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UNDP as a key member of the UN Development Group (UNDG), is committed to promoting greater synergy in UN operational activities in developing countries. It is the coordinating umbrella for all UN funds and programmes working on development issues. As the manager of the resident coordination system, UNDP strives towards a coherent and strong United Nations.
The UNDP Resident Representative is the UN Resident Coordinator in Bhutan and designated representative of the UN Secretary General for development operations. The Resident Coordinator draws on the relevant skills and assets of all members of the UN Country Team into the UN programme, working in a participatory manner, in the spirit of partnership and inclusion and with a focus on implementing government strategy to better serve the beneficiaries.
A common Country Programme Action Plan (cCPAP) has been developed and signed between the Royal Government and the UN ExCom agencies including other interested UN Partner Agencies Enhanced development effectiveness of UN activities in Bhutan. The cCPAP is an operational plan of the UNDAF and provides an opportunity for all UN agencies to participate within a coherent framework that will facilitate coordination with the government. It covers the activities of 15 agencies (resident and non-resident).
UN agencies support will focus in the five priority areas as derived from the UNDAF namely, Poverty Reduction, Health, Education, Governance, and Environment and Disaster Management. The UN Excom Agencies have committed a total of USD 63.40 million out of which USD 17.23 million is committed as core resources for the next five years (2008-2012) to support the programmes specified in this cCPAP and the balance of USD 46.17 million as non-core resources for which the UN agencies will mobilize additional resources from other donors. UNDP’s commitment for the cCPAP for the next five years amounts to USD8.40million in core resouces and USD19.50 million in non-core resources.
On the operational side, several harmonization initiatives are being undertaken among the UN agencies in Bhutan in the areas of procurement, finance & financial reporting, administration, human resource and IT. For more details, visit UN System in Bhutan website.
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