Phase I: What should be the governance building blocks for a post-2015 agenda?
Phase I (19 November – 2 December) will reflect on the lessons that have emerged about the role of governance in the achievement and sustainability of the Millennium Development Goals and other international development goals. The overall guiding question of this phase of the e-Discussion is: What should be the governance building blocks for a post-2015 agenda?
Specific guiding questions include:
- Dimensions of governance: How can multiple dimensions of governance be included in a global development framework? To what extent has governance been reflected in the current MDGs? How has the context of governance—including opportunities and challenges—changed since the MDGs were conceived? How do governance and (in)equality, including gender inequality, affect one another? What lessons have emerged regarding the importance of specific components of governance for the achievement and sustainability of the MDGs and other IADGs? Why is governance relevant for the achievement and sustainability of development priorities? What are experiences at the sub-national, national, regional and global level in this regard?
- Feasibility of goals: Would it be desirable or feasible to propose governance goals and targets in specific areas? What are alternative approaches?
- Some areas of examination could include:
- Civic participation that includes the rights of indigenous peoples, minorities, youth, persons with disabilities, older persons, migrants (legal or otherwise), amongst others;
- Capacities of public institutions (including for the administration of justice, democratic participation, and personal security) at national or sub-national level;
- Global governance (global institutions, mechanisms and instruments); global partnerships and policy coherence at all levels (i.e. in areas such as trade, the environment, justice, etc.)
- Role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in governance: What might be the role of ICTs in building institutional capacity? In mobilizing civic participation and empowering individuals and groups around the world?