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United Nations Office of Funds and Programmes Cape Verde. The 1 st Joint Office – Cape Verde. Formally launched on 1 January 2006 The Cape Verde Joint Office has ONE : Common C ountry P rogramme for the 4 ExCom agencies Common operations service for the 4 ExCom agencies Budget

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United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

United Nations Office of Funds and Programmes

Cape Verde


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

The 1st Joint Office – Cape Verde

Formally launched on 1 January 2006

The Cape Verde Joint Office has ONE:

  • Common Country Programme for the 4 ExCom agencies

  • Common operations service for the 4 ExCom agencies

  • Budget

  • Representative for the 4 ExCom agencies – also the RC


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

It is located in the UN House with other UN Agencies

Cape Verde was also the first country to apply HACT

The 1st Joint Office – Cape Verde


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Necessary conditions include

  • Strong Government leadership in UN reform

  • Donors’ openness to UN reform

  • Agencies (and their staff) commitment to UN reform


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Common Country Programme

  • Derived from UNDAF and harmonised programme cycles

  • Focus on Cape Verde’s priorities e.g. Graduation from LDC status

  • Country Programme designed through participatory approach

  • Linked to MDGs, PRSP


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Common Country Programme

Key pillars:

Human capital development and reform of the social sector

Managing the environment and natural disasters

Promotingeconomic growth and opportunities for the most vulnerable groups

Strengthening democratic governance


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Challenges

  • How to balance ‘One UN’ while retaining Agency identities, brands and fund-raising capacities

  • What happens to savings from reduced transaction costs?

  • Reporting requirements


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Achievements to date

  • Costs of running the Office in 2006 were 75% of what it cost in 2005 when the 4 Agencies were functioning separately, without cutting jobs

  • Delivery of the programme was over 80% and the visibility of the mandate, mission and results of each of the 4 Agencies was maintained

  • Funds mobilised from donors e.g. $3.5 mn from Luxemburg in January 2007

  • Learning opportunities and career development for staff now from 4 Agencies and staff welfare and moral top priority


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Lessons learned to date

  • Support of the host Government for UN reform is critical to success

  • Regional Directors’ teams involvement and support vital in guiding UN country teams in designing such reforms

  • Country Office staff should be part of the process from the outset and their concerns addressed with regular feedback.


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Issues to be addressed

Annual report - a challenge

  • The annual reports of each agency are based on the nature of programme and operations and accounting systems

  • Each agency has different reporting requirements and formats

  • Each agency has different donor requirements


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Issues to be addressed (continued)

  • Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation system involving all the stakeholders (methodology, tools)

  • Establishment and collection of information on baseline for the programme evaluation and identification of key inidcators

  • Strengthening field monitoring visits and M&E culture among programme staff


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

Next steps….

  • Moving towards “Delivering as One UN”

  • Tools and guidance for managing transition to One UN

  • Clarity in roles of ROs and HQs in process of One UN

  • Office plan to support One UN office transition processes

GOAL

8 Offices selected as pilot for One UN and Delivery as One in 2007 including Cape Verde


United nations office of funds and programmes cape verde

  • Critical message to governments: UN reform does not imply a reduction in UN programme

Challenge

One Programme including CPAP and common programme of non-JO Agencies


Thank you

Thank You !


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