Mandating and delivering
In December 2016, more than one year after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) 2017-2020, which is the policy instrument aimed at aligning the UN development system with the SDGs.The process that led to the QCPR spanned two years of intense negotiations and consultations between Member States, the UN system, and external experts.Now Mastercard (MA) and Visa (V) are mandating payment terminals to include contactless payments by 2020.This should deliver a pronounced step up in contactless payments, but it also means an upgrade wave coming to payment terminals from Verifone (PAY), First Data (FDC), Ingenico and others.Gaps in Addressing the SDGs and Proposed Reforms The Dalberg report found that the first five SDGs (poverty, hunger, health, education, and gender), which overlap with most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) currently receive the highest allocation of expenditure and personnel, accounting for 52% of expenditure.Of these, SDGs 2 (zero hunger), 3 (good health and wellbeing) and 16 account for 19%, 17.5% and 12.5% of total expenditure, respectively.Growth may also be aided by shoppers wanting to avoid the slower speeds of chip card transactions, which are presently replacing magnetic swipes. Globally, figures are predicted to rise from 15 percent to 53 percent, reflecting the technology’s greater popularity in countries like Poland, Japan, and the U. The UN Secretary-General was mandated to present reform proposals for the UN development system, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Mohammed also announced that a reference group of individuals with experience in development practice and policy had been put in place, to serve as an informal “sounding board” to test ideas for upcoming proposals.To maximize compliance training efficiency and effectiveness, here are nine tips that can help make this mandatory training more meaningful and memorable: In many healthcare settings, compliance training is an annual grind that requires an inordinate amount of resources to keep staff on track and up to date.Implementing these tactics, along with decentralizing some of the training responsibilities across the organization, can help to keep even the largest organizations in full compliance with the latest requirements and keep staff actively engaged, even when it comes to mandated learning.Effective compliance and regulatory training is a major challenge for most hospitals.In this guest post, Peter Cizik, VP of corporate development at an online training platform, offers nine ways to maximize compliance training efficiency and effectiveness.
Differences between SDGs, the report notes, appear to be determined by the total level of resourcing (with higher shares at the headquarters and regional levels for the SDGs with lower expenditures), coupled with the business models of the most relevant UN development system entities for the respective SDG.