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MAPS: Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support

MAPS is the UN development system's common approach to supporting country implementation of the SDGs.

MAPS can help governments land the 2030 Agenda at local and national levels, support analysis of synergies and trade-offs across targets, and provide coordinated policy support to countries that demand it, making the thematic expertise housed in different UN entities available in an effective and coherent way. This self-paced e-course builds on five years of experience of integrated SDG support and will give development practitioners within and beyond the UN the know-how to implement the 2030 Agenda – from paper to practice.

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Conflict and development analysis (CDA)
The Conflict and Development Analysis (CDA) tool helps UN staff and other practitioners gain a deeper understanding of conflict drivers, conflict stakeholders, key dynamics and engines of peace.
The CDA contributes to the development of clear and attainable peace building programming and policy objectives, as well as indicators for measuring and monitoring results. The analysis can be conducted as part of a strategic planning process, in anticipation of a new programme with key conflict dimensions, or in light of a potential trigger event such as elections, referendums or changes in government. 

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SDG Primer

Integrated solutions require a common understanding of sustainable development.

UNDP has helped develop an SDG Primer course for the UN and its partners, providing a foundational overview of the 2030 Agenda that brings all stakeholders onto the same page and towards a common basis for action. This e-course is a critical new tool to help us shift from business as usual to accelerated progress and impact, forging new partnerships and coalitions.

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Improving the Impact of Preventing Violent Extremism Programming

The Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) Monitoring and Evaluation toolkit helps development practitioners design conflict and gender-sensitive PVE initiatives, including monitoring strategies, data

collection approaches, evaluation and learning considerations to enable identification of risks, and concrete lessons learned.

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SDG localisation training modules

The three SDG localisation training modules targets local governance stakeholders to help strengthen capacities to mainstream and integrate the SDGs at the local level.

The first module provides an introduction to the SDGs and focuses on awareness raising and open learning, the second module provides a guide to alignment of public policies with the Goals from planning to implementation, and the third module guides reporting of the SDG through exercises and tools for Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs). 

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Combos approach

The combos approach helps governments and policy makers implement the 2030 Agenda based on the development priorities of their country.

The approach helps to frame a challenge, develop a theory of change, construct and implement a roadmap, and evaluate results.

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Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) identifies multiple deprivations at the household and individual level in health, education and standard of living.

It uses micro data from household surveys which are aggregated into the national measure of poverty. The MPI is a valuable complement to income-based poverty measures for governments, policy makers and development practitioners, and allows comparisons between countries and regions, as well as within countries.

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Climate, land-use, energy and water systems (CLEWS) models

Climate, land-use, energy and water systems (CLEWS) models are tools for simultaneous consideration of food, energy and water security, targeting governments and policy makers.

The models are designed to assess how production and use of these resources may contribute to climate change, and how climate change may affect resource systems. By comparing different technologies and value chains, the models can identify pressure points, and indicate synergies and trade-offs to reach development goals. CLEWS can analyse policy decisions on issues such as the promotion of clean energy, competition for water and agricultural modernisation.

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iSDG model

The iSDG model is an integrated simulation tool that enables policy makers and planning officials at all levels of government to understand the interlinkages between policies designed to achieve th

e SDGs and test their likely impacts. By bringing together the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development into one framework, the model enables broad, cross-sector and long-term analyses of the impacts of alternative policies. Simulating trends until 2030 under a business-as-usual scenario, the iSDG model is especially useful both in the early stages of policy design to support scenario exploration, and in advanced stages when specific interventions can be jointly simulated to assess their combined effect and emerging synergies.

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International Futures (IF)

International Futures (IF) is a long-term modeling system consisting of multiple integrated submodule search representing different dimensions of development.

It can be used by development practitioners to gain analytical insights on the benefits of country reforms, SDG interventions or shocks. The model also contains an SDG module allowing the user to track how policy interventions affect SDG indicators and targets.