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  1. Kicking off the Albania MAPS mission Ben Slay UNDP senior advisor 16 April 2018, Tirana

  2. Presentation objectives • “MAPS” • Background • Methodology • Mission composition • UN: Issue-based coalitions • Also: World Bank, EU Delegation • Presentation of: • Mission ToRs, deliverables • Report outline • Draft work plan/matrix

  3. Key messages • EU accession and the global Agenda 2030 for sustainable development can be quite consistent • EU 2020 is about “smart, sustainable, inclusive growth” • Agenda 2030 draws heavily on European experience • Montenegrin MAPS report shows EU accession/SDG alignment • Policy coherence devils are in the details • The UN is committed to supporting this policy coherence • In Brussels (Luxembourg): Cooperation with DG NEAR, Eurostat • In Candidate/pre-Candidate countries: “MAPS” missions

  4. Agenda 2030 and the SDGs • At the Sustainable Development Summit in New York in September 2015, UN Member States adopted: • Global Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 • Sustainable Development Goals • 17 goals • 169 targets • 232 indicators • Key features: • Universality • Integration • “Leave no one behind”

  5. Member states expect SDG implementation support • UN Development Group offers “MAPS” platform: • “Mainstreaming”—Alignment of national development strategies, programmes, policies with SDGs • “Acceleration”—Identifying activities that can accelerate progress towards several SDGs simultaneously • “Policy support”—Policy dialogue, technical assistance on national sustainable development challenges, responses • Technical experts from UNDG agencies—and World Bank—visit countries, at government request • 25 countries had MAPS missions during 2016-2017 . . . • . . . Another 25 planned for 2018 • Albania: First MAPS mission in Western Balkans

  6. Albania MAPS mission team • Ben Slay (UNDP)—Team leader, representative of UNDG Issue-based Coalition on Social Protection • Nigina Abaszade (UNFPA)—Representative of UNDG Issue-based Coalition on Gender • Keith Holmes (UNESCO)—Representative of UNDG Issue-based Coalition on Data • Bettina Menna (WHO)—Representative of UNDG Issue-based Coalition on Health • Sarangoo Radnaaragchaa (UNECE)—Environment, water, energy • Daniela Zampini (ILO)—Representative of UNDG Issue-based Coalition on Youth • Evis Sulko—World Bank • Edina Halapi—EU Delegation

  7. Albania MAPS mission: Deliverables • Pre-mission (completed): • SDG Dashboard • Concept note on accelerator platforms • Description of a process for setting baseline values and targets for SDG indicators • Post mission (to be addressed in report): • Recommendations concerning natural disaster and climate risk management • A proposal for a national SDG monitoring system • Recommendations on the integration of SDG targets by priority NSDI II pillars • Recommendations to sharpen synergies and complementarities of EU and SDG agendas—key UNCT entry points • Identification of policy areas related to EU acquis chapters that might require UN for support • Recommendations on potential SDG financing options • Recommendations on coordination and partnership aspects for SDGs • Recommendations to the Government on the Volunteer National Report

  8. Where did acceleration platforms come from? • Accelerators unblock obstacles across multiple SDGs • Better “platforms” than individual “drivers” of acceleration • Accelerators should reflect national development priorities

  9. Thank you very much! Ben Slay ben.slay@undp.org