Public Service Innovations through the South-South Network

On the occasion of the Global South-South Development Expo 2018 in New York, a side event on Public Service Innovation Through South-South Network was held to develop a deeper understanding and broader exchange in the Global South by identifying vital and novel innovations for scaling-up public service innovation. The workshop was organized by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, the Government of Bangladesh and Astana Civil Service Hub, and supported by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs, and Asian Association for Public Administration.

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South-South Network for Public Service Innovation (SSN4PSI)


  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
  • UN Office for South-South Cooperation
  • Government of Bangladesh
  • Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH)
  • Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)


The side event provided a platform to facilitate match-making among participating countries and other relevant stakeholders, facilitate an inclusive understanding of the kind of service delivery innovations that create sustainable impact and process of creating that impact, exhibit proven pathways from innovation prototyping to up-scaling, and explore more broadly the role of public service innovations in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Director of the Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone of the International Labour Organization (ILO) presented the work of the ILO in supporting the Government of Nigeria in the development and review of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan, highlighting the South-South and Triangular Cooperation modalities that contributed to the process.

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