1 UNITED . NATIONS . DEVELOPMENT . ASSISTANCE . FRAMEWORK. GUIDANCE. UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK The UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT Group (UNDG) unites the GUIDANCE was produced by the UN DEVELOPMENT Operations 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments, Coordination Office. and offices that play a role in DEVELOPMENT . The UN DEVELOPMENT Operations Coordination Office is the secretariat of the UNDG, UNDG 2017 bringing together the UN DEVELOPMENT system to promote change and innovation to deliver together on sustainable DEVELOPMENT .
2 This publication can be downloaded free of charge at Design: AHOY Studios CONTENTS 17 PART 2: HOW TO DEVELOP AND. MANAGE AN UNDAF. 20 THE ROADMAP FOR AN UNDAF. Developing the roadmap 2 DEFINITIONS. 21 COMMON COUNTRY ANALYSIS. 2 ACRONYMS What is a CCA? Developing a CCA. 3 INTRODUCTION. 1. Data collection What's new in this guidance? 2. Assessment and analysis 3. Comparative advantage 8 PART 1: PRINCIPLES AND. 23 UN VISION 2030. APPROACHES FOR INTEGRATED. PROGRAMMING 24 DEVELOPING THE UNDAF. Formulating UNDAF strategic priorities and 9 PRINCIPLES FOR INTEGRATED PROGRAMMING the results matrix 1.
3 Leave no one behind 1. Strategic prioritization 2. Human rights, gender equality and women's 2. Preparing a theory of change empowerment 3. UNDAF results matrix 3. Sustainability and resilience Review and validation of the UNDAF 4. Accountability Signature and launch of the UNDAF. Alignment of UN organization programme documents 13 KEY APPROACHES FOR INTEGRATED Regional approaches to programming PROGRAMMING. 1. Results-focused programming 27 FINANCING THE UNDAF. 2. Capacity DEVELOPMENT 3. Risk-informed programming 28 COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT.
4 4. DEVELOPMENT , humanitarian and peacebuilding ARRANGEMENTS. linkages Roles and responsibilities 5. Coherent policy support Joint work plans 6. Partnerships Joint programming and joint programmes: mutual reinforcement`. 30 RESULTS MONITORING, REPORTING AND. EVALUATION. 32 ANNEXES. Annex 1: Quality Criteria for UNDAFs Annex 2: Template for Preparing the UNDAF Roadmap Annex 3: Template for UNDAF Results and Resources Matrix Annex 4: UNDAF Document Template Annex 5: UNDAF Standard Legal Clause Annex 6: Quality Assurance at the Regional Level INTRODUCTION 1.
5 DEFINITIONS. Vulnerable groups This refers to categories of persons affected by inequalities and discrimination, and is understood to include: children and adolescents, human rights defenders, indigenous peoples, internally displaced persons, refugees, migrants, minorities, peasants, persons deprived of liberty, persons of African descent, persons with albinism, persons with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS, stateless persons, the poor, union leaders, survivors of trafficking, women, youth, and other groups of persons identified by UN human rights norms and principles.
6 UNITED NATIONS This refers to all UN entities contributing to operational activities for DEVELOPMENT in a country. ACRONYMS. BOS Business Operations Strategy CBF Common Budgetary Framework CCA Common Country Analysis CEB UNITED NATIONS Chief Executives Board for Coordination GDP Gross domestic product HRP Humanitarian Response Plan ISF Integrated Strategic Framework MAS Management and Accountability System MAPS Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support M&E Monitoring and evaluation OMT Operations Management Team RBM Results-based management RRP Refugee Response Plan SDGs Sustainable DEVELOPMENT Goals SOPs Standard Operating Procedures UN UNITED NATIONS UNCT UNITED NATIONS Country Team UNCG UNITED NATIONS Communications Group UNDAF UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE Framework UNDG UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT Group UNDS UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT System UNHCR UNITED NATIONS High Commissioner for Refugees UNDAF GUIDANCE 2.
7 INTRODUCTION. UNDAF GUIDANCE 3. On 25 September 2015, Member States of the UNITED NATIONS adopted The 2030. Agenda for Sustainable DEVELOPMENT with the Sustainable DEVELOPMENT Goals (SDGs). at its core. The 2030 Agenda commits all countries and stakeholders1 to working together to achieve sustained and inclusive economic growth, social DEVELOPMENT and environmental protection. The UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT System (UNDS) will provide its knowledge, convening power and expertise to Member States in support of implementation through nationally owned, interlinked and transformative results.
8 To do so, the UNITED NATIONS is committed to delivering across mandates, sectors and institutional boundaries, and to practising more coherent and integrated system-wide strategic planning, implementation and This document provides guidance for a new generation of the UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE Frameworks Supporting as appropriate technical and scientific cooperation (UNDAFs) or equivalent planning frameworks that reflect the and North-South, South-South and triangular, regional 2030 Agenda. The UNDAF provides a system-wide overview and international cooperation on and access to science, of key UN activities and functions at country level, in support of technology, innovation and knowledge-sharing in order to national policies, priorities and plans of programme countries, achieve SDGs; and while ensuring coordination, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency for maximum impact.
9 More specifically, UNDAF Encouraging the engagement and participation of relevant processes help enhance national ownership by: stakeholders and the broader population in national actions to achieve the SDGs, and thereby fostering ownership and R. ecognizing, supporting and advocating for effective public leadership of those efforts. policies, and use of national institutions, systems and domestic resources as the primary means of achieving the This guidance acknowledges the primacy of prevention, and SDGs; recognizes the importance of having a whole of UN system approach to sustaining peace and building peace in fragile and S.
10 Upporting and drawing upon national strategic planning conflict-affected settings, in line with UNITED NATIONS General processes as well as monitoring and evaluation systems to Assembly and Security Council resolutions. It thus contributes track progress towards the SDGs; mobilize support for using to actions for promoting closer working arrangements across globally agreed SDG indicators; identify aggregate progress the DEVELOPMENT , humanitarian and peacebuilding nexus. and progress for groups left behind; and highlight corrective actions required in the context of DEVELOPMENT cooperation.