With support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), UNCDF has been working to address system-wide constraints to women’s financial inclusion through working with financial services providers (FSPs) in ASEAN. To this end, UNCDF, under its ASEAN regional and country programme, has developed a toolkit composed of an institutional gender self-assessment tool (GSAT) and a standardised process with facilitator guides to support FSPs in reviewing and evaluating their existing gender approach. This includes identifying the linkages that exist among: a) their business goals and profit; b)effectively serving the women’s market and; c) promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership. The toolkit aims to enhance FSPs’ institutional policies, practices and performance towards - Increasing targeted outreach to women clients through gender-sensitive products and services; and promoting workforce gender diversity in management and leadership.
Born out of a partnership with the UN Statistics Division, this innovative tool enables countries to address measurement gaps that impede monitoring national policies and leverage the power of the Agenda 2030 to help resolve problems tactically. It provides an analytical framework and a multi-stakeholder methodology to enable a team of national experts from National Statistical Offices, concerned Ministries and other parts of the data community, including non-traditional data sources, to design a short-term action plan with a focus on addressing institutional impediments to data collection, production and utilization. The objective is to bring together data producers, holders and users and help them achieve their goals for the lowest cost within one year.
This tool was developed by the Environment and Development Division (EDD) of UNESCAP in close consultation with policymakers of Mongolia and engaging a wide range of stakeholders. It walks one through a 10-step process towards integration of the SDGs using a participatory systems thinking approach for the creation of a sustainability outlook report and enabling the attraction of finance for sustainable development at the national or city level.
The Accelerator Labs are UNDP’s new way of working in development. Together with our core partners, the State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany, 60 labs serving 78 countries will work together with national and global partners to find radically new approaches that fit the complexity of current development challenges.
The labs will transform our collective approach by introducing new services, backed by evidence and practice, and by accelerating the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. Sense-making, collective intelligence, solutions mapping and experimentation will be part of the new offer from UNDP to governments.
SDG Integration is a systems approach to complex development challenges. It promotes learning to help countries reach their development ambitions. By harnessing systemic approaches, SDG integration connects issues across sectors and thematic areas and leverages the creativity and know-how of all of society – from national and sub-national governments and communities to civil society, academia and the private sector – to build solutions that respond to people’s daily realities.
To help policymakers craft trade and investment agreements that support sustainable development objectives, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) created the Sustainability Toolkit for Trade Negotiators. The toolkit shows how specific provisions within the agreements might better serve those broad goals, citing over 200 text examples drawn from some 90 existing agreements.
The Decent Jobs for Youth knowledge facility is a digital platform of tools, publications, databases, thematic resources and more to support evidence-informed action on youth employment.
It leverages the collective experience of multiple partners to share curated, state of the art knowledge and to facilitate learning opportunities for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth employment policies and programmes.
Different communities experience challenges differently. In each situation, there are different: actors; socio-economic, cultural, and environmental contexts; resources available; legal and socio-economic frameworks; and incentives or challenges. Therefore, development agents must be able to adapt the 2030 Agenda in a way that is relevant and flexible to context and democratizes the developmental process, by increasing their self-sustainability capacity.
This tool offers a catalogue of strategies that can help development agents working in any area: poverty, health, education, etc – make their initiatives more self-sustainable. All strategies are based on the experiences of development initiatives that have been explored in different parts of the world.
The mission of Global Schools is simple; provide the necessary tools and resources for schools and teachers to educate their students on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In working with educators, the program aims to transform learning environments globally and make schools the hubs of education and leadership on the SDGs, ultimately empowering students to prioritize sustainable development in their lifestyles, behaviours, education and professional careers.