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1 UN Participating Organisations Briefing January 2009 MDG Achievement Fund

2 Background Agreement signed between Spain and UNDP on 18 December 2006 Euros 528 million + 90 million (24 Sept. 2008) Supporting national priorities through joint UN efforts towards the implementation of the MDGs Supporting the implementation of the Paris Declaration Administrative Agent = UNDP

3 Fund Structure The Global Account: US$ 24 million disbursed to select UN agencies as core voluntary contributions in 2007 The Delivering as One UN Account: Includes contributions to the Coherence/One UN Funds in the pilot countries (to date US$ 32.5 million) Expanded multi-donor Delivering as One funding window launched 24 Sept (Spain, UK, Norway, and Netherlands) The Country Account: Majority of funds (US$ 714 million) go towards joint programmes in 8 thematic windows

4 Progress on Delivering as One Account

5 Thematic Windows 1. Environment and climate change 2. Gender 3. Economic governance 4. Culture and development 5. Youth, employment and migration 6. Conflict prevention and peace building 7. Children, nutrition and food security 8. Development and private sector

6 Eligible Countries AfghanistanCroatiaKosovoPeru AlbaniaCubaLebanonPhilippines AlgeriaDem. Rep. of CongoMacedonia*Sao Tome y Principe* AngolaDominican Republic*Mali*Senegal Argentina *EcuadorMauritaniaSerbia BangladeshEgyptMexicoSouth Africa* BoliviaEl SalvadorMontenegro*Sudan Bosnia & HerzegovinaEquatorial Guinea*MoroccoSyria* BrazilEthiopiaMozambiqueTimor Leste CambodiaGuatemalaNamibiaTunisia Cape VerdeGuinea BissauNicaraguaTurkey ChileHaitiNiger*Uruguay ChinaHondurasOcc. Palestinian Territory Venezuela* ColombiaIraq*PanamaVietnam Costa RicaJordanParaguay* = No approved CN

7 UN Participating Organizations FAOUNFPAUNWTO IFADUN HabitatWFP ILOUNHCRWHO IOMUNICEFWMO ITUUNIDOWorld Bank UNAIDSUNIDO UNCDFUNIFEM UNCTADUNODCECA UN DESAUNOHCHRECE UNDPUNOPSECLAC UNEPUNRWAESCAP UNESCOUNVESCWA

8 UN Agency Budget Share “Other” refers to UN Agencies with less than 4% and includes: IFAD, IOM, UNAIDS, ESCAP, ECLAC, WB, UNCDF, UNEP, UNHCHR, UNHCR, UNHABITAT, UNIDO, UNOPS, UNODC, UNRWA, UNV, UNIFEM and UNWTO

9 Progress All eight windows closed Final decisions awaited for last two windows 75 approved joint programmes for almost $420 million to date 54 signed joint programmes 37 joint programmes with released funds

10 Thematic Windows to Date WindowAllocation (US$)Approved (US$) Gender90,000,00089,640,000 Environment90,000,00089,500,000 Economic Governance60,000,00059,320,000 Youth, Employment and Migration 80,000,00070,281,000 Culture and Development90,000,00095,494,000 Conflict Prevention and Peace Building 96,000,00094,000,000 Children, Nutrition and Food Security 135,000,000 Private Sector and Development 65,000,000

11 Concept Notes 396 (includes last two windows) submitted with 93 approved with one withdrawn Quality of Concept Notes has increased Online system in question

12 Joint Programmes Quality is still an issue (about 50% return rate) Why? Sharing between countries vs. lack of communication between JPs National ownership vs. weak Steering Committee RBM and M&E savvy vs. lack of understanding re concepts JP implementation Lag in recruitment Lead agency Joint implementation and joint management

13 Monitoring and Evaluation Draft strategy ready and being discussed with UNEG Principles: UNEG and DAC/OECD standards Learning and accountability Evidence-based Simple Built on an aggregation scheme Measure, describe, analyze understand the object of study and use results to improve programme and policy performance Elements: Monitoring indicators, field visits, evaluations, meta-evaluations, desk review, and data collection and analysis Report products: Quarterly, annual, field, mid-term evaluation, country evaluations, meta-evaluation/analysis, and MDG reports

14 Knowledge Management lll Draft KM strategy under development Electronic platform Document repository and assessment Participant profiles Thematic dialogues Mapping of interventions All partners included Agency KM Convenor agencies take the lead Case studies, analysis, lessons learned etc.

15 Communication lll Overall Goal Accelerate progress on the MDGs by raising awareness, strengthening broad-based support and action and increasing citizen engagement in MDG policy and practice. Objectives Increased awareness and support for the MDGs and the Fund: work with media, civil society and UNCGs Leverage joint programmes for increased MDG results: strengthen citizen participation and voice, highlight promising cases using to facilitate learning, scaling up and advocacy. Achieve greater accountability and transparency: clear and consistent information/communication about MDG-F and its activities to all partners- citizens, Governments, Donor and UN ….Based on partnerships…

16 UN Participating Agency Issues Dispersal of funds from HQs to the field Participation of non-resident agencies Working jointly vs individually

17 Thank You lll Culture and Development Logo in BiH


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