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UNDP and the Business Sector A Strategic Partnership to Make Business Work for the Poor Session Outline: The “How” – process, tools UNDP partnership approach UNDP strategic goals and opportunities The Partnership Process and the Tools

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UNDP and

the Business Sector

A Strategic Partnership to

Make Business Work for the Poor

Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships

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Session Outline:

  • The “How” – process, tools
  • UNDP partnership approach
  • UNDP strategic goals and opportunities

Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships

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The Partnership Process

and the Tools

General organizational instruments to facilitate & manage cooperation

  • Policy Statement
  • Guidelines
  • Screening support
  • MOU – Project Document - CSA
  • Advisory Board / Steering Committees
  • “Starters’ Toolkit”

Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships

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Tools / Instruments

UNDP Policy Statement

  • The various types of engagement with
  • business

Principles to navigate cooperation with business:

  • Based on national priorities
  • Support UNDP’s overall goals
  • No commercial or productive activities
  • Impartiality and no conflict of interest
  • Transparency and coordination
  • No special advantage or exclusivity
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders
  • Sufficient resources, time and capabilities from UNDP

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…and the WHAT NOT

  • NO Commercial activities
  • NO UNDP as contractor for a private

investment / tax breaks for company imports

  • NO activities where the primary beneficiary

is the company itself

  • DO ask yourself what is the motivation

of the company

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Tools / Instruments

UNDP Guidelines

  • Complements SG’s Guidelines
  • Key elements:
  • Screening / assessing the partner
  • How to Define the Partnership Activity
  • Types of agreements governing contributions
  • Approval procedures / authorities
  • Use of UNDP name and emblem
  • Business ethics, Code of Conduct for UNDP staff
  • Documenting experiences, learning
  • Internal support units etc

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Tools / Instruments

Screening / assessing the partner

Inter-agency Corporate Assessment Tool - Calvert

  • Child labour, forced labour
  • Health and safety records and practices
  • Freedom of association
  • Discrimination and diversity
  • Corruption
  • Working hours
  • Remuneration
  • Product safety and impact
  • Community relations
  • Indigenous people’s rights
  • Environmental records and practices
  • Human Rights records and practices
  • Overall public reputation

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Tools / Instruments

Formalizing the cooperation

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Tools / Instruments

… in general also consider:

Advisory Board / Steering Committees

to provide overall advice and feedback along with insight

and a deeper understanding of the business perspective

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Tools / Instruments

“Starters’ Toolkit”

Practical tips to get started

  • Strategy Development
  • Managing partnerships in the country office
  • UNDP as advocate for CSR
  • Using Global Compact as framework
  • Formalizing cooperation
  • Communications and media

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Partnerships

both an art and a science

  • Art:
  • Insight, imagination
  • Vision, creativity
  • ‘People skills’
  • Active listening
  • Personal engagement
  • Science:
  • Knowledge, analysis,
  • conceptualization
  • Understanding the past
  • Administrative, organized
  • Precise communication
  • Professional detachment

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Division for Business Partnerships

External global relationships – Internal support

“Double T” strategy – deepen & widen

  • Overall advice, guidance and support to COs, units
  • Global positioning of UNDP with business, donors
  • Broker, guide and coordinate partnerships (global, national)
  • Support negotiations and partnership development
  • ‘Knowledge Packs’ – Sharing good practice
  • Screening of Companies – Calvert Database
  • Toolkit, policies, guidelines
  • Support to strategy development, training
  • Global Compact
  • Growing Sustainable Business initiative

http://intra.undp.org/brsp/business/index.html

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UNDP’s Partnership Approach

  • A facilitator / broker of partnerships
  • A partner

UNDP as:

Types of engagement with business:

  • Advocacy, policy dialogues
  • Partnership projects - practice areas / MDGs
  • Facilitate sustainable investments and private delivery of services & products
  • Support to private sector development
  • Global Compact as a platform & framework
  • Commission on PSD Report as guide

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UNDP Strategic Goals &

Opportunities 2004

1. ‘Commission on Private Sector and Development’

Strategic partnership projects

UNDP as a ‘broker’ of sustainable,

pro-poor investments (‘Growing

Sustainable Business)

4. “Mainstreaming” business partnership approach

5. Strengthen & expand Global Compact country networks

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UNDP Strategic Goals &

Opportunities 2004

UNDP as Broker - Growing Sustainable Business

Pilots in: Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania

i) Broker ‘sustainable’ business investments

- New business models, large–small enterprise linkages

ii) Multi-stakeholder alliances to ensure sustainability &

link to development (MDGs, PRSPs)

Investment examples:

  • EDF / E7 – peri-urban electrification
  • ABB – rural energy solutions
  • Ericsson - rural telephony
  • Tetra Pak – support dairy production

GSB and brokerage scaled up in 2004 – 2005; UNDP niche (?)

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UNDP Strategic Goals &

Opportunities 2004

Strategic, significant partnership projects

(Large scale, replicable, long-term relationships)

Examples:

i) Governance, sustainable development plans -

Statoil Venezuela; BP Indonesia; Shell Nigeria

Environment, biodiversity - Nexen Yemen; LPG Challenge; Multifunctional platforms (Aarhus)

SME development - ChevronTexaco Angola; Supply Chains Mexico

ICT - Microsoft, Cisco – Global

Social, environmental impact assessments - Shell, China pipeline; Aracruz/Stora Enso, Brazil

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Examples of Partnership Initiatives

GlobalNetworking Academies in LDCs — ICT for development

Who? CISCO, UNDP, UNV, USAID

What? To meet the IT skills shortage in LDC’s by establishing ‘networking academies’ and provide training in computer networking. Academies in 10 countries.

How? UNDP’s initial involvement started under the Asia regional programme on ICT for development through negotiations between UNDP - CISCO.

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Examples of Partnership Initiatives

Ghana

ICT to the country — Mobile Telecentre To-Go

Who? Government, UNDP, 11 companies, civil society groups

What? Introduce information and communication technology to schools, health clinics, farms, local businesses, NGOs etc. through mobile telecentres located in a bus.

How? UNDP organized workshop to present various ICT related initiatives and ideas. Several companies became interested and recognized importance of ICT.

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Examples of Partnership Initiatives

China

Social impact and poverty alleviation West–East pipeline

Who? UNDP, Shell, PetroChina, Government, Universities and various institutes

What? UNDP is undertaking social impact assessment in preparation for the construction of West-East pipeline, to ensure that social and community concerns are taken into consideration and are being addressed, and to examine how local communities along the pipeline can best benefit from the project.

How? UNDP, based on an agreement with Shell, has engaged the Government, PetroChina and various universities, development institutes and local governments to participate in the assessment exercise.

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Examples of Partnership Initiatives

Venezuela Governance — Human rights

Who? Government, Amnesty International, Statoil and UNDP

What? Build capacity within judiciary system on international human rights law. Training of judges and federal prosecutors as trainers.

How? Statoil approached UNDP for cooperation and protection of human rights was defined as area of common interest. This coincided with strengthened emphasis on human rights in national judicial system.

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UNDP Strategy

Private Sector Development

  • Distinguish from partnerships, but

convergence – partnership for private sector development

  • PSD, income generation, microfinance - MYFF service lines
  • Commission report provides direction
  • Main areas for UNDP private sector development:
  • - Technical assistance, business services
  • - Microfinance (UNCDF / SUM)
  • - Facilitate investments
  • - Policy advice, policy reform (emerging)

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UNDP Strategic Goals &

Opportunities 2004

  • From business partner:
  • Financial
  • Expertise
    • Training
    • Management
    • Technical
  • Goods, equipment
  • Employee volunteers
  • Employee secondment
  • Office space
  • Venues for events
  • Transport

HOW?

Partnership

Projects

Types Of Contributions

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UNDP Strategic Goals &

Opportunities 2004

“Mainstreaming” business partnership approach

  • Business engagement & partnerships, a way of working
  • UNDP Task Force on private sector partnerships
  • Stronger network of focal points - practice areas, COs,

regional bureaus

  • ‘Knowledge Packs’ - partnerships by practice area
  • Knowledge database – current partnerships, good practice

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Tools / Instruments

Execution mechanisms

  • Normal UNDP projects - with business as partners
  • NEX / DEX preferred, agency execution possible
  • Use of cost-sharing mechanism recommended
  • DAS (CO Admin. budget for smaller contributions)
  • Umbrella programme model – China
  • Project arrangements should have element of partnership management (e.g. multistakeholder
  • steering committee)

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Partnership phases & skills

1. Partnership exploration

Internal assessment, external mapping, consultations, advocacy, positioning, networking, relationship building

2. Partnership building

Consensus building, facilitation, negotiations, agreements, project formulation, targets - define success

3. Partnership implementation & maintenance

Monitoring, reporting, reviewing, capacity building

4. Completing projects – sustaining relationshipsEvaluation, replication / scale up

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Partnership phases & skills

Phase 1: Partnership exploration

Skills needed

Key Tools

Internal assessment process:

Understand incentives,

negotiables, obstacles, assets

Internal assessment

Consultation

Communication

Consultation process:

Identify stakeholders and

partners

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Partnership phases & skills

Phase 1: Partnership exploration

Do an organizational self-assessment:

  • What are our own interests?
  • What are our strengths / weaknesses etc (SWOT)?
  • Are we ready to collaborate?

- Attitudes among staff towards business

  • Why would business want to work with us?
  • What are the opportunities in our area?
  • Are there any particular risks?
  • Cost / benefit analysis

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Partnership phases & skills

Phase 1: Partnership exploration

TOOL:

Possible criteria for selection of

business partner:

  • Environmental records & practices
  • Human Rights records & practices
  • Overall public reputation
  • Child labour, forced labour
  • Health & safety records & practices
  • Freedom of association
  • Discrimination and diversity
  • Corruption
  • Product safety and impact
  • Community relations
  • Indigenous people’s rights

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Partnership phases & skills

Phase 2: Partnership building

Skills needed

Key Tools / Tasks

-Consensus building methodology

(shared visioning workshop, joint action planning etc)

- Resources, roles, responsibilities

- Consider use of mediator

- Consensus building

- Facilitation / mediation:

overcoming preconceptions

- Negotiation: closing deals

- Programme formulation

- Partnership agreements: MOU,

financial agreement, work plan, grievance mechanism etc.

- Project document

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Partnership phases & skills

Phase 3: Partnership maintenance

Skills needed

Key Tools / Tasks

- Communication tools

- Indicators, measurement tools, benchmarks

- Strengthen partner capacity to meet their commitments

- Partnership indicators

- Assess achievement of each partner’s objective

- Management capacity

- Mentoring: coaching

Others

- Capacity building

- Monitoring

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Partnership phases & skills

Phase 3: Partnership maintenance / completion

Agree on tool to track development benefits:

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Partnership phases & skills

Measuring partnership results and impact

Measuring for success – IBLF / Cambridge CD

IFC measurement sustainable business

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POLITICAL

ECONOMIC

Governance

SOCIAL

Development is an Interdependent Process with Increasingly Diffused Decision Making

  • The State provides governance framework, infrastructure and basic social services
  • CSOs advocate for groups not well represented
  • Private business drives economic development

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Partnerships bring

benefits to all partners

  • Potential benefits:
  • Increased access to resources (pooling / leverage)
  • Increased participation – social capital!
  • Development of human capital
  • Better access to information
  • Enhanced legitimacy & credibility
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • More effective / appropriate products & services
  • Organizational innovation

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Key lessons

  • Capacity building is critical – attitudes
  • Involve the entire office, get RR fully on-board
  • Understand why partners are interested
    • Substantive credibility attracts partners
    • UNDP visibility attracts partners
  • Be opportunistic but with principles
  • Focus on creating small successes – will generate

confidence and more success

  • PATIENCE!

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Development – interdependent process

complex, multi sectoral

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