In 2021, Cepei, with support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, undertook to assess the United Nations Development System’s (UNDS) regional reform roll-out. In addition to analyzing UN documents and reports, Cepei conducted three (virtual) experts meetings, consulted the regional Agencies Funds and Programs (AFPs) offices and Regional Commissions (RCs), and interviewed UN Staff, member states, civil society, academia, and think tanks in the five regions.
This document presents the findings on three aspects of the inquiry:
I. How each of the regions interpreted the Secretary-General’s mandate;
II. What each region has implemented thus far in terms of the Regional Collaborative Platforms, Issue Based Coalitions, and Knowledge Management Hubs;
III. The outputs that have resulted from the reform roll-out thus far.
Due to the disruptions of COVID-19, documentation of the regional reform roll-out is limited. However, by aggregating the available information in this document, the hope is to enable the UN system and its external stakeholders to take inventory of the progress made thus far and identify opportunities going forward.