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Enablers

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Theory U
This manual e 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.

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Targeted Scenario Analysis
The Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA) was developed as a response to the growing demand from decision makers and stakeholders for more policy-relevant sustainable development analysis to support nation
al SDG implementation facing diverse policy, management and investment choices. The TSA captures and presents the value and contribution of ecosystem services to sectorial development within a decision-making framework, thereby helping make the business case for sustainable policy and investment choices.

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Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation Toolkit
The Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) toolkit is designed to guide the user through the process of solving complex problems collaboratively.
This Do-it-Yourself (DIY) kit, where the ‘you’ is a committed team of four-six mobilized people, encourages a step-by-step approach which helps individuals break down problems into their root causes, identify entry points, search for possible solutions, act, reflect upon what has been learned, adapt and then act again. This process is dynamic with tight feedback loops that allow teams to build their own solutions to problems within local contexts.

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Guide to SDG Interactions: From Science to Implementation
This guide examines the interactions between SDG goals and targets, determining to what extent they reinforce or conflict with each other through proposing a seven-point scale to quantify these synerg
ies and conflicts. The scale ranges from +3, which applies when one goal or target is very reinforcing of others, to -3, which applies when goals and targets conflict with each other. A score of 0 indicates neutral interaction. The report includes detailed analysis of Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), and Life Below Water (SDG 17) and their interactions with other goals.

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Theory of Change Online

Theory of Change Online (TOCO) is a web-based software available to design, edit and store a theory of change, learn the concepts of theory of change, and capture outcomes, indicators, rationa

les and assumptions in an interactive graphical environment. TOCO also allows for exporting of theory of change data into an Excel editable worksheet which can be used as the basis for strategic planning, evaluation, work plans or systemic analysis of an organization and its programs.

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Sustainability SWOT

The Sustainability SWOT (sSWOT) is designed to help drive action and collaboration on environmental challenges revealing rea

l business risks and opportunities. It helps individuals engage and motivate colleagues— particularly those with limited knowledge of environmental issues or corporate sustainability. This guide can be used to work across internal departments, as well as suppliers, customers, or other stakeholders on strategies to create and sustain long-term value.

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Theory of Change - Methodological Brief
This methodological brief prepared by UNICEF’s Office of Research describes the ‘theory of change’ approach, explaining how activities are understood to produce a series of results that contribute to
achieving the final intended impacts. It can be developed for any level of intervention – an event, a project, a programme, a policy, a strategy or an organisation. By identifying and tightly planning objectives and activities in advanced, or during an intervention’s progress, a theory of change can determine how theyshould change and adapt in response to emerging issues and decisions made by partners and other stakeholders.

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Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening
This flagship report offers a practical approach to strengthening health systems through a ’systems thinking’ lens, by providing explanations for complex issues ranging from the design of system-orien
ted interventions to evaluating their effects. As investments in health are increasingly directed to health system strengthening, this report helps to understand not only what works, but for whom and under what circumstances.

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Towards Systemic and Contextual Priority Setting for Implementing the 2030 Agenda
This paper pushes the frontier of how interactions amongst SDG targets can be understood and accounted for in policy and planning.
By considering how a target interacts with another target and how that target in turn interacts with other targets, results provide a more robust basis for priority setting of SDG efforts. The analysis identifies which targets have the most and least positive influence on the network and guides where efforts may be directed (and not); where strong positive and negative links sit, raising warning flags to areas requiring extra attention; and how targets that reinforce each other’s progress cluster, suggesting where important cross-sectoral collaboration between actors is merited.

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Step-by-Step Practical Guide for Humanitarian Needs Overviews, Humanitarian Response Plans and Updates
The revised Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan templates incorporate good practices and developments achieved over recent years on needs assessments and response planning, as w
ell as commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain. They aim to improve the relevance and effectiveness of humanitarian response by providing a more holistic and inter-sectoral analysis of crisis-affected people’s needs and their severity, vulnerabilities, causes, and risks, including a disaggregation based on age, gender, disability and other context-relevant diversity characteristics. The guide also helps strengthen the prioritization of the response based on the need-analysis jointly with an analysis of the most appropriate and feasible response options.