decision-making processes. It does so through several modalities. It oversees the development of strategy guidance notes, undertakes peer-to-peer learning workshops, training of trainers, direct advisory support, and the development and implementation of capacity development projects.

In the area of capacity development and in line with UN DESA's Plan of Action, the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government:

  • Provides support in building the capacity of Member States to operate strong, transparent, and responsive public institutions, that deliver whole-of-government, whole-of-society policies and practices, as a foundational element of the Department's work.
  • Promotes digital transformation and frontier issues to move the world closer towards sustainable development for all.
  • Supports the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda report.
  • Supports the reinvigorated Resident Coordinator system through strategic support to country teams in the areas of governance and public institutions.

This report provides an overview of the capacity development activities that UN DESA/DPIDG conducted in 2022, including the substantive support provided to the reinvigorated UN Resident Coordinator system, the development of new strategy guidance notes and methodologies, requests it received from Member States and how these were addressed, and the key outcomes of its capacity development support. In 2021-2022, DPIDG received 91 official requests for capacity development support.