Maximising the impact of partnerships for the SDGs – A Practical Guide

The Partnering Initiative and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2018 This guidebook aims at supporting organisations and partnerships to maximise the value created by collaboration towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guidebook deconstructs what 'value' means and the types of value that partnerships can create. It also explores the range of partnerships that can be established and how the nature of the partnership influences the type of value created for the partners and for beneficiaries.

SDG 11 Synthesis Report

UN Habitat, 2018 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Goal 11, one of the 17 SDGs, is about all of these dimensions, with a specific focus on urban areas and settings. This synthesis report is the first publication showing the progress, challenges and opportunities of global monitoring of this Sustainable Development Goal.

Child Participation in Local Governance: A Guidance Note

UNICEF, 2018 This guidance note explores the key considerations for institutions which support child participation in local governance, with the focus on participation in local government structures and processes. The guidance note is based on an extensive literature review and four country case studies of experiences of child participation in local governance including Nepal.

What does it mean to leave no one behind

UNDP, 2018 With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, UN Member States pledged to ensure "no one will be left behind" and to "endeavour to reach the furthest behind first". This paper advances a framework that governments and stakeholders can use to act on their pledge in a way that enables and accelerates progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also seeks to inform the manner in which UNDP works with countries to implement the 2030 Agenda. Five factors are proposed as key to understanding who is being left behind and why: discrimination; place of residence; socio-economic status; governance; and vulnerability to shocks.

Global Goals Yearbook 2018: Partnerships for the Goals

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 2018 Read through the Global Goals Yearbook 2018: Partnerships for the Goals. This year's theme is how private sector engagement is crucial for implementing the SDGs. The 2018 Yearbook highlights that private public partnerships must undergo profound reviews and intense discussions.

Leave No One Behind: How Are Development Assistance Committee Members Answering The Pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

OECD, 2018 This working paper presents and analyses the findings of a survey circulated to members of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) between April and May 2018. The survey investigated the level and extent of commitment to 'leave no one behind' in development co-operation policies, strategies and programming. It also gathered views and evidence from DAC members about the comparative advantage, opportunities, challenges and strategies for answering this pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

World Water Development Report 2019

UN-Water, 2019 The United Nations World Water Development Report, Leaving no one behind, launched 19 March 2019 during the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and in conjunction to the World Water Day, demonstrates how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to addressing various social and economic inequities, such that "no one is left behind" when it comes to enjoying the multiple benefits and opportunities that water provides.

Considering the state: perspectives on South Sudan’s subdivision and federalism debate

Mareike Schomerus and Lovise Aalen; ODI (2016) The report analyses the new changes in the South Sudan’s administrative structure. It recommends what might be the best structure for South Sudan. In 2015 the number of states was increased from 10 to 28. Decentralisation and Federalism are discussed in countries’ context. Especially the relationship between the central and newly constructed local structure is discussed. This report is a practical example of decentralisation which applies theories of deconcentration and devolution in the context of South Sudan.

Humanitarian responses by local actors: Lessons learned from managing the transit of migrants and refugees through Croatia

Maren Larsen, Elma Demir, Maja Horvat; IIED (2016) The Croatian Government managed the transit of 650,000 migrants and refugees in late 2015 and early. This paper analyses the impact of the crises and derives that the decentralisation of resources and capacities in sectors relevant to managing shorter-term humanitarian emergencies or longer-term integration of new citizens is difficult within the current structure of local self-governance in Croatia. Therefore, enhancing the role of local authorities in such situations would likely need to be accompanied by institutional reforms or mechanisms ranging from shared services, to regrouping of functions, or long-discussed administrative and territorial re-organisation in Croatia.

Sub-National Governance in Afghanistan

Aarya Nijat, Kristof Gosztonyi, Basir Feda, and Jan Koehler (2016) This issues paper, by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit and the Afghanistan through the Governance Forum Afghanistan ("Govern4Afg") programme, presents the challenges and opportunities for improving sub-national governance in the country. The paper also provides empirical evidence and conclusions regarding village and district representation in Afghanistan. The authors consider subnational governance structures at provincial, district and municipal levels that are either part of or significantly regulated by the state. Thereby, the paper puts a focus particularly on the influensive shura structure, in which both traditional as well as modern Afghan governance is intertwined, as a key area for potential subnational governance reform.