Leaving No One Behind: A UNSDG Operational Guide for UN Country Teams
Leaving no one behind is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.
This operational guide has been developed by the UNSDG to strengthen the UNDS’ support of implementation of the 2030 Agenda’s commitment to leaving no one behind at the national level and provides a step-by-step approach to operationalizing Member States’ pledge to reach the furthest behind first.
Financing Solutions for Sustainable Development Toolkit
This platform is designed for practitioners, including public officials, policy makers, in-country stakeholders, and researchers who want to diversify the mix of development finance tools at
their disposal. It provides the knowledge to foster participation in development finance activities, and to mobilize and make more effective use of public and private financial resources for sustainable development. The toolkit can be used to examine the potential advantages, disadvantages, risks, and characteristics of the financing solutions in the context of your work and country setting.
Towards a More Comprehensive Assessment of Fiscal Space
These guidelines provide a systematic review of the most common definitions and measures of fiscal space. They examines the evolution of fiscal space measures,
outlines the pros and cons of each measure and pinpoints key factors that could help strengthen existing approaches to allow a more comprehensive assessment of fiscal space. By illustrating how different measures paint considerably different pictures of an economy’s fiscal space, the paper underscores the need to use a dashboard of indicators.
These guidelines present eight financing alternatives, based on policy positions by the United Nations and international financial institutions, and show that fiscal space for s
ocial protection and the SDGs exists even in the poorest countries. Of the eight options, six increase the overall size of a country’s budget through increasing tax revenues, expanding social security coverage and contributory revenues, lobbying for increased aid and transfers, eliminating illicit financial flows, borrowing or restructuring debt, and adopting a more accommodative macroeconomic framework. The other two options are about redirecting existing resources from one area to another, in this case social protection by re-allocating public expenditures and tapping into fiscal and foreign exchange reserves.
The overarching goal of the Public Finance for Children (PF4C) Framework is to contribute to the realisation&
nbsp;of children’s rights by supporting the best possible use of public budgets. The framework is aligned with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child General Comment No. 19 on Public Budgeting for the Realization of Child Rights, as well as with UNICEF’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan.
The PF4C aims to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated for child-related policies and programmes and that results-based budgeting and value for money approaches are adopted. It also aims to ensure that resources are better distributed and that citizens, including children and adolescents, are empowered to monitor and participate in budget processes.
This manual introduces strategic foresight as an important practice in the context of the 2030 Agenda.
The manual describes four major areas where foresight can make an important contribution to the work of public institutions in SDG implementation, alignment of development visions anticipatory governance and strategic management; resilient policy planning and policy and public services innovation.
The Accelerator and Bottleneck Assessment (ABA) tool aims to support countries to identify catalytic policy and/or programme areas or ‘accelerators’ that can trigger positive multiplier effe
cts across the SDGs, as well as develop solutions to bottlenecks that impede the optimal performance of interventions enabling the identified accelerators. The ABA builds on the methodology of the UN MDG Acceleration Framework and its application in 60 countries, and is also informed by the COMBOS methodology developed by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Effective debt management is indispensable for ensuring the financing needs of Governments, minimizing borrowing costs and risks, and to support the development of domestic markets.
UNCTAD's Debt Management and Financial Analysis System (DMFAS) programme is one of the world’s leading providers of technical cooperation and advisory services in the area of debt management. It offers countries a set of proven solutions for improving their capacity to handle the day-to-day management of public liabilities and the production of reliable debt data for policymaking purposes. This includes its specialized debt management software, which greatly facilitates the work of the debt office, as well as advisory services and training activities in debt management.
Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises
Coordinating needs assessments do not only bring significant benefits but can also help save more lives and restore more people’s livelihoods.
This Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises helps realize the goal of better quality and more timely assessments through coordinated processes. It was developed primarily on the basis of experiences gained during the early phases of large-scale quick-onset natural disasters, but it is also applicable to other types of crises.
OECD Eight Principles for Promoting Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
This recommendation presents a set of eight principles for promoting policy coherence for sustainable development and draws on a set of responsive and adaptive tools to anticipate, assess and addre
ss domestic, transboundary and long-term impacts of policies.
The OECD Recommendation on Promoting Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development is the culmination of more than 20 years of lessons learnt in promoting policy coherence. As a joint proposal from the Development Assistance Committee and the Public Governance Committee, the Recommendation draws on the DAC peer reviews as well as on country experiences in the PGC. It responds to the growing demand by OECD Members and non-Members to deal with the ‘how’ of coherent 2030 Agenda implementation.