Presentation on theme: "1 ESTIMATING COSTS OF THE RESOLUTIONS Department of Planning and Evaluation Secretary of Administration and Finance."— Presentation transcript:
1 ESTIMATING COSTS OF THE RESOLUTIONS Department of Planning and Evaluation Secretary of Administration and Finance
2 Objetives 1.Identify the different types of mandates contained within the Resolutions. 2.Study the scope of the mandates for the General Secretariat. 3.Define the most appropriate methodology for estimating the costs of each mandate. 4.Understand the procedures for estimating costs.
3 Basic content – Context and purpose for estimating costs – Analyze the resolutions and their mandates – Methodologies for estimating costs
4 Context and Purpose for Estimating Costs It is necessary to count on preliminary information for setting priorities and allocating resources.
5 Analysis of the Resolutions and their mandates Resolutions Costs Different types of mandates
6 Analysis of the Resolutions and their mandates Types of mandates according to whom they are addressed: To the Member states To the General Secretariat generate costs Declarative
7 Types of mandates according to their scope: 1.Strategic 2.Programmatic 3.Operational Analysis of the Resolutions and their mandates
8 1. Strategic Mandates Establish an end goal of strategic value, whose scope can include the Member states and eventually the General Secretariat Constitute the basis for formulating and executing a program carried out by the General Secretariat Can either identify specific products and objectives or not Their collective scope depends on additional decisions at the institutional level during the medium-term Analysis of the Resolutions and their mandates
9 2.Programmatic Mandates – Entail a strategic end and, in order to contribute to their accomplishment, establish a specific purpose. – Also constitute the basis for formulating and executing a program or project carried out by the General Secretariat. – Can either identify specific products or not. – Their particular scope depends on decisions at an operational level in the short-term. Analysis of the Resolutions and their mandates
10 3.Operational Mandates – Establish specific products or activities – Their scope is relatively defined/limited Analysis of the Resolutions and their mandates
11 Methodologies for estimating costs The selection of the methodology depends on the type and scope of the mandate. 1.Estimating costs as part of the design and formulation of a project. 2.Estimating costs of specific products. 3.Estimating costs of activities.
12 Conclusions – It is always possible to estimate costs if the type of mandate is properly interpreted. – There is not one singular way to estimate costs. – There is not a singular value for the cost of each mandate – For what purpose do we estimate costs?
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