United Nations Development Programme

For Support Of The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel On The Post-2015 Development Agenda

This is a supplemental grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the direction of the Secretary-General, UNDP is convening a high-level panel consisting of representatives from governments, the private sector, academia, civil society, and youth to advise on the global development agenda at the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goal time frame. This grant will support the research, outreach, and operations teams and provide funding for international meetings to inform the high-level panel recommendations. These recommendations will serve as the framework for goals to be agreed upon by U.N. member states by 2015.
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for practical and resilient data systems in Uganda’s new cities  
The government of Uganda is planning to create 15 new cities from existing towns by the end of 2023. This will create new opportunities, but it will also put a strain on infrastructure and services. As a result, data and evidence use in decision making at this urban level, together with sound governance of that data and evidence, will be critical to these new cities' success. To prepare for this, three current Hewlett Foundation grantees based in Uganda — Sunbird AI, UN Global Pulse Lab Kampala, and ToroDev — will work together with the new city authorities in Fort Portal and Jinja to identify these cities' core data and evidence needs; train city officials on how to use data and evidence to make decisions; support the institutionalization of data use at the city level; and pilot new data and AI technologies to aid in decision making. This grant is for UN Global Pulse Lab Kampala's portion of the collaboration and plays an important role in ensuring a clear through line between the government of Uganda's national data strategy (which Pulse Lab Kampala is coordinating), and this emergent work at the local (urban) level.
for support of a Dialogue on Gender Equality and Taxation  
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality by helping countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and institutional capabilities. Under its Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025, UNDP aims to help shift the economic and social structures that generate and perpetuate discrimination including via gender responsive fiscal and economic policies. This grant will support UNDP to organize a Dialogue on Gender Equality and Taxation aiming to generate awareness and shared knowledge of gender issues in tax systems. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)

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