Toolboxes

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

On this portal you can quantify the impacts of trade-related policies, from traditional tariffs to behind-the-border measures or institutional arrangements, on bilateral trade flows (imports/exports). Moreover, based on regression results, you can determine the trade potential (get an estimated to actual trade ratio) and generate trade simulations (e.g., what would the effect be on the exports of country X if its trading partners reduce tariffs by 1%).

TINA aims to assist ESCAP member States in the negotiations of trade agreements, with the ultimate objective of enhancing trade in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to guide governments in terms of whom they should negotiate with, what they should negotiate, and lastly, what will be the benefits of their negotiations.

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. 

 

This stakeholder engagement planning and assessment tool has three integrated elements: four “dimensions” of meaningful stakeholder engagement for the 2030 Agenda; a framework of indicators of meaningful stakeholder engagement; and an assessment guide. The tool responds to the need for a practical way to describe meaningful stakeholder engagement, and to identify gaps that need to be filled. The tool has been developed under a partnership of ESCAP and the International Association for Public Participation.

This toolkit is a set of comprehensive training materials – PPT and exercises that aim to facilitate and enable national experts – government officials, academics, UN Country Teams to run training workshops for senior to junior government officials and other audiences on integrated policies, systemic thinking and policy coherence for the SDGs.