2017 UN Public Service Forum - Track 2 - John

Track 2 -- Excellence in Delivering Health Services
Lessons learned from the
United Nations Publics
Service Awards (UNPSA)
John-Mary Kauzya
Chief, Public Administration Capacity Branch, Division for Public
Administration and Development Management - UNDESA
Kauzya@un.org
www.publicadministration.un.org
6/28/2017
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UNPSA Overview
 Recognizes excellence in public service at
the global level.
 Launched in 2003 to promote & support
innovations in public service worldwide.
 Reviewed in 2016 & aligned with the 2030
Agenda and SDGs.
 Organized and managed by UNDESA,
through DPADM.
https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA
UNPSA Purpose
• To promote and reward innovation and excellence in public service
for sustainable development in support of the achievement of the
SDGs and the principle to leave no one behind, which is at the core
of the 2030 Agenda.
• Through a global competition that promotes the role,
professionalism, and visibility of public service, the UNPSA aims to:
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Highlight innovations in governance
Reward excellence in the public sector
Motivate public servants to further promote innovation
Enhance professionalism in the public service
Raise the image of public service
Collect and disseminate successful practices for possible
replication
https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA
UNPSA 2017 Categories
Category 1.
Reaching the poorest and most vulnerable through
inclusive services and participation
Category 2.
Promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in
public service
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Category 3.
Innovation and excellence in delivering health services
* The concern for achieving gender equality and gender sensitive delivery of services is mainstreamed
in and will be assessed under each category.
https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA
2007- 2017 Growth of UNPSA
2007 - 2017 Growth of UNPSA by Region
2007-2015 Number of Nominations by Region
2017 Number of Nominations by Region*
Column1
300
245
250
200
150
100
50
86
36
6
0
Africa
*Please
note new regional group distribution in 2017
Eastern
Europe
Column1
27
Latin
Asia and Western
America the Pacific Europe and
and the
Group
Other
Caribbean
Group
Group
How We’ve Progressed
2017
245
88
36
21
13
Africa
6
Asia and the Pacific
4
Eastern Europe
27
14
10
Latin America and the Caribbean
Western Europe and Others
2017 UNPSA Regional Representation
Number of Nominations
The Western European and
Others Group
7%
The African Group
9%
The Latin American and
Caribbean Group
22%
The Asia-Pacific Group
61%
The Eastern European Group
1%
2017 UNPSA Nominations by Category
Breakdown of Nominations by
Category
200
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
176
135
91
Reaching the Poorest and Promoting Transparency, Innovation and Excellence
Most Vulnerable through
Accountability and
in Delivering Services in
Inclusive Services and
Integrity in Public Service
Health
Participation
2015 UNPSA Nominations by Region
Total Nominations: 638
2017 Nominations – Regional Distribution
Total number of countries: 62
What we have Learnt about Innovation through the
UNPSA
What we have confirmed
1:
Public Sector
Innovates
2:
Poor
countries
innovate
3:
Innovation
breeds
innovation
4: ICT
facilitates
innovation
Drivers of innovation
1: Effective
transformational &
service driven leadership
2: Community
engagement &
Empowerment
3: Collaboration
&Partnerships
4: Capacity building
5: Working in teams
6: Harnessing diversity
7: Future orientation
Long term thinking
8: Monitoring
&evaluation
Measuring change and
impact
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