Presentation on theme: "Administrative Agents – Value for Money UNDG – Donor Meeting [New York – 11 February 2012]"— Presentation transcript:
Administrative Agents – Value for Money UNDG – Donor Meeting [New York – 11 February 2012]
Role of Administrative Agent MPTF Office Mission: "To provide transparent and accountable fund management services to the UN system to enhance its coherence, effectiveness and efficiency"
Key functions of Administrative Agent Key functions (as per AA protocol) Receipt of contributions from donors Administration of funds received Disburse funds to PUNOs based on instructions from Steering Committee / Resident Coordinator Consolidate statements and reports, based on submissions provided by each PUNO Provide final narrative and certified financial reporting Disburse funds to any PUNO for any additional costs of the task that the Steering Committee may decide
Other Functions of Administrative Agent Support key life-cycle events for MDTF / JP -Provide advice during establishment (MOUs; SAAs) -Process extensions -Follow-up on closure Ensure transparency – public website Knowledge management and innovation -Document lessons learned (Annual reports) -Support continuous improvement (e.g. JP review) -Advise Steering Committees -Innovate (GATEWAY; National Funds)
Key performance indicators KPIs to measure AA performance (example MPTF Office) 750 million in annual deposits by donors No outstanding receivables overdue for > 1 year 90% - 95 % of fund transfers to PUNOs within 3 – 5 days 100 % of certified financial statements ready by 31 May 75% annual reports submitted to donors by 31 May and 95 % by 30 June Number projects operationally and number projects financially closed in ERP system Number Funds / JPs financially closed
Value of the AA within broader framework AA function
Value for Money – for UN-system AA role: To provide transparent and accountable fund management services to the UN system to enhance its coherence, effectiveness and efficiency From DaO Evaluation – summary report: Additional financial resources from the One Fund proved crucial in motivating more organizations to work together. As innovative mechanisms for unearmarked and predictable funding, these funds can facilitate responses to national needs and priorities, especially on cross-cutting issues. The role of the MPTF Office as AA of the One Fund helped to introduce some uniformity in financial approaches.
Value for Money – for programme countries From 2006 Independent evaluation IRFFI: MDTF reduces political and implementation risks to donors and government through pooling resources From New Deal (G7+) - Strengthen capacities: we will increase the proportion of funds for capacity development through jointly administered and funded pooled facilities From DaO Evaluation – summary report: The One Fund modality has ensured better alignment with and more flexible responses to national priorities Pilot countries have demonstrated increased national ownership and leadership. From JP Review: reduction of transaction costs for government
Value for Money – for donors From JP Review: reduction of transaction costs for donors From DaO Evaluation – summary report: One Budgetary Framework approach has fostered Government leadership and close interaction among Governments, donors and UN entities throughout the resource management cycle. From MPTF Office Client Survey – opportunities for improvement improve Annual Narrative and Financial Reports submission. improve explanation of the UNDG SAA