Reform of the UN development system cries out for higher goals

Baumann, Max-Otto
External Publications (2021)

published on www.passblue.com, 08.12.2021

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The author acknowledges progress in reforming the United Nations development system, but points out that the overarching reform goal — delivering better on the 2030 Agenda — has received comparatively little attention in recent assessments of reform implementation. Based on research carried out at the DIE, the author argues that change has been limited in key areas such as SDG integration, the UN's role in holding up human rights, and focus on transboundary challenges. To achieve greater impact for the 2030 Agenda, UN organizations should adjust their operating model, focusing more on generating knowledge and contributing to national policy-making.

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