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  1. LiberiaDelivering as One in an Integrated Mission Setting – transition from relief to developmentECOSOC 15 July 2013 United Nations – Liberia

  2. Liberia Basic Facts • 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. • Population: 3.5 million. Almost half of the population lives in greater Monrovia, the capital. 63% of the population is between 15-35. • National budget: US$ 572 million (2012), up from US$80 million in 2006 - an increase of 615 percent United Nations – Liberia

  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 2013-2017 fully aligned with the 2012- • 2017 PRS II – the Agenda for Transformation • UNMIL transition United Nations – Liberia

  4. Liberia: UNIQUE in DaO • 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 United Nations – Liberia

  5. Liberia: the change process United Nations – Liberia

  6. Processes • 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 United Nations – Liberia

  7. Alignment with national priorities Liberia Rising 2030 Medium-term planning Agenda for Transformation 2012-2017 UN Strategic Planning One Programme 2013-2017 (UNDAF + Costed Action Plan) UNMIL Transition United Nations – Liberia

  8. Alignment: One Programme to National Priorities National medium-term strategy: AGENDA FOR TRANSFORMATION (2012-2017) United Nations One Programme 2013-2017 Pillar I Peace, Security, Rule of Law Pillar I Peace, Security, Rule of Law Pillar II Economic Transformation Pillar II Sustainable Economic Transformation Cross-cutting Issues mainstreamed into One Programme Pillar III Human Development Pillar III Human Development Pillar IV Governance and Public Institutions Pillar IV Inclusive Governance and Public Institutions Pillar V Cross-cutting Issues

  9. Key initiatives • 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 United Nations – Liberia

  10. 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 Challenges United Nations – Liberia

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