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Formal/Informal Institutions for Citizen Engagement for implementing the Post 2015 Development Agend

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), through its Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) is organizing, in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) an expert group meeting (EGM) on "Formal/Informal Institutions for Citizen Engagement for Implementing the Post 2015 Development Agenda" in Paris, France, on 20-21 October 2014.

The EGM aims to:

Examine ways in which governments can address increasingly complex issues through more effective collaboration with non-State actors

Examine how formal and informal institutions interact in the context of citizen engagement to identify the implications, challenges and opportunities this poses for development             management

Provide recommendations on ways to achieve greater coherence between formal and informal citizen engagement in development management.The implementation of the post- 2015 development agenda can benefit from guidance on improving public service  delivery through engaging non-State actors and addressing challenges while leveraging opportunities provided by informal institutions for citizen  engagement.

The implementation of the post-2015 development agenda can benefit from guidance on improving public service delivery through engaging non-State actors and addressing challenges while leveraging opportunities provided by informal institutions for citizen engagement.

The meeting is expected to bring together international experts, including practitioners and researchers, government officials, as well as officials from international and civil society organizations and the private sector.