Post2015 Learning Hub

Courses tagged with "post2015 learning hub": 6

This course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 5 days, dates for 2015 to be announced soon

Course Objective

The UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR and other UN Agencies, offers its services to the leadership of UN Country Teams and programme staff alike with a view to build capacity to integrate human rights into all policy and programming processes. UNSSC led the update of the HRBA Common Learning Package in 2011 which ensured the inclusion of results-based management (RBM) elements and programmatically relevant information on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, and has conducted several train-the-trainer workshops on the Common Learning Package (  through which a critical mass of resource persons from various UN Agencies was built) and is developing a number of e-learning tools.  

This course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE.

Duration: 17-21 November 2014, New York

Course Objective

The UN is increasingly interacting with new, emerging and "non-traditional" development partners whether these are philanthropic foundations, multinational companies etc. With a view to better equip UN staff to engage with such new partners, the Building partnerships for development effectiveness course is focused on the UN "imperative" for partnership development. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the reasons the UN should invest in the expansion of its partnerships; familiarise themselves with the ongoing process to develop policy, guidance and tools that support the UN in its task to partner; gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities regarding partnership development; will be exposed to the partnership thinking of philanthropic foundations, civil society and the business sector; and will acquire specific skills needed to build substantive and sustainable partnerships.

This course is provided by UNSSC for a FEE.

Duration: 5 days, 13-17 October 2014

Course Objective

For more than 25 years, and notably since Amartya Sen’s publication “Development as Freedom”, the UN system has recognized the need to reflect on the linkages between economic opportunities, political freedoms, social facilities, transparency guarantees and protective security.  Technical solutions, however ably formulated, are not enough: political processes, informal institutions and power relations play a vital role in the success or failure of development interventions. And, development is about much more than what government can or cannot do, or should or should not do.

Successful development assistance requires a deep understanding of the social, economic, political and cultural context in which the UN operates.

Explicit attention to the political economy in which we operate and the consistent application of risk management tools provide an important means towards the understanding that “ …individuals live and operate in a world of institutions, and that our opportunities and prospects depend crucially on what institutions exist and how they function” (Sen).

Different UN agencies have developed and applied different tools and approaches to political economy, and have done so with varying rates of success. What can the UN system learn from existing approaches, how can we bring more consistency and coherence in the way we work as ‘One’, and what does that mean for our development effectiveness?

The UN System Staff College, in partnership with other UN Agencies such as UNFPA and UNDP, has developed a 4-day course focused on strengthening political economy skills for UN programming and policy development. Skills strengthened will support more effective and politically feasible development strategies, ensure more realistic expectations of what can be achieved, and help outline the risks involved.

A strong political economy analysis and risk management approach to UN programming will contribute to enhancing the strategic nature of the UN’s work, and strengthen the UN’s engagement with different actors and sectors by providing frameworks for understanding the various incentives and constraints at the country, sector and project level. A solid political economy analysis will serve as important tools for risk management, and will strengthen the development effectiveness of the UN by focusing on ‘informed choice’ and the possibilities for positive change.


This course is offered by the UNSSC for a FEE. 

Duration: 5 days, 22-26 September

Course Objective

Corruption is found in rich and poor, developing and developed countries alike, albeit in different forms and magnitude. Evidence confirms that corruption hurts the poor disproportionately and hinders efforts to achieve the MDGs by reducing access to social services and diverting resources away from investments in infrastructure, institutions and social services. Corruption also undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish.

On 14 December 2005 the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) entered into force. As of November 2011 it has been ratified or acceded to by 156 States. It is widely accepted as the international framework guiding the fight against corruption and it provides common standards for national policies, institutions and practices in the areas of preventing corruption and criminalization and law enforcement. It also enshrines the need for capacity development to meet these standards, through technical assistance and information exchange. It links corruption to sustainable development, national stability, human security, democracy and the rule of law.

Corruption exacts a higher price on poor people, whether in the forms of bribes, as an invisible additional ‘tax’, or by lowering the quality of services they are entitled to, and it must therefore be tackled in the context of the wider political economy of public sector governance in each country.

Like Member States, UN Agencies are expected to use the framework in their anti-corruption and broader programming activities. Mainstreaming anti-corruption is most likely to be successful if it is closely integrated into overall policy and program guidance, and for the UN system that will include the need to integrate anti-corruption into the UNDAF and national programming processes.

In view of the UN’s long standing experience in integrating international normative standards into domestic legislation and national development plans and policies, UNSSC, in close collaboration with UNODC and UNDP is developing a Resource Package and Training Materials for use in an upcoming inter-agency ToT focused on the application of anti-corruption as an important programmatic consideration into the UN programming process.

This online course is provided by UNDP for FREE

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access

Course Objective

The online course has been developed by UNDP the Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for Development Policy, and the Learning Resources Centre of the Office of Human Resources, Bureau of Management, with support from practitioners and offices around the world.

The course builds on UNDP’s accumulated knowledge and experience on anti-corruption programming and has benefited from substantive contributions from partners and donors including UNODC, U4, NORAD, AusAID and UN Staff College in Turin. 

The course is divided into four lessons. These include:

  • Concepts and definitions of corruption and anti-corruption.
  • Linkages between anti-corruption and development.
  • Norms, standards and frameworks at the global, regional and country level to fight corruption.
  • UN’s niche in anti-corruption programming using UN Convention against Corruption as an entry point.

This course is offered by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: To be announced. Expected period is FIRST QUARTER of 2015. 

Course description

The effective use of data for public policy is of critical importance to the UN in its efforts to strengthen evidence-based programming and policy development. Generating, analysing, presenting and using data is of growing importance in our efforts to support Member States in this regard. All countries need to get “data and statistics ready” for Post-2015.

The new UN inter-agency course will be developed with a view to strengthen the skills of UN staff in selecting, creating, using  and interpreting  data and statistics. This will be done with a particular focus on public policy-making and implementation, and build on both traditional ways of data analytics as well as more recent applications related to for instance mobile technology, crowdsourcing and big data.


Category: Data Revolution