World Public Sector Report 2019: Sustainable Development Goal 16: Focus on public institutions
Women remain under-represented at all levels of public decision-making says the latest edition of World Public Sector Report, which focuses on the public institutions component of SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions)
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released the 2019 edition of the World Public Sector Report, which focuses on the public institutions component of SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions). SDG 16 is one of the six Goals that will be reviewed in-depth during the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The report titled, ‘Sustainable Development Goal 16: Focus on Public Institutions,’ was prepared by the UN Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) in DESA. The publication includes five chapters on: progress on the institutional dimensions of SDG 16; corruption and the SDGs; budget processes in support of SDG implementation; risk management in public administration in the context of the SDGs; and institutions for gender equality. The report also builds on the institutional principles reflected in the targets of SDG 16 that address public institutions, including effectiveness, transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, inclusiveness of decision-making processes, access to information, and non-discrimination of laws and policies.