European Parliament Library

Routledge handbook on the UN and development, edited by Stephen Browne and Thomas G. Weiss

This chapter shows that while the UN development system (UNDS) has benefited from a strong increase in resources over recent years, it suffers from the reliance on a small number of contributing countries and a disproportionate earmarking of funds. While softer forms of such tied funding can be credited with fostering coherence, efficiency, and innovation in the UN’s country-level work, tightly earmarked project funding has substantial, and not yet fully recognized negative implications for the development effectiveness and multilateral functions of the UNDS. Efforts to contain the rise of earmarked funding (which is driven both by political interests of member states and the desire to financially grow UN organizations) and broaden the base of contributors, have so far been ineffective. The UN Funding Compact presents the first systemic answer that brings together member states and UN development organizations. It remains to be seen whether it can slow down harmful funding practices and equip the UNDS with the resources required so that it can act as a catalyst for implementing the 2030 Agenda
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Development, the largest of four UN functions / Stephen Browne And Thomas G. Weiss -- The UN development system : origins, structure, status / Stephen Browne and Thomas G. Weiss -- The UN and development : objectives and governance / José Antonio Ocampo -- Emerging powers, a declining west, and multilateralism / Kishore Mahbubani -- Environment and development in the UN / Maria Ivanova -- Gender equality and the United Nations / Saraswathi Menon -- Human rights and sustainable development : together at last? / Natalie Samarasinghe -- Sustaining peace and the 2030 development agenda / Sigrid Gruener and Henrik Hammergren -- Sustaining peace : changing architecture and priorities for UN peacebuilding / Gert Rosenthal -- What does "leave no one behind" mean for humanitarians? / Peter J. Hoffman -- Migration and development in the UN global compacts / Nicholas R. Micinski -- Funding the UN : support or constraint? / Max-Otto Baumann and Silke Weinlich -- Private finance and partnerships at the UN / Barbara Adams -- The "third UN" : civil society and the world organization / Roberto Bissio -- The UN and World Bank : collaboration toward stronger global governance? / Richard Jolly -- The WTO, the UN, and the future of global development / Rorden Wilkinson -- UN accountability : from frameworks to evidence and results / Richard Golding -- Towards better knowledge management in the UN / Steve Glovinski -- Change in the UN development system : theory and practice / John Hendra and Ingrid Fitzgerald -- Looking to the UN's future / Carsten Staur -- Reforming the UN and governing the globe / Georgios Kostakos -- Reflections : prospects for the UN development system / Stephen Browne and Thomas G. Weiss
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (333 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU
  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE
  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR