Capacity Building for the 2030 Agenda

Event Type

Brasilia, 26.02.2018 until 01.03.2018

ENAP - National School of Public Administration, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become universal guideposts for transformative change at the domestic and global level. Achieving progress on the SDGs will require governments to work across policy areas. However, the obstacles to joined-up government are enormous. Immediate economic and social pressures often crowd out longer term strategic policy initiatives. Public budgets and accountability systems are usually aligned with departmental structures and have difficulty tracking outcomes that occur in multiple policy areas and across multiple levels of government. An unprecedented range of public and private actors will need to be consulted and involved in both policy formulation and implementation of the SDGs.

While responsibility for the design of SDG policies lies with legitimate actors, such as parliaments and political leaders, public administration plays an indispensable role for operational implementation. Due to the novel and complex character of sustainability challenges, civil servants are often not adequately equipped to manage the process of translating the 2030 Agenda to domestic frameworks (“localizing the SDGs”).

This innovative seminar is directed towards national schools of public administration and other partners of the Managing Global Governance (MGG) programme that are active in capacity development for the public sector. It aims at strengthening the skills and competencies of experts who design and implement training courses for civil servants with a thematic focus on domestic SDG implementation. In the face of mounting challenges at home and in the world, it is essential to link the modernization of public administration with the principles of sustainable development.

The interactive, practice-oriented format for a group of approximately 30 professionals will enable a peer-to-peer exchange aimed at mutual learning and joint knowledge production. We invite all participants to participate actively in the seminar and to experience various methods of co-creating knowledge and joint products.

Event information

26.02.2018 until 01.03.2018



Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
D-53113 Bonn