Improving public service delivery in LDCs
DPADM convened an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) titled “Transfer and adaptation of innovative practices for improved public service delivery in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)”, from 25 to 26 February in New York
Experts discussed the implementation strategy for a new project launched by DPADM in early 2013 that aims to build the capacity of the public sector in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) so as to deliver quality services equitably through the transfer and adaptation of innovative public administration practices.
The experts recommended that DESA and its implementing United Nations partners, namely, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), implement the project by using a collaborative governance approach.
This approach proposes to involve actors from the government, private and civil sectors of LDCs that will be benefiting from the project while prioritizing those innovations in public service delivery that are best suited to assist the recipient LDCs to achieve the MDG targets.
They further recommended that, in identifying relevant innovations, specific attention should be paid to simplicity, cost effectiveness and sustainability of recommended innovations, as well as those innovations that have enhanced potential to employ local human capital and encourage ownership on the part of the local counterparts.
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