This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was developed by the Division for Sustainable Development Goals and the Division of Public Institutions and Digital Governance of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The objective of the self-paced e-learning course is to strengthen the capacity of National Stakeholders to design, adapt and implement integrated and coherent plans and policies and improved decision making among national stakeholders (policy makers, senior planners, civil society, academics and private sector) involved in recovery planning (i.e., Covid-19) and rebuilding towards SDGs implementation.
With its recovery focus and attention to advancing systems thinking and co-creation skills among national stakeholders, this e-learning course on ‘Integrated Recovery Planning and Policy Coherence Towards the SDGs’ serves as timely compliment to the growing suite of e-learning courses on integrated approaches across the UN system, such as the UN Sustainable Development Group’s ‘Primer on the SDGs’ hosted by the UN Staff System College, and its e-course on ‘Integrated Approaches to Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support for the SDGs’ hosted by UNICEF/UNDP.
The e-learning course builds on UNDESA and UNITAR's partnership throughout 2019 by jointly organizing regional workshops where many participating countries shared case studies and discussed challenges encountered in the formulation and implementation of integrated and coherent policy plans. It also builds on the implementation of UNDESA Development Account project “Implementation of national sustainable development strategies in selected countries in Africa and Latin America” that was implemented in three (3) representative countries in Costa Rica, Egypt and Ethiopia between 2016-2020.