Presentation on theme: "UNDP Support to UN Cooperation in Moldova Annual Programme Review UNDP Moldova 18 December, 2003."— Presentation transcript:
UNDP Support to UN Cooperation in Moldova Annual Programme Review UNDP Moldova 18 December, 2003
Main UN Coordination Outcome More coherent response of the UN to Moldova’s national priorities and needs through the adoption of common positions on development issues; and more integrated, collaborative, complementary and efficient country level programming
Areas of workIntended results Support to national efforts to achieve MDGs Increased national ownership of and awareness about MDGs; Mechanisms of MDG monitoring in place Support to national efforts in the areas of HIV/AIDS and Education Reduced HIV/AIDS infection rate among population groups targeted by specific interventions of the UNCT (HIV/AIDS Theme Group); Increased national commitment to meeting the EFA objectives set in Dakar Collaborative Programming UN Country Team operating on the basis of an integrated strategy which duly integrates MDGs (UNDAF)
Areas of workIntended results Communication and advocacy Increased awareness of the public about the UN, its work, values, messages, etc. Common premises and services Improved administrative effectiveness/efficiency of the UN operations in the country
Increased national ownership of and awareness about MDGs MDG Working Groups created in all the key Ministries and presently working on recommendations for MDGs monitoring and ways of facilitating the goals’ achievement in Moldova; National Commission on MDGs pending approval; 150 policy-makers, representatives of the non-government sector and the academia benefited from presentations and discussions during the MDG Workshop; Awareness of various target groups about MDGs enhanced through intensive communications efforts
Mechanisms of MDG monitoring in place A first set of data on MDGs in Moldova collected (MDG Desk Study and MDG Working Papers); Draft recommendations on Moldova- specific MDGs and indices to monitor progress developed; A sound system of HIV/AIDS put in place; initial data collection completed
Reduced HIV/AIDS infection rate among population groups targeted by specific interventions of the UNCT (HIV/AIDS Theme Group) Interventions supported by members of the UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS led to a reduction of the share of intravenous drug users in the total number of new cases from 76% in 2000 to 69.85% in 2001 to 51.91% in 2003) Other achievements: UN HIV/AIDS Advocacy Strategy developed and being implemented; National HIV/AIDS Communication Strategy being finalized; Two UN HIV/AIDS facilitators which would support efforts of the UNCT pertaining to HIV/AIDS duly trained.
Increased national commitment to meeting the EFA objectives set in Dakar National Strategy on Education for All developed and approved by the Government; National Action Plan on Education for All developed and submitted to the Government for approval; 20 policy makers from Moldova and 25 from 18 other countries benefited from a series of capacity building activities on inclusive education planning and management; 30 local policy-makers trained in results- based management in education
UN Country Team operating on the basis of an integrated strategy which duly integrates MDGs The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2001- 2006 was revised to integrate MDGs and reflect the results-based management requirements. UN House extended; Common services leading to a decreased ratio of administrative to programme costs Improved administrative effectiveness/ efficiency of the UN operations in the country
Communication and advocacy MDG Advocacy and Public Information Campaign: media training, MDG website, promotional materials, publications on MDGs, lessons on MDGs in schools and universities, competitions for journalists, etc. Support to the UN Reference Center, UN Documentation Center in Balti and UN Depository Library; inauguration of the second UN Documentation Center in Cahul; capacity building events for librarians from all over the country; International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Campaign; Support to the UN Journalists’ Club: trainings, meetings, information exchange, e-newsletter UN in Moldova magazine dedicated to the UN operations in the country) distributed to various partners; UN and UNDP Websites; Coverage of the UN GA session by the national television.
Mechanism of inter-agency cooperation/coordination in Moldova: Joint advocacy meetings with the Government and other partners; UN Country Team meetings; Inter-agency Committees of Administrative/Operations and Communications Officers; Theme Groups: e.g. HIV/AIDS and Family and Child Protection Joint Programming: e.g. on EFA
Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges Well-conceived joint interventions based on common goals and comparative advantages of individual actors lead to greater impact at smaller costs (e.g. HIV/AIDS, EFA, trafficking in human beings); Genuine national ownership – a key to success; Sustainability of interventions needs to be paid more attention to in order to ensure longer-term impact; More work is required on improving the measurement of results and ways to assess impact on the development situation in the country; Continuous information sharing between members of the UNCT, with the Government and other donors is an important task that requires more rigorous efforts.
Main priorities and plans for 2004 Support to national efforts to achieve MDGs; More coordinated response to national priorities in the areas of HIV/AIDS, EFA and Human Rights; Enhanced focus on cooperation with the youth; Joint advocacy for increased public participation; Capacity building activities (e.g. early warning systems); Evaluation of the UN Development Assistance Framework