INTERATIONAL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY ELIMINATION ECONOMIC ALLIANCE GROUP
Briefing # 11: Tackling Community to Global Policy, Program, Project 3P Change Driving 3P Research, Planning, Statistics; 3P Implementation; 3P Monitoring, Evaluation; 3P Learning, Results, Measuring Success within 2030 Agenda that Works: Global Call to US Leaders, Europe Leaders, World Leaders; Representatives of UN Member States, UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF; Major Groups, other CSOs’; Academics and Researchers and other Stakeholders (2).
17 January 2017
In Paper (1) ISPE/EAG noted that in the work towards achieving 2030 Agenda in ways that Leave No One Behind in each Community in each of the UN Member States, UNDESA has been saddled with responsibility to Re-engineer itself for better Performance in each of three interlinked areas; that UNDESA cannot on its own undertake the minimum certain required levels of Re-engineering and that if the UNDESA Re-engineering that meaningfully Reposition UNDESA to be Institution fit for the 21st Century is not an integral part of Re-engineering entire UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Delivery as One that meaningfully Reposition the entire UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF to be Institution Fit for the 21 Century, the probability of achieving 2030 Agenda in each Community in each of the UN Member States by target date, is low.
Paper (1) discussed ways and means of tackling this Huge and Complex Challenge for Sustainable Success.
This Paper (2) builds on points made in Paper (1) to highlight additional issues that need to be addressed by June 2017, if the Leadership on UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF; CSOs/NGOs; Private Sector; Academics and Researchers and Internal Consultants and External Consultants sides are to Publicly demonstrate that they are Individually and Collectively genuinely committed towards achieving increasing convergence between 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21 Vision Intention and Reality in each Community in each UN Member State and by target date.
Rethinking Role of Constituency Central Actors
HLM2 Nairobi 2016 Pre HLM2; HLM2 and Post HLM2 Processes underline urgent need to Rethink the Role of Central Actors in each of the 6 Blocks we have identified – Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF; CSOs/NGOs; Private Sector; Academics and Researchers and Internal Consultants and External Consultants if Research, Knowledge and Information Gaps are to be filled; fundamental issues that ought to have been settled by end 1st quarter 2015 that are still outstanding by end 4th quarter 2016 are to be meaningfully settled by end 2nd quarter 2017 and in ways that ensure that all drawbacks, shortcomings and hindrances on Policy, Program, Project, 3P Research, Planning, Statistics (Planning Side); 3P Implementation (Implementation Side); 3P Monitoring, Evaluation (Evaluation Side) and 3P Learning, Results, Measuring Success (Success Side) from Community to Global levels are meaningfully addressed and in ways that ensure that No One is Left Behind as each Community in each UN Member State achieve 2030 Agenda Goals relevant to them by target date.
It is clear that the Co-Facilitators that guided the SDG Processes leading to the endorsement of the SDG in September 2015 have Central Role to Play in the Research, Implementation, Evaluation and Success of the SDG, if there is to be increasing convergence between SDG Vision Intention and Reality in each Community in each UN Member State by Target date.
The UN Member States Heads of Government need to be more serious in giving clear Instruction to Negotiators at Conferences and Meetings, to come up with Outcome Documents that meaningfully demonstrate Action, Accomplishment, Result, Success, Impact and Sustainability.
CSOs/NGOs Constituency at HLM2 Nairobi have come up with a Negotiation Strategy that Works. However, should other Constituencies fail to upgrade their Negotiation Strategy, the increasing success of the CSOs/NGOs Constituency at Negotiations in UN Conferences and Meetings could be Counter Productive. This underlines the urgent need for MSP as Force for Good and Lobbying as Force for Good Capacity Building including Training and Retraining as well as Networking and Knowledge Sharing for all Negotiators in each of the 6 Blocks Constituencies that empower them to more effectively grapple with real and complex challenges on the ground of identifying root cause or primary cause problems responsible for failures of Development, Diplomacy, Defence, Data, Digitization, Democracy (regardless of the System of Government – Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, Welfarism etc) in each Community in each UN Member State and come up with Sustainable Solutions appropriate to the Theme of the specific UN Conference or Meeting.
The UN Member States Heads of Government should be concerned that many Community to Global Stakeholders in each of the 6 Blocks Constituencies in this 1st quarter 2017 Year 2 of Implementation of SDG are of the view that securing Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda is Mirage or Wishful Thinking, given realities on the ground from Community to Global levels. Some of these Concerned Stakeholders are increasingly raising their Voices to Speak Out regarding the fact that these fundamental issues remain unspoken and unrecognized at HPLFs and that without making arrangement to discuss, negotiate and reach agreement on these fundamental issues achieving 2030 Agenda Vision Ambitions will be uphill task
UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Delivery as One, DaO
The UNO is the Global Platform for catalyzing Global Collective Action for Political Stability; The WBG is the Global Platform for catalyzing Global Collective Action for Economic Stability and the IMF is the Global Platform for catalyzing Global Collective Action for Financial Stability. These 3 Entities make up the UN System. A situation where UNO is referred to as UN System is unhelpful. A situation where UN System Delivery as One, DaO refer to UNO Delivery as One is even more unhelpful. There is a need to find out what worked and what did not work in UNO DaO since 2006 to 2016 and learn lessons in the Design and Delivery of UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF DaO that Works. Any Re-engineering of the UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF that does not have UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF DaO as Main Pillar is Motion without Movement and Motion without Meaning.
Public Will and Political Will – PoW-PbW
Dealing effectively with Political, Cultural, Economic, Financial, Social, Environmental, Peace, Security, Religion, Moral, Legal, Technical Problems at each specific Community to Global level requires Collective Action and Coordinated Commitment. This underlines urgent need to Reform the UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF to be Institutions Fit for the 21st Century.
It is pertinent to note that Persons most affected by Political, Cultural, Economic, Financial, Social, Environmental, Peace, Security, Religion, Moral, Legal and Technical problems typically constitute weak or powerless constituencies that lack real representation in the Halls of Power.
· The Central Actors in Political Will are Elected Politicians, Appointed Politicians, Senior Civil Servants and Senior Public Servants.
One Worldwide Approach
As long as Community to Global Stakeholders continue the divergent practice of seeking alignment and harmony; whole of Bank/whole of Government Approach and Calling for Change etc alongside Multiple Approaches; no one-cap-fits-all approach and Resisting Change etc, it will be uphill task finding correct answers to these questions.
The One Worldwide Approach we have described is a Generic Approach that could be adapted to suit the unique needs and specific peculiarities of each Community to Global location context. It is therefore not a one-cap-fits-all approach but a means of Standardizing a Universal Approach or Common and Systemic Approach that could be adopted and applied by all or any Community to Global Stakeholder(s) involved in any aspect of the 2030 Agenda 3P Change and 3P Research, Planning, Statistics (Planning Side); 3P Implementation (Implementation Side); 3P Monitoring, Evaluation (Evaluation Side) and 3P Learning, Results, Measuring Success (Success Side).
Please find link to 3PCM Long Version the most Advance such One Worldwide Generic Approach available in our World today. http://www.un.org/en/ga/second/70/csocons22oct.pdf
A 3PCM Short Version could be made available upon request.
2017 Year 2 of Implementation
At the end of 2016 Year 1 of Implementation, Giant Strides have been made in the 15 year journey to SDG by 2030. Paper (1) highlighted the Fundamental Issues and set out Way Forward if these Fundamental Issues are to be addressed in ways that ensure No One is Left Behind as each Community in each UN Member State achieve increasing convergence between 2030 Agenda Vision Intention and Reality by target date.
It is pertinent to note that as long as Community to Global Stakeholders continues to work HARDer Doing the same old things in the same old ways, they will keep wondering why they are not getting new results. To get new results Community to Global Stakeholders need to recognize that they have to work SMARTer Doing new things in new ways and to achieve these, they need to recognize that fundamental issues that ought to have been settled by end 1st quarter 2015 are still outstanding by end 4th quarter 2016 and so every possible effort needs to be made to ensure that these fundamental issues are settled by end 1st quarter – end 2nd quarter 2017; coinciding with QCPR 2017 - 2020 Paragraph 19.
There is urgent need for National Leaders and World Leaders on UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF; SOs/NGOs; Private Sector; Academics ad Researchers; Internal Consultants and External Consultants to Individually and Jointly recognize need for:-
1. PoW-PbW Driving
2. BD / Original PD Vision Driving
3. Organization, Orientation and Discipline of Community to Global Stakeholders to be the MOVING FORCE Driving
4. Community to Global TRANSFORMATION of Individuals, Institutions and Societies Driving
5. Increasing Convergence between 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21 aligned and harmonized to Community Development Plan and Country Development Plans in each UN Member State Vision Intention and Reality by target date.
This Paper (2) and Paper (1) need to be taken together as both highlight urgent fundamental issues that World Leaders and National Leaders on UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF and CSOs/NGOs; Private Sector, Academics and Researchers and Internal and External Consultants sides need to find clear and correct answer if 2030 Agenda – AAAA, SDG, COP21 is each to be converted from present Vision and Words without Action to Vision and Words with Action and in ways that demonstrate and are seen to demonstrate clear and correct answers to How questions especially DOING of How in each Community in each UN Member State.
We urge World Leaders and National Leaders to recognize that these fundamental issues are problem not just on South Countries side but also on North Countries and UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF and Partners sides. To seek to achieve the 2030 Agenda without first addressing these fundamental issues is to attempt to build something or nothing or build skyscraper on weak foundation.
These are indeed trying times. The fundamental issues highlighted in the Paper (1) and Paper (2) need to be effectively addressed if sustainable solutions are to be found to War on Hunger, War on Poverty and War on Terror in Nigeria, Africa, UK, Europe, US and rest of the World.
There is no single Individual, Institution or Government anywhere in our World today that has all of the answers to all of the problems facing any specific Institution, Government or Country. The past and current option of deploying Multiple Approaches on the grounds of diversity and unknowingly misapplying No One Cap fit All is clearly not working. This underlines need for National Leaders and World Leaders on each of the UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF; CSOs/NGOs; Private Sector; Academics and Researchers; Internal Consultants and External Consultants sides to pick up the gauntlet and grapple with the Intellectual Challenge of coming up with an alternative option for deploying a Standardized and Universal Approach that respects Community to Global Diversity and is Not a One Cap Fit All that is clearly working.
The 3PCM Approach that has been described in this Paper is an Advance such alternative option available to National Leaders and World Leaders in our World today. Should National Leaders and World Leaders in the 6 Blocks of Stakeholders Individually and Collectively recognize that our World needs a Global Rescue Mission if our Fragile Planet is not to be destroyed; that without taking urgent Action the probability of reaching irreversibility point on current MADning (Mutually Assured Destruction) Road to DOOM in which our World is accelerating is very high and that adopting 3PCM Approach towards research, implementation, evaluation and success of 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21, UNSG 21 Point Agenda aligned and harmonized with Community Development Plans and Country Development Plans in each of the UN Member States could ensure our World Change to accelerating on MAPing (Mutually Assured Prosperity) Road to BOOM – a necessary condition for achieving 2030 Agenda by target date and in ways that ensure No One is Left Behind, then One Day delay in adopting 3PCM Approach and other good ideas and pertinent suggestions set out in this Paper could be One Day too late.
We urge National Leaders and World Leaders in the 6 Blocks to recognize that finding clear and correct answers to How questions is especially difficult and is matter of Know How and not Big Name; that as long as Idea Creators whose Ideas are included in Study Reports; Conferences and Meetings Outcome Documents are not meaningfully involved in the implementation and evaluation of the implementation of these ideas achieving increasing convergence between 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21 Vision Intention and Reality in each Community in each UN Member State by target date is most likely to be uphill task or mirage. Allowed to our, the ultimate consequences as from 2017 and beyond when Brexit Negotiations Start and US President Trump assume office, could be catastrophic for Citizens in Nigeria, Africa, UK, Europe, US and rest of the World. For how long can National Leaders and World Leaders bear the SCAR of World Hunger, World Poverty and World Terrorism on their Consciences?
There are bright prospects of success, if the right thing is done and on time.
International Society for Poverty Elimination / Economic Alliance Group,
Akure – Nigeria, West Africa.