Despite reforms initiatives brought in the public service over the years, the government of Mauritius is fully conscious that the unprecedented and rapidly changing environment triggered by the digital and 4th industrial revolution requires a paradigm shift, not only in the manner Government establishment is organised and operates, but also, in the organisational culture, behaviour and attitude of public officers. The component 3 of the Inclusive Development and Public Sector Efficiency (IDPSE) project implemented by UNDP in Mauritius aims to contribute to this transformation of the Public Sector.
The mauritian public sector at present, stands at the cross roads of a transformation journey which will lead it onto the path of providing highly superior and efficient services-centred on citizens’ aspirations and needs. Such transformation is a sine qua non in maintaining and sharpening the competitive advantage of Mauritius as a small island developing state economy in a fiercely competitive global landscape.
UNDP and in collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms organized a 3-day customised training programme for the benefit of members of the Transformation Implementation Committees (TIC) which has as objective at imparting the right skills and knowledge to the latter in supporting them in their mission to become agents of change for transformation in the Public Service.
Goal 17 which relates to Partnerships to Achieve the Goals remains especially important to strengthen domestic resources from multiple sources to achieve the SDG agenda and to build capacity to support the implementation of effective and targeted capacity building to contribute to national plans. Concurrently, the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and the SDGs position strong institutions both as a cross-cutting issue to achieve the other goals. Resilient institutions are paramount to achieving social accountability, human capital development and Agenda 2030.The strengthening of national institutions, especially, the public sector, to deliver on the SDGs is seen as a priority for many UN Member States. The UNDP has been instrumental in many countries building on a long tradition of work and good governance.