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Database on Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions

W H A T'S   N E W  UNDESA Economic and Social Councils Bulletin Board, Feb-April 2008

The UNDESA Database on Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) and similar institutions contains a per-country Global Directory of institutions and other bodies or arrangements within the government structure that directly or indirectly provide for civil society organizations to engage in policy dialogue.

The Database includes only national economic and social councils and other similar institutions that address the processes of macro-economic policy making. Though the primary focus of most ESCs are on economic and labour policies, these issues are often mainstreamed along with social, environmental and other issues relating to poverty reduction.

Stemming from its work on participatory governance, the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has taken a particular interest in the significance of ESCs as multi-stakeholder consultative bodies that promote civic engagement in macro-economic policy making, and their unique feature of bringing the concerns and views of civil society organizations, private sector, trade unions, non-governmental organizations and academics into the policy deliberations.

This Global Directory is the initial phase of what the Division plans to expand into a wider body of research that will showcase strategies and best practices that have been instrumental in fostering broad civic participation in public policies. Each Global Directory entry contains contact details and a general description of the mandate, structure, and work of the Council. The directory will be continuously updated, and more detailed country profiles will be added in the future.

Please see the Methodology of the database, including a background note on the Division's work on ESCs.

 
A F R I C A

Benin

Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivore

Guinea

Mali

Mauritius
           

Niger

Senegal

South Africa

Tunisia


           
A S I A

China

Lebanon

Republic of Korea

Singapore

Thailand

           
E U R O P E   A N D     N O R T H   A M E R I C A

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia
           

Finland

France

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy
           

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

Poland
           

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Slovakia


Slovenia


Spain
           
L A T I N    A M E R I C A    A N D    T H E    C A R I B B E A N

Brazil

Jamaica

Peru

Venezuela
   
           
 

Directory on ESC Legislations Establishing ESCs and Similar Institutions
 
Related Publications
Institutionalizing Civic Engagement for Building Trust: The Case of the Economic and Social Councils
UNDESA Development Administration Newsletter on People Matter : Civic Engagement in Public Governance
 
Regional and International Organizations on ESCs and Related Website Links
International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS)
CES Link (Online Cooperation between Economic and Social Councils)
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
International Labour Organization: Thematic Area on Workers and Employers Organizations,
Tripartism, and Social Dialogue
Francophone Union of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (UCESIF) Union of Economic and Social Councils of Africa (UCESA)
For further information, please contact:
    Elia Armstrong, Chief, Development Management Branch
    Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
    Tel No: 1-917-367-2931 Fax No:1-212-963-9681 Email: armstronge@un.org
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