This guidance note is an internal resource to support desk officers, planning officers and other staff in UN Country Teams, missions and headquarters, who are responsible for undertaking a c
onflict analysis or are expected to contribute to one. A range of conflict analysis approaches already exists across the UN system; selection and tailoring of an appropriate method depends on the conflict context, the purpose of analysis and the institutional and contextual triggers. This note provides guidance and an overview of the core components of a conflict analysis, identifies good practice and offers a guide to existing resources.
UNSDG Common Learning Package on Human Rights-based Approach
The UN Inter-agency common learning package on human rights-based approach aims to strengthen the capacity of UN staff to apply a HRBA to UN common country programming. The learnin
g package targets primarily the UN Country Teams and the Resident Coordinators, Heads of Agencies, programme officers and technical level staff with responsibility to develop a Common Country Analysis and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework. National partners can also benefit from this learning package and take forward rights-based national programming.
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.
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.