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Liberia Delivering as One in an Integrated Mission Setting – transition from relief to development ECOSOC 15 July 2013 United Nations – Liberia.

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1 Liberia Delivering as One in an Integrated Mission Setting – transition from relief to development ECOSOC 15 July 2013 United Nations – Liberia

2 Liberia Basic Facts United Nations – Liberia Population: 3.5 million. Almost half of the population lives in greater Monrovia, the capital. 63% of the population is between National budget: US$ 572 million (2012), up from US$80 million in an increase of 615 percent Rich in natural resources: iron ore, gold, timber, diamonds, and more recently, oil. A large percentage of Liberia’s population lives below the poverty line.

3 Delivering as One in Liberia Government request in February 2010 for Liberia to become Delivering as One self-starter Response to the shift from humanitarian response/ recovery to long-term development (new national medium/long-term strategies) UNDAF cycle ended in December 2012 One Programme fully aligned with the PRS II – the Agenda for Transformation UNMIL transition United Nations – Liberia

4 Liberia: UNIQUE in DaO United Nations – Liberia Liberia is the first post-conflict country with an Integrated Mission to embark on Delivering as One SRSG is Coordinator of the UN in Liberia Responsibility to implement Delivering as One delegated to DSRSG (CDG), who is also the RC/HC Integrated mission setting: management and coordination mechanisms have UNCT and UNMIL participation

5 Liberia: the change process United Nations – Liberia From Working Together * 3 Joint Offices * Joint development of current UNDAF * Joint Communications Strategy * Heads of Field Offices in 15 Counties * 5 Joint Programmes * Integrated Management and Coordination Structures Delivering As One * One Programme * One Budgetary * Framework * One Fund * One Office * One Voice

6 Processes United Nations – Liberia  Supported GoL in formulating the Agenda for Transformation UN Co-Chaired some Sector Working Groups  Strategic Planning Retreat with GoL and Development Partners UNDAF Strategic Framework reflecting national priorities Resulted in:  Traditional UNDAF more focused One Programme UNDAF and a Costed Action Plan, Annual Work Plans and M&E Framework Reflects national priorities, joint planning and implementation – GoL, UNCT and UNMIL

7 United Nations – Liberia Vision 2030 AfT One Programme Alignment with national priorities UN Strategic Planning One Programme (UNDAF + Costed Action Plan) UNMIL Transition Medium-term planning Agenda for Transformation Liberia Rising 2030

8 United Nations One Programme Alignment: One Programme to National Priorities National medium-term strategy: AGENDA FOR TRANSFORMATION ( ) Pillar I Peace, Security, Rule of Law Pillar II Economic Transformation Pillar III Human Development Pillar IV Governance and Public Institutions Pillar V Cross-cutting Issues Pillar I Peace, Security, Rule of Law Pillar II Sustainable Economic Transformation Pillar III Human Development Pillar IV Inclusive Governance and Public Institutions Cross-cutting Issues mainstreamed into One Programme

9 Key initiatives United Nations – Liberia  UNCT Capacity Assessment (2012) in light of DaO, UNMIL Transition  UNMIL Transition: Security and Civilian Transition strategies  Joint Programming and Operations One Programme – single strategic document Joint Resource Mobilization Strategy Joint Communications Strategy Joint Business Operations Strategy  UNCT discussion on strengthening DaO through adherence to QCPR recommendations and use of DaO SOPs

10 Challenges United Nations – Liberia  Decline in UNCT core and non-core resources in light of global financial crisis  Shift from humanitarian response to sustainable development interventions  Small pool of Development Partners in Liberia  UNMIL drawdown and redirection of DPKO resources  Use of national systems challenged by weak institutions and limited absorption capacity  Plethora of initiatives – a challenge to the realization of national priorities, e.g. New Deal, PBC, Millennium Challenge Corporation

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