INTERATIONAL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY ELIMINATION ECONOMIC ALLIANCE GROUP
Comment on UNDPAM WPSR Report April 2018
The UN Public Administration and Development Department, UNDPAM World Public Sector Report, WPSR, “The Report”, intended for release in December 2017 was released April 2018. In June 2017 UNDPAM issued a Call for contributions from scientists and researchers in the form of policy briefs – concise, factual, and open access –that highlight issues, research findings, trends and solutions. The Call stated that:-
1. TThe Report will focus on the role of public institutions and public administration for an integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
2. Briefs that meet the requirements of the Call will be posted on the website of the 2017 (now 2018) World Public Sector Report, WPSR.
3. nBriefs content will inform relevant chapters of the Report and that the aim of the policy briefs is to summarize or highlight salient findings or arguments.
4. BBriefs should address an issue, finding, or research topic with a bearing on HOW public institutions and public administration at the national and local levels, in a broad sense, can address the challenges of integration posed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.
The selected Briefs have answered What Questions and not How Questions.
The Report has answered 3 What Questions. However, what is most needed at this time is WPSR that answer How Questions in (4) above and related SDG How Questions. Our Organization submitted Brief that meaningfully addressed Sustainable Solutions to How Questions in (4) above (see Annex below). We perceive that this Submission contributed to 4 months delay in releasing WPSR 2018. The Report contents includes many of the good ideas and pertinent suggestions set out in our unselected Brief but rejected the most important ideas and suggestions on Ways and Means of finding correct answers to Public Sector Management / Public Sector Reform How Questions. This is a puzzle that UNDPAM need to resolve and as soon as possible, if the Report is not to be Motion without Movement and Vision and Words without Action.
As long as the Report is not speedily transformed into Vision and Words with Action and Motion with Movement Document, its potency would be significantly eroded and its Utility by 193/306 UN member States Governments – Executive, Legislature, Judiciary Entities; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) Entities as well as their National and International Partners would be minimal. It would be a Big Shame if the Acts of Omission or Commission responsible for the Report avoiding or evading answer to How Questions are not IMMEDIATELY Addressed by UNDPAM Authorities.
Approach to Achieving SDG in all 193/306 UN Member States
The approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goal, MDGs on halving the number of people living on less than USD 1 a day by 2015 had some shortcomings. Also the MDGs do not directly address inequality problems.
It is pertinent to note that Where poverty has been reduced successfully and sustainably, governments used policy interventions to facilitate [employment-centered] structural transformations of their economies. They invested substantially in infrastructure; channelled credit to specific productive activities; and pursued well managed industrial and agricultural policies, as well as social policies that improved the skill levels and welfare of the population and that Contemporary poverty reduction strategies have increasingly focused on ‘targeting the poor’. Such approaches often fail to consider key institutional, policy and political dimensions that may be both causes of poverty and inequality, and obstacles to their reduction",
The Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs adopted by World Leaders in September 2015 was intended to address MDGs shortcomings. However, in 2nd Quarter 2018, Year 3 of Implementation, it is clear that MDGs shortcomings and failed approaches are being repeated. With 12 ¾ Years to go to end 2030 target date for delivery on SDGs and SDGs Pledge, it is clear that without vigorous response to remove the shortcomings driven by new approaches for achieving SDGs in all 193/306 UN Member States that Work, Delivery on SDG Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States by end 2030 target date will be Mirage. Allowed to occur, the Ultimate Consequences for our Fragile Planet would be Disastrous for Citizens in all 193/306 UN Member States. It is sad that UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) Entities and 193/306 UN Member States Entities: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary Entities are still in MDG Mode as at 2nd Quarter 2018 Year of Implementation rather than SDG Mode.
One Worldwide Approach
We note that there are different approaches, visions, models and tools available to each country to achieve Right to Development Vision; Public Sector Reform/ Management Vision as well as 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21 and Agenda 21 Visions, in accordance with its national circumstances and priorities as well as its own development context. However, if there is to be continuously improving collaboration, cooperation, cohesion and coordination in the design and delivery of Policy, Program, Project Interventions, 3PIs and 3PIs Training as One, a need arises for United Community to Global Visions whose implementation and evaluation is built upon One Worldwide Approach that is a Common and Systemic Approach for improving Ownership, Alignment, Harmony etc that has clear Principles, Instruments / Tools corresponding to each Principle, Practices and Database.
3PCM is an Advance One Worldwide Approach that is sufficiently all inclusive, all embracing and ambitious to meet the implementation as well as evaluation demands of an all inclusive, all embracing and ambitious SDGs, that is essentially the over-arching 2030 Global Agenda and which in reality includes NRMAP-Ag, NRMAP, AAAA, COP21 and Agenda 21.
http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/neglected-universal-force-peace-and-stability-love#comment-6229 WB Blog Article on LOVE.
Brexit and SDG in Ireland
Brexit is disaster waiting to happen, should Ireland, UK and EU Authorities keep looking on till March 2019 as Fantasy Meet Reality. The root cause or primary cause Brexit problems are best addressed within SDG in: Ireland, UK and each of 26 EU Countries and EU as Institution. The Big Question is How does WPSR 2018 help these North Countries grapple effectively with these complex problems? For Ireland, these are the pertinent issues:-
1. If Ireland is to meaningfully collaborate and coordinate with remaining192/305 UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) and their National and International Partners in the Joint Delivery on SDG and SDG Pledge by end 2030 target date (about 12 ¾ years to go), Ireland needs to better appreciate and recognize that achieving the SDGs is not an exercise in achieving a collection of individual targets, but rather an exercise in collaboration and joint efforts within government, to a level that has not been seen before and accept realization of the SDGs requires the coordination, cohesion, cooperation, collaboration and commitment of actions of different levels of government at levels unprecedented in World history and this DEMAND Paradigm Shifts in reality not rhetoric.
2. If Ireland is to meaningfully collaborate and coordinate with remaining 192/305 UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) and their National and International Partners in the Joint Delivery on SDG and SDG Pledge by end 2030 target date (about 12 ¾ years to go), Oreland need to genuinely omit towards supporting all relevant Stakeholder Groups Members at each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global location context to Implement and Evaluate Policy Coordination, Cohesion, Cooperation, Collaboration and Commitment DRIVEN Simultaneously by 3 Types of Integration:-
a) Horizontal Integration: National – All Arms in All Tiers of Government in each of 193/306 UN Member States. That is 2 – 4 levels depending on number of Tiers of Government in the specific UN Member State.
b) Vertical Integration:
i) National - All Arms in All Tiers of Government in each of 193/306 UN Member States. That is 2 – 4 levels depending on number of Tiers of Government in the specific UN Member State.
ii) International - All Arms in All Tiers of Government in each of 193/306 UN Member States in each Sub-region, Region and Worldwide. That is 3 – 4 levels depending on number of International Political Groupings of Countries the specific UN Member State belong to.
iii) Integration: National and International - All Arms in All Tiers of Government in each of 193/306 UN Member States, in each Sub-region, in each Region and Worldwide. That is 5 – 8 levels depending on number of Tiers of Government in the specific UN Member State and the number of International Political Groupings of Countries the specific UN Member State belong to.
c) Engagement: Full Inclusion of All relevant Stakeholder Groups in Horizontal Integration and Vertical Integration (3bi) – (3biii). That is all relevant Stakeholder Blocks in each Horizontal Integration level and each Vertical Integration level, JOINTLY Driving Structures, Systems, Policies, Procedures, Communication, Cooperatives, Cultures and Rules Changes required to move each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional and Regional location context from where it is Now (2nd Quarter 2018) in each relevant SDGs Goals and Targets (A) to where it needs to be if SDG Pledge is to be delivered by end 2030 in the specific location context (B) as well as FIGURING out HOW to move from (A) to (B).
3. SDG What Questions have been over answered over the years to date while SDG How Questions have been avoided or evaded. Yet without answering SDG How Questions seeking to Deliver on SDG and SDG Pledge by end 2030 target date in all 193/306 UN Member States would be Mirage.
4. We are not asking Ireland to go beyond Implementation and Evaluation of SDG in Ireland and Brexit in Ireland to be Directly involved in Implementation of answer to SDG How Questions in each Community, Sub-national and National level in each of 193/306 UN Member States as well as at Sub-regional, Regional and Global levels. We are asking Ireland to recognize urgent need to:-
a) Find answer to SDG and SDG Pledge How Questions is MASTER KEY to ensuring that in the 12 ¾ years remaining all 193/306 UN Member States Deliver on SDG Pledge by end 2030 target date.
b) Meaningfully Support Individuals and Institutions DEMONSTRATING genuine commitment to effectively Supporting 193/306 UN member States Governments: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary at all levels; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices Entities and their National and International Partners to find answer to SDG and SDG Pledge How Questions, Implement and Evaluate these answers in ways that ensure all 193/306 UN member States deliver on SDG Pledge by end 2030 target date.
c) Appreciate that Time is of the Essence if the Much that Need to be Done, is to be Done in the 12 ¾ years remaining and DEMONSTRATE this through genuine commitment to start answering SDG and SDG Pledge How Questions Now that is as from April 2018.
While Brexit is the Overarching Sustainable Development Issues in Ireland and EU, Fulani Herdsmen Menace is the overarching Sustainable Development Issue in Nigeria. To meaningfully address real and complex SDGs problems on the ground in all North and South Countries, above points need to be addressed in each North or South Country specific and unique context.
Please find link to recent Papers on our Blog, urging all concerned Authorities to appreciate that Global PUSH to Deliver on SDG and SDG Pledge by end 2030 NEEDs to Start NOW and not wait till 2025 or 2027.
http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2018/04/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and_12.html Reforming WBG and WBG-IEG as One
http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2018/04/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and.html Reforming ECOSOC
Reforming the UN System – UNO, WBG, IMF to be Fit for the 21st Century
The UN System – UNO, WBG, IMF Entities have Central Role to Play if Right to Development Vision that is Integral Part of Public Sector Reform / Management Vision; AAAA Vision, SDG Vision, COP21 Vision and Agenda 21 Vision, is to be designed and delivered from Community to Global levels. Records show that several UN Declarations in 2015, 2016 and 2017 have underlined this fact. Some have specific provisions calling on UNDESA to Re-engineer itself so as to be better placed to support UN member States many of whom have requested UNDESA support to help them meet SDG targets inclusive of AAAA, COP21 targets by 2030 target date.
The reality is that without appropriate help from External and Internal Consultants with minimum certain levels of Hard Competencies: Learning and Skills and Soft Competences: Character, Courage, Discipline and Mindset, UNDESA cannot deliver on this responsibility and without UNDESA delivery on this responsibility Office of Special Rapporteur on Right to Development cannot achieve Right to Development Vision and UNDPAM cannot achieve Public Sector Reform / Management Vision. Also UNDESA Re-engineering that is not integral part of other UN System – UNO, WBG, IMF Entities, including OS2RD and UNDPAM Re-engineering is not likely to achieve much in the work towards achieving the 2030 Global Agenda by target date.
We suggest Re-engineering 9 UNO Entities – OS2RD – Right to Development; UNDP – Poverty and Governance; UNICEF – Children and Family Welfare; WHO – Health, Lifestyle and Wellbeing; UNEP – Climate Change and Environmental Protection; FAO – Food, Agriculture and Nutrition; ILO – Entrepreneurship and Employment; WTO (ITO) – Commerce and Trade and UNODC – Crime and Corruption and 9 UNO New York Headquarters Entities – UNSC, OPGA, EOSG, UNCEB, ECOSOC, GA Committees, UNDESA, UNDPI, UNDPAM; WBG Liaison Office; IMF Liaison Office, that is Integral Part of UN System Delivery as One, DaO Driving Transformation to make each UN System – UNO, WBG, IMF Entity, an International Institution Fit for the 21st Century.
SDG that Work Partnership Strategy – Master Key for Delivery on SDG Pledge
The United Nations is working to make itself fit-for-purpose for the 2030 Agenda. However, given the magnitude of what remains to be done in 12 ¾ Years remaining; there is urgent need for all UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) Entities Authorities as well as UN Member States Governments: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary Authorities and their National and International Partners to face New Direction and Adopt New Priorities.
Achieving the SDGs in each of 193/306 UN Member States is not an exercise in achieving a collection of individual targets, but rather an exercise in collaboration and joint efforts within government, to a level that has not been seen before.
Achieving the SDGs in each of 193/306 UN Member States underlines need for all concerned National and International Stakeholder Blocks to genuinely appreciate that Monitoring and Evaluation should be seen not as an exercise in reporting, but as an active management tool that helps adjust the strategy along the way. A challenge that must be overcome and speedily too, is that Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks tend to target specific policy interventions (e.g., a single policy or the program in a particular sector), whereas it is important to assess overall progress towards interrelated, interconnected, interlinked and interdependent goals and targets in each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional or Global , CSnNSrRG, location context.
To achieve the SDGs, Member States need not only increased financing, but also fit-for-purpose national and international institutions that facilitate economic stability and sustainable development.
Ultimately, to fully mainstream SDG investing, new products – finance, non finance, evaluation, non evaluation need to be developed. The private sector and financial sector excels at innovation when demand is there. If Government creates Demand, the Private Sector including the Financial Sector will create supply. This will ultimately rub off on the public sector and international institutions.
Overall, the realization of the SDGs with Delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States be end 2030 target date (12 ¾ Years to go) requires the coordination, cooperation, cohesion, collaboration and commitment of actions of different levels of government. This demands the establishment of New Partnerships and New Multi Stakeholder Partnerships / Platforms that Work.
SDG that Work Partnership Strategy – Kick Start Mutual Collaboration Events and Activities
The SDG that Work Partnership Agreement is expected to be a Legal Agreement that would take some time to negotiate and agree. However, this Partnership Agreement needs to start immediately with Institutions that demonstrate required levels of Hard and Soft Competencies and kick started by Mutual Collaboration Events and Activities within:-
- Involving Actors – Stakeholder Blocks from North and South Countries and UN Systems: UNO, WBG, IMF through Design and Delivery of Multi Stakeholder Platforms / Partnerships, MSP for Social Justice and Economic Growth; MSP for Sustainable Development Solutions etc
- Reinvigorating Right to Development, Right to Participation and related UNGA and HRC Declarations in each specific CSnNSrRG level in all 193/306 UN Member States through Design and Delivery of appropriate Implementation and Evaluation Frameworks.
- Improving National Development Cooperation and International Development Cooperation in each specific CSnNSrRG level in all 193/306 UN Member States through Design and Delivery of appropriate Implementation and Evaluation Frameworks.
- Firmly putting Right to Development, Right to Participation and related UNGA and HRC Declarations in the Front Burner in both National Public Arena and International Public Arena within Inclusive Citizens Engagement and Inclusive Institutions in all 193/306 UN Member States through Design and Delivery of appropriate Implementation and Evaluation Frameworks.
- Design and Delivery of Right to Development, Right to Participation and related UNGA and HRC Declarations Community of Practise Implementation and Evaluation Frameworks.
- Design and Delivery of Mechanisms for Securing the Full Cooperation of UN Member States: Executive, Parliament, Judiciary at all tiers – both North and South Countries; UN System: UNO WBG IMF Entities at Headquarters Regional Offices, Country Offices and Sub-national Offices; SOs/NGOs; Academics and Researchers; Business: Micro, Small, Medium, Large, Multinational Enterprises; Consultants, Media – National and International.
The above and other Mutual Collaboration Activities and Events would be Designed and Delivered in such a way as to ensure that all obstacles and barriers to improving systems, structures, policies, procedures, solidarity, cooperatives, communication, rules and cultures changes required to achieve increasing convergence between Right to Development Vision and 2030 Agenda Vision Intention and Reality at each specific CSnNSrRG level in all 193/306 UN Member States are effectively removed.
If the work towards delivery on SDG Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States by end 2030 target date is not FLUKE, NOW is Time for Global PUSH effectively strengthening High Flier North and South Countries to achieve SDG by 2025 and Lagging North and South Countries to achieve SDG from 2026 to end 2nd Quarter 2030. This is the only way to ensure that in the 12 ¾ Years remaining All Peoples in all North and South Countries achieve all 17 Goals of the SDGs by end 2030 target date.
Should National Leaders and World Leaders in 193/306 UN Member States wait till 2025 or 2028 to start Global Push to achieved SDG by end 2030 and in ways that deliver on SDG Pledge, it would be too late. This fact is known now, unaddressed, the reality is delivery on SDG Pledge is dead at birth. Should this be the case by end 2030, the ultimate consequences would be catastrophic for citizens in both North and South Countries.
There are Bright Prospects of Success, should Office of Special Rapporteur on Right to Development, UNDPAM, FAO, UNDP UNDESA, EOSG, OPGA, UNEB, UNSC, UNGA Committees, ECOSOC, UNGA as well as UN Member States – especially Powerful North and South Countries be Individually and Collectively genuinely committed to contributing its quota towards achieving Right to Development Vision and 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21 Agenda 21 Vision Intention and Reality across our World.
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Annex : Submission for Publiation in WPSR 2018 (2017)
Public Sector Management, PSM Dimension of 2030 Transformation Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 - Tacking Community to Global Implementation and Evaluation Challenge?
The WPSR 20151 was on Responsive and Accountable Public Governance and coincided with UN Member States endorsement of the SDG in September 2015 with firm commitment to “Leave No One Behind”. WPSR 2015 like earlier WPSRs’ presented good analysis and good lessons learned but did not go further to present good recommendations and conclusions setting out Actionable Agenda Items that each UN Member State: Governments, Parliaments, Judiciary could adopt or adapt to help them grapple effectively with real and complex challenges of Public Sector Management, PSM Dimension of 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21 and Agenda 21 on the ground in their respective Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional or Global CSnNSrRG location Context.
WPSR 2015 and earlier WPSRs’, like other existing similar UNO Reports, including UNDP Human Development Report, HDR; FAO State of Food and Agriculture Report, SFAR; and WBG World Development Report, WDB etc as well as UN Secretary General’s Reports including UNSG SDG Progress Reports, are Vision and Words without Action, as each Report answer only What questions while avoiding or evading answer to How questions.
National and Global Leaders on UN Member States: Governments, Parliaments, Judiciary and UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF sides need to individually and jointly recognize that without converting these Reports into Vision and Words with Action wherein each Reworked Report and each New Report correctly answer How questions, it will be uphill task achieving 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 aligned and harmonized with Community Development Plans and Country Development Plans Vision Ambitions, in each of UN Member State by target date.
This Paper is our Organization’s contribution towards ways and means of effectively tackling this challenge.
1. UNDESA – DPADM 2015
Answering HOW questions is a DOING Matter
To achieve increasing convergence between SDG Vision Intention and Reality by 2030 target date, each UN Member State: Governments, Parliaments and Judiciary, as well as UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF and Partners at each specific CSbNSrRG level need to overcome many challenges. These include:-
1. Removing disconnect between UNO Headquarters New York; WBG and IMF Headquarters Washington and Communities in each UN Member State.
2. Converting the 2030 Transformation Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 and its “Leave No One Behind” Concept into Single Policy, Program, Project Intervention “3PI and 3PI Training as One” Initiative such as Governance, Corruption and Accountability; Food Agriculture and Nutrition; Land, Water and Cooperatives; GCrA-FAN-LWCp Dimension of 2030 Transformation Agenda with Capacity Building; Knowledge and Research; Networking and Partnerships, CbKrNp and Citizens Engagement; Public Sector Management; Learning, Evaluation and Results CePmLr as Denominators in each specific CSnNSrRG location context. This “Single Agenda” Intervention will be Designed and Delivered within Migration; Conflict Resolution; Security; Health; Welfare – Individual, Family, Society; Economy – Individual, Institution, Country (North or South); Education; Entrepreneurship; Empowerment; Employment and Engagement to be effectively addressed in each UN Member State and in ways that deliver Pro Poor: Economic Growth, Wealth Creation and Institutional Reforms: Systems, Structures, Processes, Policies, Rules and Cultures Changes at each specific CSbNSrRG level.
3. Capacity Building: Individual: Hard Competences – Learning and Skills and Soft Competences: Character, Courage and Mindset; Institution: Systems – Operations, Administration, Governance, Marketing, Funding, Technology, Evaluation, Accountability, Regulation, Standards, Accounting, Service Delivery, Legal and Reform and Society: Spaces – Political, Cultural, Economic, Financial, Peace, Security, Religious, Moral, Cooperatives, Communication, Social, Environmental, Legal and Technical
4. Developing competent, diverse and ethical public servants and civil servants not just in the core civil service on government side, but also in the civil service on parliaments and judiciary sides as well as the public service, military service – army, navy, air force, military intelligence and para military service - police, foreign intelligence, domestic intelligence, customs, immigration, prisons, fire, highway patrol, narcotics etc) and inclusive, participatory and accountable institutions.
5. Addressing all fundamental issues of Correct Diagnosis, Correct Prescription, Correct Surgery and Correct Recovery Management within appropriately designed and delivered Pilot Programs and Scale Up Programs in each specific CSnNSrRG location context.
6. Addressing acts of omission or commission responsible for 2030 Transformation Agenda What questions being answered and How questions being avoided or evaded. It is pertinent to note that the National and International Development Community had in the Pre MDG era, MDG era and up to 3rd quarter 2017 Year 2 of Implementation of SDG, focused a great deal of attention on learning2 what policies and interventions are needed to generate better outcomes, it has paid much less attention to learning why those approaches succeed so well in some contexts but fail to generate positive results in others and has paid even less attention to learning HOW New Approaches that could succeed well in each specific CSnNSrRG location context could be Designed and Delivered. Also all UN System Entities are still in MDG Mode.
7. Addressing PSM 7 Pillars (Page 6) dimension of (1) – (6) on both North and South countries sides.
8. Addressing Building levels of Political Will and Public Will required to tackle issues in (1) – (7) effectively and efficiently, in each specific CSnNSrRG location context.
9. Recognizing that Correct answers to issues in (1) – (8) is A DOING/Know How Matter not A Talking/Rhetoric Matter.
Rethinking WPSR Series and other UN System Reports
WPSR 2017 was titled “Migration, Health and Countries in Post Conflict Situations”. It will be recalled that WPSR 2010 was titled “Reconstructing Public Administration After Conflict: Challenges, Practices and Lessons Learned”. WPSR 2017 title suggests an Evaluation of WPSR 2010. WPSR 2017 is coming 2 years after WPSR 2015 (title Page 1) and 7 years after WPSR 2010, yet PSM issues WPSR 2010 and WPSR 2015 sought to address are still outstanding in 2017. Records show that modalities for tackling PSM Challenges in the SDG era that ought to have been agreed by UN Member States by end 1st quarter 2015 Year of Decision (if WPSRs’ Lessons Learnt were actually Learnt) are still outstanding by 3rd quarter 2017 Year 2 of Implementation and all UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities are still in MDG Mode in 3rd quarter 2017 Year 2 of Implementation. This once more underlines urgent need for Rethinking WSPRs and other UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Reports to meaningfully address above points (1) – (9).
2. WBG WDR 2017 on Governance and the Law
UNSG Report on Repositioning the UN Development System to deliver on the 2030 Agenda – Ensuring Better Future for All3
In compliance with Paragraph 19 of QCPR 2016, the UN Secretary General on 30 June 2017 released the above Report.
This UNSG Report essentially calls for above Rethinkings 4 and provide stronger evidence supporting validity of many of our Organization’s Study Findings including: the disconnect between Communities in North and South Countries and UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities Headquarters; many UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities –Policy, Program, Project Interventions are discussed and implemented at Headquarters and Regional Offices, discussed without implementation at Country Offices and not discussed and not implemented at Sub-national Offices and Beneficiary Community levels and UN System Entities themselves need help before they can help UN Member States etc.
The Report identifies Accountability 5 as a Major Issue. However, as long as concerned National Leaders and Global Leaders on UN Member States: Governments, Parliaments, Judiciary; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF; CSOs/NGOs; Academic Institutions/ Traditional Institutions/ Religious Organizations; Private Sector: Micro, Small, Medium, Large, Multinational Enterprises; Media: Radio, TV, Print, Online sides supported by Internal Consultants and External Consultants with minimum certain levels of Hard Competences: Learning and Skills and Soft Competencies: Character, Courage and Mindset do not know why Paris Declaration, PD (2005) and Bussan Declaration (2011) had flaws and failures; they will not know how to design and deliver 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 Accountability Framework that will succeed on sustainable basis in all 306/193 UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities and Partners sides.
3. UNSG 2017, Report on Repositioning the UNDS to Deliver on 2030 Agenda
4. ISPE/EAG April 2017 – Rethinkings
5. Rebecca M Affolder, June 2017, An Accountable UNDS for the 21st Century
This UNSG Report, like all other existing UNSG Reports and other UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Reports, including UN Development System, UNDS Conferences and Meetings Outcome Documents, has Big Information, Research and Knowledge Gaps that need to be correctly identified and correctly filled in each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional Location context to produce revised Report that is Vision and Words with Action through clear and correct answers to How questions as well as ways of implementing through Pilot Programs with effective monitoring and evaluation of this implementation and the Scale Up of Successful Pilot Programs in each specific CSnNSrRG location context.
The relevant processes for design and delivery of required Systems, Structures, Processes, Policies, Rules and Cultures Changes within UNDS Internal and External Publics are described in greater details in ISPE/EAG Policy Briefs on Rethinkings and Food Brexit (links provided) and other ISPE/EAG Policy Briefs/Papers (copies on ISPE/EAG Blog).
Facing New Direction and Adopting New Priorities
It is clear that SDG / 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 need to be converted into a Single Set of Cohesive Strategies, Policies, Programs and Projects and Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Dimension of SDG / 2030 Agenda: AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 offers the most practical alternative for achieving such conversion. This underlines need for National and Global Stakeholders in each specific CSnNSrRG location context to face New Direction and Adopt New Priorities underlined by New PSM Strategies that Work.
Brexit6 and Climate Change7 will make already bad World Hunger, Malnutrition, Poverty, Migration, Security etc problems worse, if Brexit is Force for Evil and Climate Change Challenges remain un-tackled. Brexit as Force for Evil that is: Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit or No Deal portend chaos and disaster not only for UK and EU but also for remaining European countries and countries in all other Regions / continents in our World today. This underlines urgent need for Alternative Brexit proposed in Food Brexit Paper driven by New PSM to be embraced by relevant CSnNSrRG Stakeholders on both North and South Countries sides.
6. ISPE/EAG Food Brexit etc
7. FAO 2017 Strategy on Climate Change
Post Conflict and Peace PSM8 7 Pillars for Both North and South Countries
1. Rebuilding Trust in Government Institutions: A Key Challenge in Post Conflict and Peace Reconstruction. Note that all Countries have been in Conflict at one time or the other and so Post Conflict is used in a broader sense and affect all North and South Countries.
2. Post Conflict and Peace Reconstruction: A Complex Task requiring Effective Leadership.
3. Effective Leadership: A Key Challenge in Building Institutions.
4. Building Institutions: A Complex Task requiring Good Governance, Value Reorientation, Changing Attitude and Behavior at Scale and Effective Civil Service and Public Service.
5. Effective Civil Service and Public Service: A Key Challenge Integral to the Political, Cultural, Economic, Financial, Social, Environmental, Peace, Security, Religious, Moral, Cooperatives, Communication, Governance, Accountability and Judicial life of every Country – North or South in our World today.
6. Citizens Engagement in Post Conflict and Peace Reconstruction: An Essential Ingredient in Sustainable National and International Cooperation.
7. Citizens Centric Service Delivery in Post Conflict and Peace Situations. The reason d’être of Public Administration in every Country – North or South in our World today.
Good Governance requires clear Goals and robust performance measures which are transparent and more importantly outcome based. For points made in this Paper to be operationalized in practice in each North and South Country, clear answers must be found to How questions and NOW.
8. WPSR 2010
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