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A multistakeholder partnership created a regional indicators-based monitoring system to track pro-poor health policy change across the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a low-income region beset by socio-economic costs of a high disease burden. This stimulated SADC’s Result-Based Regional Monitoring and Evaluation initiative. Extending to all SADC priority areas, Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) enables real-time tracking of regional performance, documentation of results at country level and the facilitation of evidence-based decision-making and learning

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GovTech is a Portuguese public competition that rewards innovative products and services provided by Startups and addressing at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It intends to stimulate the national Startup ecosystem, by promoting a sustainable economic growth, fostering innovation and opening new economic opportunities based on the 2030 Agenda.

The use of blockchain in the voting phase opened to the public was one of the perks of this competition

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ID2020 is a public-private partnership dedicated to improving lives through private and user-controlled digital identity. Today, over 1 billion people live without any form of legal ID, which can leave them economically marginalized and robbed of the opportunity for active citizenship. ID2020 is setting technical standards and launching pilot projects aimed at finding scalable digital identity solutions for world's most vulnerable populations, particularly refugees and stateless persons.

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AID:Tech’s blockchain remittance solution offers affordable, transparent money transfer services to users in and outside of Serbia. Implementation partners, senders and recipients gain traceability over the remittance process with fees >3%; in line with UN SDG 10.C
The solution is developed in partnership with UNDP Serbia and part-funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. The solution launched in September 2018 with the support of the city administration of Nis, Serbia.

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AELOUS is a mid-altitude airborne maritime sensor platform which significantly increases the operating surveillance range by increasing the elevation of the monitoring systems. The Aeolus platform can effectively operate at 450m above the ship – increasing the surveillance area in excess of 11 times of what can be monitored with existing solutions. The platform can be used with multiple lifting systems and can be deployed for many hours. It is being trialled by Naval and Search&Rescue Services.

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Data Science Campus was set up to work at the frontier of data science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to deliver research with impact and build capability across the UK public sector. We build skills and apply tools, methods and practices; creating insight to improve decision-making for public good. We work with UK and international partners, drawing on their expertise and resources, sharing the benefits of our education and research programs widely.

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Globally, public procurement is in desperate need of reform and must embrace the tools, techniques and culture of the digital age. It’s a government’s top corruption risk as it’s where money and discretion collide.

The UK has begun to address this; GDS is leading the Global Digital Marketplace project, which is embedding user-centred, design-led, data-driven and open approaches across digital, data and technology planning, procurement, contracting and service delivery.

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High resolution satellite data were used to make a credible estimate of the number of brick kilns across the ‘Brick Belt’, helping to calculate the scale of modern slavery present. Brick kilns are high slavery-prevalent industries and before this work, the full scale of brick kilns and by proxy, slavery, was unknown, making action from the appropriate agencies difficult. This innovation provides data to help NGOs and governments fight modern slavery. This approach scales in time and space.

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UNDP wanted to understand what strategies women outliers or “positive deviants” in remote and deeply conservative areas which have minimal technology coverage, used to successfully join the workforce, become educated and serve their communities. Positive deviance is an experiential problem-solving approach that identifies locally designed solutions and ensures narratives of the outliers are understood before designing a programme; this is critical for designing behavioural change interventions.

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Illegal and unethical employment practices should not be tolerated where public money is being spent. The Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains calls on all organisations receiving public money directly or via contracts to ensure legal and ethical employment for workers in supply chains. The Code’s commitments are designed to combat modern slavery and exploitative practices and to promote responsible employment to improve workers’ lives in Wales and across the world.

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