Resident Coordinators use their convening power to rally development partners

Resident Coordinators are bringing together partners across all sectors in support of policy solutions and means of implementation for the SDGs

RC engagement with stakeholders at the country level

Per cent (%) of RCs and UNCT members surveyed reporting that RCs engaged the following categories of stakeholders to a “great” or “moderate” extent. Source OIOS, 2023

Resident Coordinators engage key partners to steer and align their priorities with country needs reflected in national development plans to deliver the commitments of the Cooperation Frameworks

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Resident Coordinators chaired or co-chaired with governments a development partner coordination mechanism in 98 countries, in 2023

The Dialogue-Consultation Table with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) for the Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 established by the Resident Coordinator in the Dominican Republic is helping to identify entry points for cooperation between the UN team and relevant IFIs

In Equatorial Guinea, a dialogue with the Africa Development Bank is ongoing to ensure synergies with their new country programme

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The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are increasingly involved in strategic planning for the preparation of the new country Cooperation Framework

Resident Coordinators are also ensuring participatory engagement in SDG policy dialogues

Donor governments on the RC convening multi-stakeholder dialogues with governments and donors to support and enable policy coherence and policymaking aligned to the SDGs

Source: DESA survey of contributing Governments, 2023

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71% of contributing countries agree that Resident Coordinators convened multi-stakeholder dialogues for policy coherence and SDG policy making.


    In Rwanda, a UN country team partnership with the Digital Public Goods Alliance, the Ministry of Education, and key business partners is enabling more educational institutions to leverage digital learning as part of inclusive and transformative education reform for 2023-2027.



    In Ghana, a UN-private sector collaboration and support to the West Africa Deal and Ghana Impact Summit connected capital providers to some of West Africa’s vibrant impact funds.



    In the Philippines, a tri-partite coalition of the UN country team, the Department of Health and the World Bank focused on reducing childhood stunting by 30% through integrated investment policy and increased budgetary allocations. 



    In Kazakhstan, supported by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP)’s International Methane Emissions Observatory, the UN country team has been enabled to work together with relevant ministries and national oil and gas operators to help address emissions disclosure in the sector as a prerequisite for market access and public contracts. 



    In Mexico, the UN country team is supporting the Network of Partnerships for Local Action as a platform for localization of the 2030 Agenda, bringing together over 300 national and sub-national actors, including government, private sector, donors, and civil society organizations. 


    While host governments remain overwhelmingly positive about Resident Coordinator-led partnerships for the SDGs, there has been a slight decline in 2023

    This may be due, in part, to the imposition of cost-curtailment measures on elements of the Resident Coordinator system budget that support convening and partnership development. Resourcing constraints led to frozen recruitment for positions in 52 countries, which has impaired the ability to build and leverage partnerships. 

    Host governments on whether the RC has contributed to leveraging partnerships in support of national efforts to advance the 2030 Agenda and achieve the SDGs

    Source: DESA survey of host Governments, 2023


    The report's resource page can be found here, and the glossary here.

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