2007 Resident Coordinator Annual Report
Myanmar is classified as a least developed country (LDC) with a GDP per capita of USD 300 per annum. It ranked 132 out of 177 countries in the 2007 UNDP Human Development Index. Furthermore, the country has been subject to selective economic sanctions, and there are various restrictions and limitations set on donor assistance and UN agencies’ operational mandates in-country.

Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar on 2 and 3 May 2008, caused widespread devastation primarily in the Ayeyarwady and Yangon Divisions. The scale of human loss and suffering was vast, with nearly 140,000 persons dead according to official figures and nearly 20,000 injured. Estimated 2.4 million people were severely affected, suffering from loss of livelihoods, shelter, basic infrastructure and more.

In response to this worst natural disaster in the history of Myanmar, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Myanmar on 22-23 and 25 May, becoming the first SG to visit the country in the past 44 years. At the ASEAN-UN International Pledging Conference on 25 May, a Tripartite Core Group (TCG), consisting of high-level representatives of the Government, ASEAN and UN, was established. Since then, the TCG has been providing a forum for strategic/policy dialogue, cooperation and resolution of practical issues affecting effective and efficient delivery of post-Nargis response, to which the RC/HC and two UN Heads of Agency are actively participating.

Funding for the post-Nargis humanitarian response has been good, with the Revised Appeal 66% funded, with over USD 313 million contributed out of USD 477 million (as of 26 February 09), making it one of the better funded humanitarian appeals in 2008. Due to joint efforts, there was no second wave of morbidity and mortality amongst the cyclone-affected people.

The role of a regional organization, ASEAN, as the interlocutor between the Government and the international community in post-Nargis response has paved a new way for the engagement of the international community in Myanmar. ASEAN, under the leadership and personal commitment from its Secretary-General, will continue to be the key to international assistance in Myanmar. UN agencies, together with their partner humanitarian aid organizations, have enjoyed greater access than ever before to the cyclone-affected areas, which allowed UNCT to more efficiently and effectively deliver the needed relief and early recovery assistance. Through the cluster system, UN, its IASC partners, the Government and local civil society have been successful in achieving increased coordination and aid effectiveness, both at Yangon- and field-levels.

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


n/a

Summary on progress in UN Reform


Since the Cyclone Nargis and the increased need to strategize, coordinate and deliver together, UNCT has been meeting on a weekly basis and is an active forum of information-sharing, decision-making and collective action.

One of the challenges that UNCT faces in “Delivering as One” is the issue of agencies’ differing mandates. Some agencies, such as UNICEF, WHO and FAO, are mandated and allowed to work closely with the Government and its partners, while other agencies, most notably UNDP, are not allowed to work directly with the Government. To address this challenge, at the 1.5-day UNCT Retreat held in 28-29 August 2008, UNCT agreed to engage in a strategic planning exercise, which will allow for UN agencies with various mandatory and operational restrictions to complement each other’s work.

The UN Communications Group (UNCG), consisting of one Communications focal point from all UNCT members, was actively engaged in joint external communication efforts, such as UNCT press releases, joint activities to mark the UN Day and production of a booklet on UN Assistance in Myanmar. UNCG, through its bi-weekly meetings, ensures that the UN “speaks as one,” combining all UN agencies strengths in communication and avoiding overlaps, duplications and inconsistencies to increase efficiency, synergies and maximum impact.

i) Efforts to align with the national development processes

One area of alignment between the national and UN planning was achieved in the area of post-Nargis recovery planning. On 15 August 2008, the Government finalized its “Programme for Reconstruction of Cyclone Nargis Affected Areas and Implementation Plans for Preparedness and Protection for Future Natural Disasters,” which is a master plan that guides ministerial-level sector specific plans. Under the auspices of the TCG, in February 2009 the UN and its IASC partners launched the Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP), which is a three-year medium-term recovery plan (2009-2011) to re-establish safe and sustainable lives and livelihoods in the affected communities. Totaling approximately USD 700 million, PONREPP aims to meet the needs for eight operational sectors: livelihoods; shelter; education and training; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; disaster risk reduction; environment; and, protection and vulnerable groups. PONREPP further promotes the community ownership of the recovery process. PONREPP complements the Government Plan, and consultations- both formal and informal- were held with the Government to ensure a common understanding, credibility and complementarities between the two Plans.

ii) Support to the national government in the preparation and/or implementation of comprehensive MDG-based national development strategies

UN is advocating with the Government for UN to be involved in the next MDG Progress Report, since the last Government of Myanmar MDG Progress Report in 2005 was prepared without any UN involvement. Regional disparity is an important issue that had not been reflected in the Government MDG Progress Report (2005). In Myanmar, there are pockets of the population, most notably in the border areas, who are not counted by the Government when conducting such surveys. Therefore, regional disparity is an area that UN is keen to look into when working with the Government on its next MDG Progress Report.

While the UN was not involved in the MDG Progress Report, UNDP and the Government jointly conducted a household survey, results of which were endorsed by the Government in December 2007. UNDP is now planning to do the next round of joint UNDP-Government survey, upon request made by the Minister of Planning. Possibility of joint collaboration with UNICEF, who is conducting its Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in areas including nutrition, health, WESH, education and child protection, and WHO, who is conducting a national TB survey, was explored with a view that joint surveys with collective UNCT inputs would open a high-level policy dialogue with the Government.

iii) Progress UNCT is making collectively in support of the national partners’ endeavors towards capacity development and aid effectiveness

Following the RC’s meeting with the Secretary I and the Ministers of Planning and Foreign Affairs on 2 December 2008, the RC formally requested for a regular follow-up meeting between the Government Ministers and UNCT members. The first of such meetings is scheduled to take place in mid-March 2009.

Following the RC’s meeting with the Chair of the Myanmar Human Rights Body (MHRB), a meeting between the MHRB and the UNCT Sub-Group on Human Rights took place on 5 February 2009. At the meeting, the possible areas in which the UNCT Sub-Group on Human Rights can provide capacity building support to the MHRB was discussed, and it was agreed that a follow-up meeting to further explore the areas of cooperation will take place in March 2009. Through continuous dialogue with MHRB, UNCT aims to support the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, who visited the country in August 2009.

Furthermore, the UNCT continues to provide support to the Government to fulfill its regular reporting obligations to human rights conventions signed by Myanmar, in particular in relation to Children and Armed Conflict (SC Resolution 1612) and Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). On 3 November 2008, the Government was invited to discuss its report with the CEDAW Secretariat, and UNCT submitted a supplementary report to the CEDAW Secretariat.

RC and the UNCT have also been providing support to the Special Advisor, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as needed.

Through the TCG mechanism, UNCT under the leadership to the RC/HC has been collectively providing capacity development and aid effectiveness support to the Government in the area of post-Nargis efforts. In the past nine months, the TCG has commissioned and overseen a number of milestone activities to improve the effectiveness of aid in a challenging environment. The Post-Nargis Joint Assessment (PoNJA), launched on 21 July, identified needs to guide the ongoing and planned humanitarian relief and early recovery activities, informed the Revised Appeal (May 08 – April 09), and provided inputs for longer-term recovery and reconstruction planning. The PONJA, also translated into Myanmar language, has been widely disseminated amongst the Government Ministries, local NGOs and civil society organizations. The Periodic Review, completed in December 08, monitored the cyclone-affected areas, providing a snapshot of the progress made in recovery at both household- and community-levels, informing and guiding the strategic decision-making amongst all relevant stakeholders to address outstanding needs in a comprehensive manner. The Post-Nargis Social Impacts Monitoring, completed in January 09, is a study that assesses the social dimensions of the impacts of Nargis and of aid delivery from the perspectives of affected communities. It focuses on issues of aid effectiveness, the socioeconomic impacts of the disaster, and the impact on social relations within and between communities. These assessments and reviews, as well as PONREPP mentioned above, have been critical achievements in terms of supporting the Government cyclone relief and early recovery efforts, also addressing the issue of aid effectiveness. PONREPP in particular clearly spells out the contribution of the UN and its IASC partners to the recovery efforts in the Delta. By so doing, it allows UN to increase its visibility and transparency, as well as to set up appropriate management and coordination structures and funding mechanisms to ensure effective implementation of recovery interventions. iv) Experiences of common programming, including joint programmes and HACT, as well as other highlights in coordination

In order to ensure aid effectiveness and greater donor coherence, various meetings and consultations with donors, both Yangon- and Bangkok-based, have been regularly taking place. Since October 2008, UNCT under the leadership of the RC and together with the IASC have been organizing a bi-monthly donor meeting with both Yangon- and Bangkok-based donors, combined with a field visit to UN/IASC project sites. Taking a thematic approach, the aim of these donor meetings is information-sharing and advocacy towards the issues in Myanmar, as well as attracting new donor interest. In so doing, UNCT and its IASC partners have been speaking in one voice on how, in spite of the various restrictions, constraints and obstacles, it is possible to effectively address the needs of the Myanmar people.

There have also been almost weekly ad-hoc meetings with key Yangon-based donors on various humanitarian, political and other policy issues.

Furthermore, the RC and other UNCT members continued to participate in the Bangkok Informal Group on Myanmar Assistance Issue (BIGMAI), which is an informal monthly meeting of Bangkok-based donors, until November 2008. Continuation of their participation is currently under consideration. Coordination with international NGOs has been ongoing through the regular IASC meetings as its main forum, chaired by the HC. In addition to information-sharing, the IASC meetings have been useful in addressing operational challenges and other concerns faced by the international (and national) NGOs.

Highlights in coordination from the operational management side include increased common services and harmonized business practices. In view of increased operational size of the UN agencies, RC had approached the Government for new premises for the UN, which was positively received. UNCT, with the Operational Management Team’s support, has identified a number of possible common UN premises. In 2009, steps will be taken to proceed towards this end. Already, UNDP, WFP and UNFPA share a common premises and services (including ICT services), while ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UN HABITAT, UNICEF and WHO are co-located in a commercial hotel, having jointly worked out a collective, economic deal.

In 2007, UNCT asked that Myanmar be exempted from HACT implementation, as UN agencies are restricted from cash transfers to Government implementing partners.

To ensure staff safety and security, regular SMT meetings were held in 2008. During the early months following the Cyclone Nargis, joint security assessments were conducted in the cyclone-affected areas. Also in 2008, 24/7 Radio Rooms became operational in Yangon and in the Delta to meet the security needs of all staff.

Key aspects of the proposed 2009 workplan


With the recruitment of a senior Strategic Planning Advisor based in the Office of the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator starting end March 2009, 2009 will be a key year in preparing a joint strategic plan for Myanmar. In particular, UNCT will be engaged in:

• Joint analytical assessment of the main issues (by sector) facing Myanmar and its people, to ensure that the UN System has a common understanding; • Development of a joint UN vision and strategy to support coordinated assistance to Myanmar based on common UN System priorities; • Development of a joint UN framework to implement the UN vision/strategy; • Establishment of a joint monitoring mechanism for the UN framework implementation, as well as joint resource mobilization and communication strategies; and, • Identification of joint programming opportunities and preparation of joint programmes.

At the UNCT Retreat planned for early April 2009, the UNCT is planning to identify possible areas of joint programming.

Furthermore, with the phasing out of clusters for coordination of Nargis response, UNCT, together with the IASC, is in discussion on the way forward to strengthen nation-wide coordination through existing and new Thematic Working Groups and Geographical Coordination Groups.

Recommendations


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   2008 Results and Use of Funds

2008 Results and Use of Funds
Part One: Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (Results 2008)
Key Result Area Outcome Name Indicate Total Budget Per Outcome Provide an indicative budget delivery amount per outcome in 2008.    Comments
UNDAFOutcome 1  
UNDAFOutcome 2  
UNDAFOutcome 3  
UNDAFOutcome 4  
UNDAFOutcome 5  
PART 1 TOTAL $0.00 $0.00
Part Two: Coordination Results
Key Results Area Expected Outputs1 Performance Indicators2 Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional Support Needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF Transition Un Agencies3 Other
Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Result Area 1: Coordination for Results
UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy
UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

       
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration and/or the UNDG Action Plan on the Development Outcome of the World Summit (MDG Action Plan) * n/a

n/a

       
UN support to capacity development strategies

       
UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 *

Following the Cyclone Nargis and the scaling down of emergency relief activities, the UNCT, under the auspices of TCG and together with the IASC, formulated the Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP), which has been positively received by all stakeholders and will be implemented in 2009.

$453.00 $80,543.00

       
Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

       
Other

       
Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration
Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc Increased coordination between bilateral donors and the UN system through by-monthly aid effectiveness meetings in Yangon and BIGMAI meetings in Bangkok.

Effective coordination as recorded in meeting minutes

Increased coordination between bilateral donors (both Yangon- and Bangkok-based), regional organization (ASEAN), ASEAN and neighbouring countries and the UN system through bi-monthly donor meetings in Yangon and UNCT participation in BIGMAI meetings and other donor meetings in Bangkok.

$5,000.00 $5,812.00 $560.00

       
UN support to aid coordination/management

       
Other

       
UNDAF/Common Programming
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle *

n/a

       
Preparation of CCA/UNDAF

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E Framework * n/a

n/a

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation

       
Other

       
Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes *

n/a

       
M&E of Joint Programmes n/a

       
Other

       
HACT
Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country *

n/a (see below)

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT Preparation in place for HACT implementation by the end of the year -subject to government agreements on macro-assessments

HACT implemented, as much as possible given country environment.

UNCT has asked that Myanmar be exempted from HACT implementation, as UN agencies are restricted from cash transfers to Government implementing partners.

$8,000.00

       
Other

       
Gender Equality
UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.)

       
Capacity development for gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality Effective UN Gender Theme Group with workplan to address priorities in UN programming in Myanmar; workshop to develop action plan

UN common workplan on gender issues

In the context of post-Nargis response, Women's Protection Sub-Cluster was established and strategy paper finalized. Initial steps were taken with the Government to create a Women's Protection Plan of Action for cyclone-affected areas. Discussions are ongoing on how best to reactivate the UN Gender Theme Group.

$1,000.00 $86.00

       
Other

       
HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * Resources mobilized and 1st year of implementation of Joint Support undertaken

Status of UN funding on HIV; first annual report on UN Joint Support Programme (2008)

The joint team was established and is functional. USD 200,000 was mobilized from UNAIDS for Project Acceleration Fund (PAF) on harm reduction review, national consultation on testing and counseling, etc. Additional USD 100,000 was mobilized from the Japanese Trust Fund for Human Security for supporting AIDS and gender work in Nagis-affected areas. Proposal for USD 200,000 Irish fund in supporting AIDS work in protracted countries from Myanmar was successfully submitted. A gender review proposal for PAF funding (USD 45,000) was submitted and is being reviewed. Although the annual report on UN Joint Support Programme was not done due to many activities in 2008 being postponed or canceled, there was a good review of the Joint Team function through a joint team retreat.

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * Preparatory assessments undertaken for Mid Term Review of National Strategic Plan and Mid Term Review undertaken

Preparatory capacity building (civil society) and reviews (harm reduction, gender) and Mid Term Review undertaken

Postponed and will be conducted in 2009.

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace All UN staff in Myanmar undergo refresher awareness training and gender training

Reports of UN trainings; pre and post-training studies

The UN Cares programme was launched on 1 Oct 2008 and UN Cares TOT training was conducted in December with overwhelming positive feedback. Training is ongoing both in Yangon and in the field.

       
Other Procurement and supply management efforts of UN agencies coordinated and Government systems strengthened

1) No stock outs of test kit or ART. 2) Department of Health supply management is improved

Good progress was made in terms field assessment, joint planning with MoH and the design of the PSM ToT course, which will be conducted in 2009. The PSM unit also played an crucial role in the development of the Global Fund round 9 grant proposal.

       
Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems 1) The Human Rights Monitoring Group established to ensure adequate cohesion, coordination and monitoring of all human rights-related efforts by UN agencies in the country. 2) Training for UN staff provided. 3) National Human Rights Officer to work on human rights network and develop monitoring tools for UN agencies

1) WG established. 2) Workshop facilitated by OHCHR-Bangkok. 3) National staff in place

UNCT Sub-Group on Human Rights was formalized. The UNCT capacity on Human Rights Based Approach was strengthened through a workshop facilitated by OHCHR Bangkok in March. While national Human Rights Officer was not recruited, ProCap and GenCap Advisors were recruited to strengthen the protection capacity of UNCT.

$10,000.00 $4,495.00

       
Other Working with UN Good Offices role to increase capacity to respond to requests for technical assistance in the upcoming electoral process

Relevant personnel training

       
Coordination of Humanitarian/Natural Disaster Operations
Coordination of humanitarian operations Humanitarian operations facilitated by coordination officer

Coordination Officer post filled throughout the year

Coordination Officer (ALD) in place.

$30,000.00 $47,207.00 $24,606.00

       
Preparation of crisis prevention/natural disaster operations/plans

       
Contingency Plan initiatives Contingency planning document for all types of emergencies and disasters produced and endorsed by the UNCT.

1) Contingency plan adopted. 2) Cluster leads in place for implementation of plan.

Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar in the midst of the contingency planning exercise. Because of that, the cluster system was immediately activated following the cyclone and has been functional throughout Nargis response. Contingency planning exercise will now take place in 2009.

$3,000.00

       
Other

       
Security
Security Management Team Emergency Communications System (ECS) developed and operational.

ECS in place.

Partially operational for Delta and Yangon, pending Government licenses for telecommunication equipment and procument of radios to all staff.

$5,000.00 $3,660.00 $100,000.00

       
UNCT Security Plan 1) Security Awareness training provided. 2) ISECT training to ISECT administrators provided. 3) Security Operations Centre (SOC) set up and operational

1) Trainings and awareness enhanced. 2) SOC functioning

1) Ad-hoc security trainings conducted in the Delta and security briefing provided to new comers and travellers to the Delta; 2) ISECT training was not conducted due to changes in priorities as a result of Cyclone Nargis; 3) SOC, or 24/7 Radio Rooms, were set up in Yangon and the Delta and are fully operational.

$3,000.00 $83,760.00

       
Other

       
Common Services and Premises
Planned initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness of UN operations, incl. common administrative services and common arrangements in support of programme delivery (including Joint Office initiative) Liaison/Operation office established in Naypyitaw

Liaison/Operation office has not been established in NPT, yet there is a daily courier service to NPT provided by UNICEF for use of all UN agencies.

$8,000.00

       
Planned initiatives on common premises

OMT has started to look into possible sites for common premises.

       
Other

       
Other (specify)
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 2: UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications
Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1) UN communications strategy and common advocacy material developed. 2) Code of Conduct training for all UN staff provided. 3) UN-wide CoC oversight system established (including a system for the reporting of exploitation, harrassment and sexual abuse). 4) Continued advocacy on issue of children in armed conflict to increase information pool and response capacity. 5) Advocacy with out-of-country stakeholders on the role of the UN in Myanmar

1) UN communications strategy. 2) CoC training. 3) CoC system in place. 4) Advocacy and information sharing meetings with organisations working on issue of children in armed conflict

With the joining of a dedicated Communications Officer in RCO, the communications and advocacy capacities of the UNCT strengthened. Joint UN communications strategy is being prepared and will be finalized in 2009. Advocacy with out-of-country stakeholders on the role of the UN in Myanmar continued in 2008, through media interviews by RC with Myanmar-based and regional international media, media statements and press releases.

$30,000.00 $6,909.00

       
Other

       
Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy
Development/implementation of RM strategy

       
Other

       
Result Area 3: Non-Resident UN Agencies
Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes
Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming Invitation to non-resident agencies to participate in relevant Myanmar events

Continued involvement of non-resident agencies in relevant activities

Non-Resident Agencies have been invited to a number of UNCT initiatives, including the strategic planning process and various meetings. Support has been provided to facilitate their in-country missions and requests for information & follow-up on issues.

       
Other

       
Result Area 4: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing The support to and capacity of the RC office is enhanced through provision of staff; participation of RC Office in relevant workshops and trainings

Staff and relevant travel-related trainings and workshops

The capacity of the RCO was strengthened as a result of recruitment of Coordination Officer and secondment of Communications Officer. The Coordination Officer attended the sub-regional Coordination Officers' meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR

$100,000.00 $14,123.00

       
Materials/Equipment

       
Training of UN staff

       
Other

       

TOTAL $203,000.00 $82,745.00 $0.00 $105,709.00 $183,760.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00



   Joint Programmes


         *** no joint programmes reported ***






   Coordination Procedures and Practices

Coordination practices and procedures
CP Results Recommendations to DGO
The Post-Nargis Joint Assessment (PoNJA) was a TCG-led planning process that provided a common platform to identify and focus efforts on key humanitarian priorities and ensured cooperation between multiple stakeholders, while mobilizing human and financial resources. PONJA identified needs to guide the then ongoing and planned humanitarian relief and early recovery activities, informed the Revised Flash Appeal, and provided inputs for the longer-term Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP).

Transaction costs:Approximately USD 500,000 was raised locally from DFID/UK and EC. n/a
Achievements:PONJA is an excellent example of the UN working closely together with national, regional and international partners to map out a common understanding of humanitarian relief and early recovery needs and create a shared vision for addressing these needs. It has also promoted a broad dialogue on the post-Nargis humanitarian as well as recovery priorities, which several months later led to the preparation of the PONREPP.
Lessons learned:PONJA was an exemplary effort in a number of ways that can be replicated in other post-natural disaster and possibly post-conflict situations. 1. PONJA was the first post-natural disaster assessment in cooperation with a regional organization. The benefits of active engagement and leadership of an effective regional organization such as ASEAN is an evident lesson not only for future operations in Myanmar but in other countries as well. Regular dialogue between the UN and regional organizations to identify and define cooperation areas and modalities would be beneficial. 2. PONJA was the first attempt to provide an integrated and sequenced approach to humanitarian needs, including relief and early recovery, with medium- and longer-term recovery needs. Having a longer term vision for recovery planning through identification of recovery needs at an early stage is a lesson that ensures provision of assistance with minimum disruptions, gaps and/or overlaps to the victims of natural disasters. 3. PONJA demonstrated cooperation between humanitarian and development actors, which is a lesson that there should be more regular dialogue and joint planning between the humanitarian and development organizations at both field and HQ-levels.



   2009 Workplan

2009 Workplan
KEY RESULTS AREA Expected Outputs Perf. Indicators Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional support needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF UN Agencies Other
Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Coordination for Results (WORKPLAN09)
UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * MDG monitoring and tracking support provided to the Government towards the preparation of its next MDG Progress Report

1) Regular high-level dialogue with concerned ministries re MDGs; 2) provision of support by UN agencies in MDG monitoring and tracking

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to capacity development strategies

UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 * n/a

n/a

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

Other

Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc

UN support to aid coordination/management Exchange on Myanmar humanitarian and development needs held and broad-based discussion on harmonization of multilateral and bilateral strategies and coordination of assistance initiated through the Partnership Group on Aid Effectiveness (PGAE) meetings

• No. of PGAE meetings attended by RC/HC and/or RCO staff and types of aid coordination/management support provided

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * 1) Development of a UN strategic plan with regular dialogue/involvement with/of the Government throughout the process 2) UNCT engagement in policy-level dialogue with line ministries

1) UNCT strategic plan developed with input from the Government of Myanmar 2) No. of meetings between the UNCT and various ministers

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Preparation of CCA/UNDAF 1) Completion of a strategic assessment 2) Progress made towards the finalization of the UN strategic plan, informed by the strategic assessment

1) Strategic assessment document endorsed by UNCT and shared with the Government 2) Milestones achieved towards the finalization of the UN strategic plan

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * n/a

n/a

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation

Other

Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (drawing from your UNDAF Annual Review)

Joint Programmes6 Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * Preparation of at least one joint programme

• No. of concrete steps taken towards the identification of joint programming opportunities and preparation of joint programmes • No. of joint programmes prepared

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

M&E of Joint Programmes

Other

HACT Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * n/a

n/a

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

Other

Gender Equality UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.) 1) Committed gender advisors/focal points for all UN agencies 2) Reactivation of Gender Theme Group, creation of Gender Theme Group workplan, TOR and strategic direction focused on programs expanding outside of the Delta 3) Inclusion of gender as cross-cutting issue in UNCT initiatives and overall gender mainstreaming in UN programmes

Action plan for gender mainstreaming in UN programmes endorsed by UNCT

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality.

Other

HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * Successful mobilization of resources and implementation of joint support; production of annual report on UN Joint Support Programme

Funding level of HIV programmes and annual report on UN Joint Support Programme (2009)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1) Development and adoption by all partners of national CoC framework 2) Scale-up of testing and counseling

1) National CoC framework distributed to all partners 2) National workshop on testing and counseling held

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * Provision of refresher awareness training and gender training to all UN staff

• % of staff who completed the two refresher trainings • Results available from the reports of UN trainings and pre and post-training studies

$1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach

Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems 1) Strengthened capacity of UNCT Sub-Group on Human Rights 2) Regular dialogue and capacity building support provided to Myanmar Human Rights Body (MHRB)

1a) No. of Sub-Group meetings; 1b) No. of trainings and other capacity building opportunities attended by Sub-Group members 2) No. of meetings with MHRB

$6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

Common Services and Premises Planned initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness of UN operations, incl. common administrative services and common arrangements in support of programme delivery (including Joint Office initiative) Increased quality of common services and arrangements (eg: UN dispensary, VSAT, co-location) for further cost-effectiveness and identification of new common service opportunities

• No. of OMT meetings • No. initiatives successfully undertaken by OMT

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Planned initiatives on common premises Identification of the site for common UN premises, Government approval and finalization of UNCT action plan towards the phased move-in

• Continued discussions with the Ministry of Planning, resulting in an approval received • Types of concrete actions taken towards UNCT-approved action plan and timeline for the phased move-in

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

Other (specify) Other (specify)

Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN09)
Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors Finalization of contigency plan for all types of emergencies/disasters

• Contingency plan endorsed by UNCT & IASC • No. of cluster leads appointed (vs. the Plan)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Relief Coordination of humanitarian operations Effective and coordinated humanitarian operations through well-functioning coordination mechanisms (theme groups and geographic coordination groups)

• No. of coordination mechanisms activated with ToR and leads (vs. planned)

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

Development of a response plan

Other (specify)

Advocy

Resource mobilization

UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN09)
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1) Development of joint UN communications strategy and joint advocacy/information materials and publications 2) Continued effective advocacy for the core values of the UN, including human rights and human rights conventions signed by the Government 3) Continued advocacy with out-of-country stakeholders on the roles and work of the UN in Myanmar

1a) Joint UN communications strategy endorsed by UNCT 1b) No. of joint advocacy/information materials and publications 2) Advocacy with the Government and other stakeholders on core values of the UN 3) No. of meetings and advocacy activities with out-of-country stakeholders attended by RC/HC, UNCT members and RCO staff

$16,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy 1) Development of joint UN resource mobilization strategy 2) Strengthened ties with the Yangon- and Bangkok-based donor communities through regular meetings and information sharing, leading to enhanced donor engagement and cooperation between the UN and the key donors for Post-Nargis recovery and other programme activities 3) Continued mobilization of resources based on further strengthened engagement modalities for the post-Cyclone Nargis recovery phase, as well as for the rest of the country in addressing emergency humanitarian and development needs

1) Joint UN resource mobilization strategy endorsed by UNCT 2a) No. of meetings with key donors 2b) No. of donor meetings and field visits 3) Amount of fund mobilized

$105,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

Security Management (WORKPLAN09)
Security Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present

Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA

Other

Up to date security plan

Security Management Team Reinforcement and full MOSS compliance, including in the field offices, and regular inputs and updates of security-related information

• MOSS compliance in all offices across the country • Numbers of SMT meetings and Security Advisories

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of security training for staff

Non-Resident UN Agencies (WORKPLAN09)
Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming Active involvement of non-resident UN agencies in relevant UNCT initiatives and activities, in particular the strategic planning process

• No. of UNCT initiatives and activities with NRA inputs • Types and frequency of support provided to NRAs (eg: mission, advice, advocacy, etc.)

$6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN09)
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing Strengthened RCO capacity, in particular in the area of strategic planning

• Strategic Planning Advisor and External Relations Officer in place • No. of trainings and other capacity building opportunities attended by RCO staff

$24,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Materials/Equipment

Training of UN staff

Other (specify)


TOTAL $214,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00