Search Library

This initiative is evolving, and actors like you are sharing these resources. You will find here the documents and tools collected so far.

/
Sharing responsibilities and resources among levels of governments: Localizing the SDGs

Concept notes and papers

The paper has been developed for the division for Public Administration and Development Management of UN-DESA. It argues that much of the attention about SDGS thus far has been at the policy level. Now the focus is necessarily turning to how the SDGs will be implemented and which actors should be involved. If localizing the SDGs is critical, a core issue is how to structure intergovernmental systems. Conventional systems are valuable but they do not provide a universal solution. they must be applied in a way that accounts for considerable variations in goals, structures, functions, capacities and performance accross and within countries. Appropriate systems and reforms for established, capacitated, and economically dynamic state, provincial or local governments in a more advanced economy for example, may have little immediate relevance for a least developed country where the institutional landscape is dominated by recently created local governments, many of which may be rural, with weak capacity, limited experience in modern governance and few resources. The paper addresses: - Standard approached to power sharing in an intergovernmental system - What explains the observed gap between theory and practice? - A way forward? (parameters of an overall approach, requirements for a more effective subnational government system, type of strategic process needed to move forward, the role the international community can play) - Concluding statement: key issues, further study, and next steps

Related Publications

A practical guide to Social Audit as a Participatory Tool to Strengthen Democratic Governance, Transparency, and Accountability

Available in English

This Practical Guide analyzes social auditing experiences around the world and extracts important lessons that intend to provide practical guidance to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and oth...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UN...

Posted by Local2030

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Local Economic Development and Gender: An Agenda for a more Equal and Inclusive Local Development Where No One Is Left Behind

Available in English

This document collects the potential of Local Economic Development (LED) as an appropriate model to promote gender equality within the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. These efforts are fram...

Developed by Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desa...

Posted by Local2030

Concept notes and papers

*Users are expected to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of this website.