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1 United Nations Peace Fund for Nepal (UNPFN) 11 February 2013

2 1. UNPFN – Strategic Overview UN Peace Fund for Nepal 2

3 Historical milestones 2007 – Establishment of a UN funding mechanism under UNMIN to complement governments Nepal Peace Trust Fund 2008 – First Nepal PBF Priority Plan: $10 m funding approved 2009 – Transfer of leadership from SRSG to the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Reform of the UNPFN: i.) Focus on the peace and development nexus; ii.) Advance the UN reform agenda; iii.) Increase government ownership 2011 – Independent review of the Funds activities 2012 – Second Nepal PBF Priority Plan: $8 m funding approved UN Peace Fund for Nepal Strategic Overview 3

4 Key facts To date, the UNPFN had allocated over USD 44.4 million through 26 projects (closed / ongoing / pipeline) implemented by 12 PUNOs Contributions of USD 18 million from the UN Peacebuilding Fund Contributions of USD 26.5 million from the Governments of Canada, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom Harnessed the different types of UN expertise required for peace- building: from 4 PUNOs in 2007 to 12 PUNOs in 2010 Increased collaboration and joint programming among UN agencies: from 1 joint project in 2007 to 7 in 2011 UN Peace Fund for Nepal Strategic Overview 4

5 UN Peace Fund for Nepal 5 Donor Total to-date CANADA $1,235,203$986,096$0 $2,221,299 DENMARK $1,200,000$352,000$0$781,541$1,844,848$0 $4,178,390 NORWAY $2,013,061$841,810$5,308,623$0$656,197$0 $8,819,691 SWITZERLAND $199,975$0 $199,975 UNITED KINGDOM $1,003,935$2,516,632$2,778,200$3,200,000$0$1,576,541 $11,075,308 PBF $0 $10,000,000$0 $8,000,000 $18,000,000 Total $5,652,174$4,696,538$18,086,823$3,981,541$2,501,046$9,576,541 $44,494,663 Strategic Overview Donor contributions to-date (in USD)

6 Key features of the Fund focus on UN comparative advantage delivers focused, time-limited support for urgent peace process tasks provides rapid, flexible responses sensitive to the needs of Nepals transition complements the Nepal Peace Trust Fund and other existing mechanisms by focusing only on tasks that cannot be funded or implemented through existing mechanisms ensures a strategic UN approach to support peace-building in Nepal incentivizes joint programming strengthens RC leadership UN Peace Fund for Nepal Strategic Overview 6

7 2. UNPFN Mechanisms – how the Fund works UN Peace Fund for Nepal 7

8 Nepal peace-building architecture UN Peace Fund for Nepal UNPFN Mechanisms 8 Donors & PBFGovt. of Nepal UNPFN Nepal Peace Trust Fund UN Agencies Government Departments MoPRGovernment Departments Emergency Peace Support Project Ministry of Finance World Bank Cooperation

9 UNPFN Structures Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF) Board Provides overall strategic oversight of UNPFN GoN-DG Meeting Forum to report on UNPFN at programme level Executive Committee Decision-making body, comprising UN RCHC (Chair), donor representative (Denmark) and government (NPTF Director) Expert Groups / Sectoral Clusters Multi-stakeholder technical vetting / coordination mechanism UNPFN Support Office Secretariat support to ExCom and management of Fund UN Peace Fund for Nepal UNPFN Mechanisms 9

10 Project selection Improving quality by introducing the competitive funding round approach for project selection: Funding Round results framework – designed to be relevant to the context and complementary to national priorities Call for Concept Note applications – approvals in principle Proposal phase – including multi-stakeholder vetting Process ensures: Strategic focus, complementarity and multi-stakeholder ownership Open competitive process to ensure quality Incentive to promote joint programming Phased process ensures efficiency Selection criteria ensures peace-building and cross-cutting requirements UN Peace Fund for Nepal UNPFN Mechanisms 10

11 Competitive Process2 stage approach: i.) concept note and ii.) project proposalMust answer to one or more Strategic OutcomesNo earmarking of funding per OutcomeNo obligation to fund projects in every OutcomeSpecific Strategic Outcomes – but no predefined project ideasEncouraged to look at medium-term peace-building issues What is a funding round? UN Peace Fund for Nepal 11 UNPFN Mechanisms

12 1 - Citizens confidence in security sector institutions has increased as a result of these institutions becoming more capable, accountable and responsive to Nepals diverse society 2 - Citizens confidence in the judiciary and criminal justice system has increased as a result of these institutions becoming more capable, accountable and responsive to Nepals diverse society 3 - Constructive dialogue and planning leading to progress on constitution making 4 - Nepals leaders are prepared to develop a national transition plan for implementation of land reform and property return 5 - The risks of unrealistic expectations and misinformation to the peace process are mitigated through an effective communication strategy and public dissemination of independent peace tracking information 6 - An inclusive and gender-representative culture of dialogue and conflict transformation is expanded and strengthened, contributing to conflict prevention and social cohesion during Nepals transitional peace-building process 7 - Accelerated implementation of the governments gender and/or social inclusion agendas in line with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and national plans and policies 8 - Children affected by armed conflict are effectively rehabilitated and reintegrated into communities in line with the National Plan of Action on Children Affected by Armed Conflict NPTF SC 3 NPTF SC 3 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 3 NPTF SC 3 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 4 NPTF SC 3 NPTF SC 3 NPTF SC 3 NPTF SC Strategic Outcomes UNPFN Mechanisms

13 i.Relevance ii.Realistic and Results-Based Approach iii.National Ownership iv.Capacity Development v.Sustainability and Replicability vi.UN Comparative Advantage vii.Management Arrangements and Partnerships viii.Monitoring and Evaluation ix.Cost Effectiveness / Value for Money x.Reflects key cross-cutting priorities (Gender, Inclusion, UNSCR 1612) xi.Conflict Sensitivity i.Relevance ii.Realistic and Results-Based Approach iii.National Ownership iv.Capacity Development v.Sustainability and Replicability vi.UN Comparative Advantage vii.Management Arrangements and Partnerships viii.Monitoring and Evaluation ix.Cost Effectiveness / Value for Money x.Reflects key cross-cutting priorities (Gender, Inclusion, UNSCR 1612) xi.Conflict Sensitivity Funding round criteria UN Peace Fund for Nepal 13 UNPFN Mechanisms

14 31 Jan Jan Nov Oct Sep Aug Feb CalendarCalendar 22 Jun 2012 Jan-Feb 2012 Nov-Dec 2011 Overall Calendar for a Funding Round

15 2012 Funding Round: Applications UN Peace Fund for Nepal 15 Number of Concept Notes:16 Number of Joint Concept Notes:7 Number of applicant PUNOs:11 (FAO, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNODC, UN RCPD, UN Women, WFP) Total requested funding:$27,371, UNPFN Mechanisms

16 2012 Funding Round: Approvals UN Peace Fund for Nepal 16 Number of project:7 Number of joint projects:3 Number of successful PUNOs:6 (IOM, UNDP, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UN Women) Total approved funding:$8,884, UNPFN Mechanisms

17 3. Some broader lessons from Nepal? UN Peace Fund for Nepal 17

18 Getting Joint Programming embedded in UNDAF Design ХIncompatible programme governance architecture Keeping decision making processes small but transparent ХHandling overheads vis-à-vis implementing partners UN Peace Fund for Nepal Broader Lessons from Nepal 18

19 19 More info: un.org.np


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