Links with NSDI priorities and the SDGs

The outcome is expected to support the GoA to achieve priority 1) EU membership with reference to public administration reform and 2) Consolidate good governance, democracy, and the rule of law of the National Strategy for Development and (European) Integration (NSDI II) 2015-2020. The NSDI II places emphasis on well-functioning legal and regulatory frameworks for businesses, social groups and individuals, leading to greater transparency, accountability, and public participation. The expected outputs and initiatives of UN programme support under this outcome will deliver expertise and support the application of international norms and standards, and encourage analysis and planning to reach vulnerable groups. New skills, systems, and institutional capacities will focus on:

  • A functional and open judicial system with equal access for all;
  • Stronger legislative and electoral processes, that are more inclusive of vulnerable groups and women;
  • Integrated border management;
  • The strengthening of mechanisms to safeguard the State’s human rights commitments;
  • A reformed public administration and modern, professional civil service;
  • A more integrated and concerted approach in the fight against corruption;
  • Decentralized government services and empowered local government;
  • The provision of quality and comparable statistical information; and
  • Better cooperation and partnership between government and civil society. 


UN programme support will also contribute to GoA efforts to achieve several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets from the following list:



Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

5.c Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard

10.7 Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels