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1 The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan ( ) Highlights Nathalie Bouché, Poverty Team Leader RC Cairo, Learning Session, 1/10/2014

2 The 3RP: WHY? As the crisis enters its fourth year, more than 3 million Syrian refugees (mostly women and children) * have sought protection in the region… * 400,000 refugees are accommodated in refugee camps

3 The 3RP: WHY? The Humanitarian Response (Regional Response Plan – RRPs) remains underfunded/falls short of needs Service delivery systems at national/subnational are under increased pressure See RRP6 Mid Year Update: Competition over resources and opportunities in impacted communities in becoming fiercer 23/09/2014 Reduced effectiveness/unsustainability of humanitarian assistance… Threats to development gains, social cohesion and stability RRP6 (2014) Revised Appeal: $3,740,654,701 AT THE SAME TIME…

4 3 RP – WHAT?  A broad based regional partnership strategy  A platform for coordinated planning, advocacy, fundraising, information management and monitoring  A coherent, country-driven Regional Response Strategy cum Regional Appeal Aligns with and supports the development/implementation of national response plans [e.g Lebanon – Stabilization road map, Jordan – NRP/JRP ] To operationalize the necessary shift FROM Emergency/Humanitarian TO Resilience – based Development assistance FOR greater Effectiveness and Sustainability Brings together more than 150 UN, NGO and government participants in 5 countries

5 A Mid-Term Planning Framework ( ) that integrates two components 3 RP – WHAT? REFUGEE COMPONENT To address Protection and assistance needs of refugees living in camps, settlements and local communities in all sectors, as well as vulnerable members of impacted communities. To strengthen community-based protection by identifying and responding to immediate support needs of communal services in impacted communities. ‘RESILIENCE’ COMPONENT To enhance opportunities for self- reliance (Refugees, vulnerable members of impacted communities) To build the capacities of affected populations, communities, local and national systems, and provide the strategic, technical, and policy support to advance national responses.

6 Multi-Sector/Inter-Agency Planning Process co-led by UNHCR and UNDP 3 RP – HOW ? NATIONAL RESPONSE LEVEL: Country level planning (Refugee and Resilience Components) through Sector Working Groups (SWGs) representing seven sectors (and possibly more) incl. protection, health, education, food/food security, WASH, basic needs and livelihood/social cohesion REGIONAL RESPONSE (3RP) LEVEL: Regional Steering Committee (UN agencies, IOM, and the Syria International NGO Regional Forum) Guidance (3RP format, consistency), quality assurance and support, (via Regional Technical Committee) Guidance Notes (Planning, drafting, budgeting, M&E Gender Marker, etc..) MoU signed between UNDP and UNHCR on regional cooperation on Syria and Iraq Country Plans tailored to national needs /response plans and implementation capacities

7 3 RP COUNTRY - SECTOR PLANS (underway) Common (Refugee/Resilience) Objective BUT Distinct Outputs/Activities and INDICATORS for the Refugee Component and the Resilience Component Gender Marker applied to all country sector plans 3 RP – HOW ?

8 3RP HOW? Challenges…  Time: 3RP launching scheduled for early December  Alignment of Country Planning processes with 3RP timelines and ‘Format’  For UNDP: Building-up the 3RP ‘Resilience component’: There are still different interpretations of ‘resilience-building support’ among 3RP stakeholders– To which extent will the 3RP differ from the RRP6 ? A ‘RESILIENCE MARKER’

9 ‘Resilience Marker’ STEP 1: CATEGORIZATION STEP2: SCORING OUTREACH LINKAGES WITH NATIONAL PRIORITIES AND SYSTEMS IMPACT SUSTAINABILITY 3RP OUTPUT/ ACTIVITIES Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8Q9Q10 YES-NO YES NO YES- NO YES/ NO YES- NO Final Score Final Decision Rationale/Exp lanation Output or Activity 1 Alignment with Resilience Component goals Balance between needs of refugee and ‘host populations’ ? Lasting benefits? Response to roots cause of vulnerability? Spillover effects? Responsiveness to social cohesion issues? Alignment with existing national/sectoral plans? Implementation: Role of/Capacity development of national/local institutions? Reliance on national resources?

10 Thank You


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