Toolboxes

Browse through toolboxes, providing access to models, methodologies and guidance to support policy makers in the implementation of the SDGs.

To support Governments in early stage identification and selection of projects suitable to be delivered on a PPP basis, the ESCAP secretariat has developed a Qualitative Value-For- Money Toolkit. Based on international best practice and experiences, the toolkit is designed for screening PPP projects across developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. It contains a set of criteria that Government officials need to consider when assessing whether a project is likely to achieve Value-for- Money (VfM) if delivered as a PPP.

The ESCAP Resource Efficiency Simulation Tool (REST) enables you to simulate potential gains of enhancing material, energy and water efficiency in your country. Using a visually appealing and intuitive design, this tool is designed with the user in mind to deliver maximum impact. 

To get started, select an economy or geographic subregion of interest and run the simulation.

The Youth Toolbox acts as a repository of knowledge, experiences, and good practices, with the aim of providing policymakers with a comprehensive resource facility for developing inclusive and responsive youth policies in a process that optimizes engagement of youth-led organizations. It strives to engage the participation of a range of stakeholders, increasing the amount and diversity of knowledge and views.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Seoul Metropolitan Government and CityNet have established the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform to promote and support knowledge sharing and city-to-city cooperation for sustainable urban development.

The Social Protection Toolbox is a platform that provides support to policymakers and stakeholders for moving toward broader and more robust social protection systems. Using multimedia and data visualization techniques, the Toolbox aims to present the argument for strengthening and broadening social protection in a user-friendly and interactive fashion. 

 

Via Interaxion offers a catalog of health, education, development, environment, migration and peace initiatives around the world to encourage action, interaction, discussion and collaboration among development practitioners.

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.

The Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP, or the Platform) is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact. As a global and national facilitator, it helps partners to optimize their resources and efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by enabling effective collaboration with the broader ecosystem.

Launched in July 2014, under the leadership of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Foundation Center and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), and with the funding support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the MasterCard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and others, this multi-year initiative focuses on philanthropy’s input into the developmental landscape by helping foundations to better understand the opportunities for engaging in global, national, and local development processes.