Background and Rationale
The access to and quality of public service delivery is critical to the development of any country, including in the context of implementing, the Internationally Agreed Development Goals (IADGs), particularly the MDGs. Global, regional and national commitments to sustainable development and poverty reduction require that all citizens, men and women, have equal access to quality services, including health, education, water, sanitation, shelter, and other basic services. It is Governments who are entrusted with the responsibility to deliver quality services equitably. If they lack the capacity to do so, the attainment of the MDGs, especially in the LDCs, is unlikely.
This year, in February, UNDESA will organise an Expert Group Meeting on “Transfer and adaptation of innovative practices for improved public service delivery in LDCs”
Session I: Improved public service delivery for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs); Why and how to promote a culture of innovation in the public sectors of LDCs.
Session II: Challenges and opportunities in Transferring Innovative Practices to Public Sectors of LDCs
Special Plenary Session: Introduction of DPADM/UNDESA Project on "Strengthening Capacities of the Public Sector of LDCs for Improved Service Delivery", by Dr. John Mary Kauzya, Chief, PACB/UNDESA