Vision Indicators Systems Innovation Strategy (VISIS) are the five critical steps in a process of goal-setting, assessment, analysis, initiative development, and planning, in a sustainable development
context. The VISIS method was originally developed to support sustainable development efforts in city and regional planning. Today, VISIS is applied in a wide variety of sectors — business, government, education and research — around the world, as a framework for sustainability planning, training, and stakeholder facilitation. Itis particularly well-suited for use with inter-disciplinary groups, such as multiple departments in an organization, or multiple ministries or agencies in a government setting.
While gender responsive budgeting involves a full process from analysis of budget programmes, identifying gender equality gaps and integration of gender perspectives throughout the budget process, thi
s manual focuses on the first analysis which acts as a starting point for further work to make policies and budgets more gender responsive. The method presented in this manual can be used by public authorities at all levels of government. It is especially useful for programme analysis at the level of the state budget, oblast budgets and local budgets.
Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction
This Handbook is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring.
Mainstreaming is achieved by putting poverty-environment issues at the heart of government, by taking these issues into regular economic decision-making processes, particularly the national and subnational planning and budgeting processes.
UNICEF’s national budget briefs supports the monitoring of budget allocations to sectors that are important for children in the current fiscal year, and assessment of the efficiency, effectiveness,
equity and adequacy of past spending. This brief can also inform advocacy through key messages for policy and financing changes and helps increase staff knowledge on budget issues linked to sector results.
Handbook for the Preparation of Voluntary National Reviews
This handbook helps countries prepare their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) which aim to facilitate the sharing of successes, challenges and lessons learned in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
It provides practical information on the steps that countries may take when preparing a VNR, from communicating the intention, to organizing and preparing the review – including its key building blocks and related preparatory workshops – to presenting at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). The handbook should be read in conjunction with the Secretary-General’s proposal for voluntary common reporting guidelines for VNRs at the HLPF.
The situation analysis of children’s rights and wellbeing is a flagship product designed to inform policy dialogue, partnerships and interventions to improve children’s lives.
The tool supports UNICEF and partners pursue thematic analyses of issues that are critical to children’s rights globally through referencing specific methodologies to guide the development of thematic analyses. The tool also provides credible data sources for country offices to have sufficient and reliable data to conduct their analyses.
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.
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.
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.