Training toolkits

Policy cycle, integrated approaches and SDGs

This toolkit is a set of comprehensive training materials – PPTs, exercises, manuals - intended for national experts – government officials, academics, UN Country Teams and others – to enable them to run training workshops for senior to junior government officials and other audiences on SDGs and policy cycle.

This new toolkit developed by UNITAR in collaboration with the UN family explains the theory and practical implications behind policy integration and Leave No One Behind imperatives. Based on this improved understanding, it then aims to support more harmonized approaches towards incorporating the SDGs across the national policy cycle: from integrated planning to aligned budgeting frameworks and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, reviews and reporting. The toolkit is available in two versions. The first version is specifically customized for African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and available in both English and French. The second version is a Generic one in English with world-wide case studies.

Please register your interest for African LDCs toolkit here (English version) and here (French version). After that, you will be contacted by UNITAR and asked to provide 1 paragraph describing your motivation as a basis for access.

The generic version of the toolkit will be available in 2019.

StaTact

UNITAR in partnership with UN Statistics Division (UNSD) developed a problem-solving toolkit “StaTact” in support of monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with support donor support received by UNITAR. As the name suggests it provides Statistical Tactics and Actions, aiming to fill in the SDG-related data gaps by leveraging the governance of data ecosystems and providing realistic low-cost tactic action plans. This toolkit has been test-piloted in 16 countries, including 14 LDCs from Asian and African region and 2 Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The toolkit consists of an analytical tool and includes five stages. First a concrete problem statement and business statement need to be identified, based on which SDG indicators or alternatively indicators from National Development Plans are mapped. Stage 3 uses the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) to analyse the processes of data production and use. Stage 4 based on the Generic Activity Model for Statistical Organizations (GAMSO) allows to map the institutional arrangements that govern these processes. The last stage envisages action planning. The tool is supplemented by a Quick Reference Guide.

You can access the tool here

"Learning Environment for Integrated Planning (LEiP)"

UNITAR and Millennium Institute have jointly developed a simulation game called Learning Environment for Integrated Planning (LEiP) based on the Millennium Institute’s iSDG Integrated Simulation Tool. The learning environment uses a multi-player, asymmetric, multi-laptop blended approach. This game simulates an investment planning process of a country to achieve selected SDGs. This exercise instantly demonstrates progress towards a selected SDG, and shows cross-sectoral effects, as well as synergies and trade-offs with other selected goals. The LEiP uses a model developed on trends characterizing the development of an average LDC, SIDS, middle-income and high-income countries.

Link to the tool will be available soon.

Preparing for Action "National Briefing Package

This integrated toolkit has been created by UNITAR together with UNDG and is being used at country level since May 2015. It contains a briefing package designed for use by national governments and can be easily adapted to each national context. The toolkit includes guidance materials for facilitators, which enables national stakeholders to deliver the workshops themselves. UNITAR experts are available for coaching and support if required. This training package is available to all and is free of charge thanks to donor support received by UNITAR. It is available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian. The toolkit is to be used for organising national briefings with two main objectives: (a) to raise awareness among key governments and national stakeholders about the content of the 2030 Agenda and implications for the country-level; (b) to enable countries to begin preliminary discussions on mainstreaming the agenda into each national context, including the initial mapping of the SDGs in the context of existing national plans and strategies, and to reflect on priority-setting, as well as data, monitoring and review requirements.

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