PAGE is the pioneer to support offices of UN Resident Coordinators around the world to deliver tailored support to countries, enable cross-fertilization, and leverage the UN System for green economic transformation. It has established new mechanisms that can mobilize the whole of the UN System at country level in support of a circular economy agenda.
Collaborating across the UN System — leveraging its collective knowledge — can accelerate green recovery and green economic transformation. The United Nations development system (UNDS) reforms provide an opportunity to harness the structures in place to improve cohesion across the system, build regional strategies, improve decision-making, and bolster the capacity of UN Country Teams. PAGE is actively engaged in greater coordination and is using this approach to reinforce support to partner countries and to further drive innovative and unified change.
Over the past years, PAGE has established close collaboration with a wide range of action partners at country and global level, aligning support for higher impact. Different alliances and forms of cooperation are possible, subject to each country situation, the sectors/themes it prioritizes for economic transformation and overall development goals.
PAGE promotes economic transformation through dialogue. This arm of our work further informs decision-making and looks to build deeper political will for the Inclusive Green Economy movement. PAGE engages across the UN system, and through the UN Resident Coordinator network, to leverage collective expertise in economic thinking, offering deeper policy advice to partners and contributing to a strengthened global understanding of green economy principles.
PAGE, in close coordination with the United Nations Economist Network (UNEN), established the Green Transformation Economic Advisory Mechanism (Green TEAM) in 2021 to provide deeper support on economics to partner countries.
This mechanism brings together economists from the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UNRCOs), five PAGE agencies, UN Regional Economic Commissions, UN Chief Economist, local academic and research institutes from PAGE partner countries, and international think tanks.
The Green TEAM advises and informs PAGE country and global work on green economic transformation.
This mechanism was further strengthened to respond to the increasing demand from countries in this area of work, including a closer coordination with the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) and UNRCOs. The Green TEAM is seen as a good model for joint delivery by UN agencies on green economic transformation to UN Members States.
Within this framework, PAGE has also launched the Dialogue Series with Offices of UN Resident for peer-to-peer learning and exchange on knowledge and best practices on accelerating fair and green economic transformations.
The work of the Green Transformation Economic Advisory Mechanism (Green Team) ranges from country-level specific support to the contribution to knowledge sharing at global and national level. The Green Team is responsible for PAGE key tools publication: Green Economy Progress Measurement Framework.
Responding to Country Needs
In close coordination with the economists from UN RCOs and PAGE agencies, the Green TEAM offers targeted country-level support to mainstream sustainability considerations to UN and national strategic plans, such as Common Country Analyses (CCAs) and Cooperation Frameworks. The Green Team includes a broad range of areas based on country demand. It covers substantive support to IGE scoping studies, green economic transformation analysis, macroeconomic modelling, update to CCAs, development of as well as on the development of UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs), providing inputs to key national policies, informing strategic policy dialogues.
Green Economy Progress Measurement Framework
PAGE has released a key tool for policymakers, analysts and other stakeholders fo gain understanding on how green economy is progressing in their respective country. The Green Economy Progress (GEP) Measurement Framework helps countries to evaluate their overall progress towards an Inclusive Green Economy and to enable a cross-country comparison of progress. The GEP Measurement Framework complements UN Environment’s previously developed green economy indicators framework (UNEP, 2012; UNEP, 2014; and UNEP, 2015), which uses several types of indicators at different stages of a typical policy-making cycle.
Responding to Global Challenges
PAGE promotes dialogue and partnerships at the global level to promote economic transformation. This informs decision-making and builds deeper political will for climate aligned economic transformation.
PAGE has a catalytic role, providing a starting point for other partners to sustain and further enable an economy wide transformation. P
PAGE drives and shapse important global conversations to inspire a global shift towards inclusive green and circular economy policies and practices and develop necessary skills and capacity through Global Capacity Building and Global Knowledge Development and Sharing.
PAGE welcomes expression of interest to join PAGE as a country partner, as an action partner and as a funding partner. Join us on our journey to accelerate action and delivery towards a green economy.