This free eLearning course was developed to support city-level capacity building on the topic of plastic waste management. The purpose of this course is to share the latest knowledge and approaches to measuring and managing plastic pollution from land-based sources, in particular cities, for the achievement of local, national and regional goals related to sustainable development.
SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals
A regional e-learning course on Integrated Action on Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Health and Climate for ESCAP member states and stakeholders. The e-learning course was developed in partnership between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and the French Embassy in Thailand.
The E-Learning Tutorial on Follow-up and Review (FUR) and the Voluntary National Review (VNR), by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, is designed to support Member States and policy makers in developing strategies and plans to conduct effective and systematic review of the progress made towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Focal attention is set on the national level and the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), which are at the cornerstone of the Follow-up and Review mechanism.
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.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific's Medium page.
UNNExT Business Process Analysis (BPA) of Trade Procedures has proved to be an effective tool to provide detailed understanding of international trade transactions, and is regarded as the first step to be conducted before undertaking other trade facilitation measures. Over 50 import and export processes have been studied using BPA since 2009 by international organizations such as ESCAP, ECE, ADB, and their member states.
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.