Economic Development

Investing in Public Sector Leadership and Management to Accelerate Sustainable Development

November 18, 2021  • Aspen Global Innovators Group

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This is report that has been developed by the High Level Council on Leadership and Management forĀ Development, which is hosted by the Aspen Institute, calling on governments and development institutions to ramp up investment in building public sector leadership skills as a necessary step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The report rallies for a shift in approach to developing public sector leaders and teams, and emphasises on-the job approaches that address existing gender inequalities and that incorporate coaching, experiential learning, and peer learning. It makes the case that this effort will pay dividends as teams of civil servants become more effective and efficient, which in turn will attract new talent to public service.