The side-event is designed to make progress towards actualizing the proposed South-South Network for Public Service Innovations. Additionally, it seeks to provide an opportunity for Heads of State and Government, policymakers and development practitioners to share knowledge and experience on the following:
  1. Good practices in advancing South-South Cooperation Framework;
  2. Effective South-South Cooperation framework that helps answer questions on critical issues such as innovations in public service delivery and up-scaling and adaptation of such innovations;
  3. Effective and practical ways of measuring progress against preset targets of achieving SDGs; correlating among inter-related SDG targets; and
  4. The kinds of traditional and modern data collection mechanism/strategies that government and non-government entities can use to effectively track SDG progress.