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1 Unite and Deliver Why UN organizations need to work together and provide more coherent, effective and relevant support to countries Inyang Ebong-Harstrup unite and deliver effective support for countries

2 As countries develop, the world is changing. We have a chance to serve this world

3 We have the vision and the opportunity to make the UN more coherent and effective.

4 The UN system’s global presence gives it unique advantages in supporting countries. UN Programme Countries

5 To be more than the sum of our parts, we have to work together strategically.

6 We need to focus on our comparative advantages in the new aid environment. Net ODA from OECD DAC countries to multilateral institutions at constant 2006 prices and exchange rates (millions USD)

7 The Millennium Development Goals give the UN system a common framework for action. The 2015 deadline is approaching.

8 We also need to adapt the UN development system to new threats and challenges. Food Crisis Financial and Economic Crisis Climate Change and Disasters

9 UN Coherence builds on the existing reform agenda set by Member States.

10 Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review Highlights Acknowledges ongoing efforts to become more coherent Reaffirms need to enhance relevance, effectiveness, accountability and credibility of UN system UNDAF as UN system’s common programming tool Emphasizes national ownership Says UN orgs should further harmonize and simplify their business procedures to reduce transaction costs and step up their efforts to rationalize their country presence through common premises, and expand common shared support services and business units in order to reduce overhead costs.

11 The UN Development Group has become the third pillar of the Chief Executives Board. Global policies and coordination High-level policy decisions CEBHLCMUNDGHLCP

12 Chief Executives Board CHAIR High-Level Committee on Management CHAIR United Nations Development Group Working Group on Resident Coordinator System Issues Working Group on Joint Funding, Financial and Audit Issues Working Group on Country Office Business Operations Issues Working Group on Programming Issues UNDG-ECHA Working Group on Post-Crisis Transition Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs UNDG Advisory Group Development Operations Coordination Office CHAIR High-Level Committee on Programmes CEB Secretariat The UNDG focuses on coordinating operations at the country level. UN Country Teams (136) Regional Directors Teams (6)

13 DOCO supports UNDG common policies and the RC System. 1. We provide direct support for effective UN country operations that deliver high-quality development results. 2. We strengthen the role of the UN at the country level by facilitating UNDG dialogue on development policies and efforts to build consensus on coordination. 3. On behalf of the UNDG, we act as the guardian of the Resident Coordinator System. 4. We collect and disseminate UN development system knowledge and best practices.

14 Development Operations Coordination Office Directorate Support to UNDG Meetings and Working Groups Business Unit Programme Support and Global Quality Standards Resident Coordinator System Support Crisis and Post Conflict Coordination Support Country Office Business Operations and Funding, Delivering as One, Expanded Funding Window

15 Key requirements for UN Coherence, Effectiveness and Relevance Keep the momentum Apply lessons learned from Delivering as One Manage complexity of parallel security, humanitarian and development structures Balance inclusiveness with effectiveness Implement UNDG Management and Accountability System Strengthen capacities of UN system staff

16 UNDG is driving the UN development system to become more strategic, coordinated and aligned with national priorities. Common Country Assessments and UN Development Assistance Frameworks Harmonized and simplified programming cycles, tools and procedures More joint programmes Stronger Resident Coordinator System Reduced transaction costs Better quality assurance and oversight

17 Delivering as One is an effort to provide more coordinated, effective and relevant support. Uruguay

18 The eight pilots have developed different models to Deliver as One.

19 We set priorities based on national needs, UNCT capacity and comparative advantage, and the support of key partners. Rwanda signs its One Programme. The Government strongly supports Delivering as One.

20 The host Governments now have a more comprehensive overview of UN assistance. One Programme One Empowered Leader and Team One Budgetary Framework One Office

21 Delivering as One helps “decrease fragmentation, duplication and internal competition for resources.”

22 Remaining challenges include funding, business practices, transaction costs, alignment and use of national capacities.

23 More countries are taking steps to work together better as they roll out new UNDAFs.

24 The UNDG is taking further steps to improve coherence, effectiveness and relevance. Integrated approach to operations and programming UNDAF Guidelines revised Adopting “UNDAF Action Plan” Strengthened RC/UNCT performance appraisal and accountabilities

25 The UNDG is taking further steps to improve coherence, effectiveness and relevance. UNDG Toolkit for Improved Functioning of the UN Development System Expanded Delivering as One Funding Window Proposal for enhanced UNCT support Plan to simplify country reporting requirements

26 Member states agree on the way forward: “the continuing and deepening intergovernmental work of the General Assembly on system-wide coherence will focus exclusively and in an integrated manner on ‘Delivering as one’ at country and regional levels, harmonization of business practices, funding, governance, and gender equality and the empowerment of women”

27 The UNDG is following two tracks in its accelerated response to the TCPR. Continue special support, share lessons Delivering as One Pilots More support to improve coherence and UNDAFs UNDAF roll-out countries

28 Thank you for your attention unite and deliver effective support for countries


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