Matters Arising from Previous Posts
With participants from 10 Countries – US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, India, Nigeria, Cote d’ivoire, Tanzania, and largest readership coming from US, it is clear that this Blog’s content has substance and our cause – Help make World Poverty History, has merit.
This continues to make slow but steady progress. We keep pressing forward. We hope to attract and retain very soon, the attention of:-
1. Media Executives of National and International Media in the Countries where we have readers, currently 10.
2. Governments of Countries where we have readers
3. Institutional Heads, Senior Administrators, Senior Technocrats of International Institutions operating in Countries where we have readers.
We also hope to rapidly increase the number of Countries where we have readers and the number of readers in each of these Countries. We thank you for you usual practical help and support.
However, it is not encouraging that interaction, after 3 Postings and about 200 views, is yet to go beyond the Single Comment on the MDG Post, “Good Thinking”. Should just 20 Participants break the Ice and begin from this 4th Post, to share their thoughts / reflections on fundamental issues raised in Previous and Current Posts, the Value of Blog ongoing discussions, to all Participants would be significantly increased.
In view of the above, we urge all Participants who are genuinely motivated to joining like minds, in the great work towards improving Leadership Responsiveness, Followership Responsiveness, Development Effectiveness and Development Impact in the implementation and monitoring implementation of National Visions and World Visions Ambitions on Developed Countries, Developing Countries and International Institutions sides, to please let the interactions / active participation begin now.
Rethinking, Redesigning, Rebuilding International Institutions Advocacy Systems
The 2010 United Nations Day on 24 October focused on 8 MDGs’ and followed on the MDG Summit, which adopted a Global Action Plan to achieve the 8 Goals by their 2015 target date.
“I am determined to press ahead as the 2015 deadline approaches” declared Secretary general Ban Ki Moon. He went further to state that “despite our problems, despite polarization and distrust, our interconnected world has opened up vast new possibilities for common progress. Let us commit to do even more to realize the great vision set out in the UN Charter”.
If Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s declarations are not mere political statements, then he should demonstrate and be seen to by citizens in both developed and developing countries to be demonstrating genuine commitment, that he has called for, towards realizing the great vision set out in the UN Charter through converting the “One UN Initiative” or “Delivery as One” (DaO), into Village to Global Strategies, Policies, Programs and Projects Driving the renewed Global Action Plan to achieve the 8 Goals (MDGs’) by their 2015 target date.
It is clear that much remains to be done if this renewed Global Action Plan is to achieve the 8 Goals by their 2015 target date and that a successful and sustainable implementation of the renewed Global Action Plan in ways that achieve the 8 Goals by their 2015 target date greatly depends on several critical success factors, one of which is rethinking, Redesigning and Rebuilding International Institutions Advocacy Systems; including the Advocacy Systems of all UN Agencies and UN Headquarters.
Is it not the case in reality, across our World today, that existing types of Advocacy Systems have weak linkages with Poverty Evaluation, Public Evaluation, Procurement Evaluation, Service Delivery / Performance Management Evaluation and HR-PESCR Evaluation (Human Rights in all its Ramifications – Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Evaluation), National Visions Evaluation e.g. US National Security Strategy Evaluation, UK National Security Evaluation, Nigeria 7 Point Agenda Evaluation and World Visions Evaluation e.g. MDGs’ Evaluation; Paris Declaration, PD, Evaluation; Accra Action Agenda, AAA, Evaluation; One UN Initiative / Delivery as One, DaO, Evaluation; and G20 Global Solutions to Global Problems Initiative Evaluation. Can Ambitions of renewed Global Action Plan for Achieving 8 Goals, MDGs’, by their 2015 target date be achieved without strengthening this Linkage? Can this be achieved without Rethinking, Redesigning, Rebuilding International Institutions, Developed Countries and Developing Countries Advocacy Systems?
We are aware that one of the more Globally Visible UN Agencies currently seek to strengthen its Village to Global Advocacy System through reinforcing its database of registered suppliers with professionals having adequate levels of expertise, experience and exposure. This is commendable. However, without overhaul of its existing Advocacy System, the probability is high that this UN Agency’s selection criteria would substantially include in this expanded / reinforced database, professionals drawn from the same pool, which existing study findings indicate has over the years, produced 1/3 Good Evaluations, 1/3 Flawed Evaluations, 1/3 Failed Evaluations, 1/3 Good Projects, 1/3 Flawed Projects and 1/3 Failed Projects.
A MPCOP-PE&ES member in assessing 3PCM and CSR Project Briefings document and other related documents made many useful points, including:-
1. In Order for the 3PCM principles to arrive in interventions of UN and other international organizations, they need to be included in the policies, guidelines and operating procedures of these organizations. This will happen when enough professional having influence in the elaboration of the guidelines will be convinced of the validity and the potential of the project. The project should make efforts to be visible and to convince high level professionals to join. The inclusion of 3PCM principles in national strategies, both in developed and developing countries will also have an influence on the way UN and development agencies approach development evaluation. In the UN in particular, many guidelines are created by committee or task forces composed from member states government representatives. The policies of the UN should therefore be directly driven by the opinions of member states.
This Point applies with equal weight to strengthening International Institutions Advocacy Systems.
Can the Research, Planning, Statistics, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment of a renewed Global Action Plan to achieve the 8 Goals (MDGs’) by their 2015 target date be done on successful and sustainable basis without professionally tackling all fundamental issues raised in this MPCOP-PE&ES Member’s comment as applicable to One UN Initiative / DaO in UN Headquarters, UN Agencies: Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices?
Can the Research, Planning, Statistics, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment of these professional solutions be successful on sustainable basis without 3 Paradigm Shifts from:-
1. Hand Book Evaluation to Hand On Evaluation / Replacing “Hand Book Evaluation Manual” with “How to Manual on Hands On Evaluation” in UN Headquarters, UN Agencies: Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices.
2. Academic Research advancing frontiers of knowledge to Development Research improving Development Effectiveness and Development Impact
3. Evaluation as Technical Tool contributing to Decayed Village to Global Research, Planning, Statistics, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment Systems, DVtGRPSIME&AS to New Village to Global Research, Planning, Statistics, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment Systems Fit for the 21st Century, NVtGRPSIME&ASF21C.
Can these 3 Paradigm Shifts be achieved on successful and sustainable basis without New Advocacy Systems in UN Headquarters, UN Agencies: Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices?
At UN DESA “Capacity is defined as the ability of people, organizations and society as a whole to manage their affairs successfully. Capacity development is understood as the process whereby people, organizations and society as a whole unleash, strengthen, create, adapt and maintain capacity over time.” A Reinforced International Institutions Advocacy System should promote and protect this type of
. Capacity Building
The time is now for Secretary General Ban Ki Mooon to recognize the Central Role of New Advocacy Systems at UN Headquarters, UN Agencies Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices, if the renewed Global Action Plan to achieve 8 Goals by their 2015 target date, is to succeed where Global Action Plans in the past 10 years has failed. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon would be making great mistake, if Lessons are not Learnt as to why Global Action Plans in past 10 years failed in African Countries and actually Learn Lessons from these failures, this way lost ground in past 10 years can be fully or substantially recovered, thus putting Africa and the World On Track towards achieving ambitions of the renewed Global Action Plan to achieve 8 Goals by their 2015 target date. Anything less, and the World would arrive at 2015 only to be making fresh Global Action Plan for meeting the targets by a new date.
As long as Lessons are not actually Learnt, it will be Business as Usual, despite Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s best intentions, 5 years from today, many African Countries would be Off Track meeting MDGs’ targets, with costs in Prosperity and Security taking its toll not only on African Countries but also on US, UK and other Developed Countries and other Developing Countries across the World. To avoid this adverse consequences now is the time for all hands – from International Institutions, Developed Countries and Developing Countries sides, to be on deck in the work towards achieving renewed Global Action Plan to achieve 8 Goals by their 2015 target date ambition.
Should Secretary general Ban Ki Moon ensure that Charity starts from UN Headquarters, UN Agencies: Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices, success achieved implementing New Advocacy Systems / One UN Initiative / DaO within the renewed Global Action Plan to achieve 8 Goals by their 2015 target date, could be benchmarked and replicated in other relevant International Institutions – World Bank Group, EC etc, Developed Countries and Developing Countries.
If you want to participate in the implementation of ideas and suggestions generated from discussions on this Platform, we invite you to join Multidisciplinary Professionals Community of Practice on Poverty Elimination and Environmental Sustainability, MPCOP-PE&ES and Comprehensive Systemic Reform, CSR Project. Please send 3PCM and CSR Project enquiry to email@example.com
List of Topics for Next 10 Weeks.
New Topic Posted Every Monday
1. MDGs’ at 10: How to Achieve Sustainable Success in the Implementation of Outcome 2010 UN MDGs’
? 8 November 2010 Ref 2/2010 Summit
2. Reinforcing and Reinvigorating Implementation of G20
Declarations 15 November 2010 Ref 3/2010 Summit
3. Rethinking, Redesigning, Rebuilding Country / International Institutions Advocacy Systems 22 November 2010 Ref 4/2010
4. Transforming Policy, Program, Project Failure into Success 29 November 2010 Ref 5/2010
5. One Worldwide Competencies Framework for All 6 December 2010 Ref 6/2010
6. Reforms for Achieving National Visions and Global Visions 13 December 2010 Ref 7/2010
7. Human Rights and Governance 20 December 2010 Ref 8/2010
8. Religion and World Sustainable Development 27 December 2010 Ref 9/2010
9. New Year;
3 January 2011 Ref 10/2010 New Hope
10. Elections, Economic Growth and Pro Poor Institutional Reforms 10 January 2011 Ref 1/2011
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Better Placeto Live, Work and Recreate for Citizens and Immigrants in all Countries Rich and Poor.
Better Placeto Live, Work and Recreate for Citizens and Immigrants in all Countries Rich and Poor.