SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals

Follow-up and review (FUR) and the Voluntary National Review (VNR)

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.

ESCAP Trade Analytics Portal

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%).

Trade Process Analysis Database (TPAD)

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.

Public Private Partnership – Qualitative value for money toolkit

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.

Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade

ARTNeT is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in addressing international trade and investment policy and facilitation issues in the context of sustainable development.

ARTNeT is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific with support from several international donors and national development agencies

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Online Module

This is the first module of the ESCAP E-learning Series on Public-Private Parternships (PPPs). The module outlines the main features of PPPs and highlights the differences between PPP and traditional procurement of public infrastructure. The main benefits and limitations of the PPP procurement mechanism are presented. The key questions addressed in this module are: What are PPPs? Why use this procurement mechanism?