Promoting Social Inclusion: “Valorizing Evidence on Inclusive Social Development to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”

Promoting Social Inclusion: “Valorizing Evidence on Inclusive Social Development to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”

UNESCO, with the support of Malaysia Funds-in-Trust, is delivering a capacity-building project to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and, in particular, its inclusive social development goals in Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The project is designed to improve the availability, accessibility and usage (referred to as valorization) of research and evidence in inclusive policy and planning processes in each of the target countries.

The project will be carried out in four stages:

  1. Analysing challenges and opportunities for improved valorization of evidence in inclusive policy and planning;
  2. Developing and supporting the application of concrete scenarios and operational protocols for valorization of evidence;
  3. Running national interdisciplinary brokerage and capacity building platforms that connect knowledge producers, policy makers, social and economic working in the area of inclusive social development; and
  4. Developing and deploying an online facility that enables sustained (within and beyond the lifetime of this project) co-innovation, crowd-sourcing and systematic exchange between all stakeholder groups

Key Activities

During the implementation period, the project had conducted the following activities:

Malaysia

IKMAS/UKM has been selected as the Lead National Implementing Partner. The National Working Group in Malaysia decided to focus on the area of social protection of women, children and elderly. It was also decided that the choice of the policy focus was validated by the Minister KPWKM. The working group in Malaysia agreed on the following timeframe (the timeframe is contingent upon the signature of the contract and transfer of funds by end of September):

Philippines

UP-CIDS has been selected as the Lead National Implementing Partner. Extensive discussions led by the Lead National Implementing Partner (UP-CIDS) resulted in the identification of healthcare policy for the focus of the project. In particular, the National Working Group decided to focus on the issue of healthcare workforce in community-based health systems, and the relevant policies and institutions. The working group in the Philippines agreed on the following time frame (the timeframe is contingent upon the signature of the contract and transfer of funds by end of September):

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