2007 Resident Coordinator Annual Report
1. Major developments

After several delays in the previous year, 2008 was marked by several important steps forward in Nepal’s Peace process. Elections to a new Constituent Assembly were held in April 2008. This was followed by a peaceful declaration of a Republic in May, and in September by the formation of a coalition government to lead the country through a transition timetable which includes the drafting of a new constitution, and moving forward on Nepal’s peace process.

This progress took place against an uncertain background. Worrying patterns included, at the central level, the fragility of the consensus among the coalition partners leading to delays in key Comprehensive Peace Agreement areas like army integration and discharge; the difficulty of central structures to deliver on peace dividend priorities; at the local level, a near total paralysis of local governing bodies, the erosion of law and order outside of the capital, in the face of newly formed armed factions (which rose in number from some 20 to 31 groups between the middle and end of 2008) and other protest groups.

Overall, the UN remained concerned that failure to deliver a post-war dividend quickly and equitably would erode the public credibility of the peace and lead, potentially, to new patterns of internal conflict.

The year also saw two rounds of downsizing of UNMIN’s presence in the country from a total of 887 to 243 arms monitors and civilian staff. A particular impact was a significant cut in the UN’s overall field presence, which was felt in the second half of year. This raised challenging questions for the UNCT about how to maintain accurate and credible field analysis and information flows, precisely at a time when violence in several parts of the country appeared to intensify.

A final concern was Nepal’s increasingly difficult external environment: First, the impact of escalating food and fuel was immediately felt during the year, particularly by the most vulnerable groups. Second, partners became increasingly sensitive to the potential impact of the global economic crisis (spilling over from the financial sector into the real economy) and, within this context, to the possibility of a contraction of Nepal’s market economy (including remittance revenue), an increasing dependency on aid, and new pressures on Nepali livelihoods, food security and nutritional status.

Within this mixed and uncertain context, the UN Country Team implemented the first year of the UNDAF 2008-10, in support of the government’ s own 3-year transitional plan, and launched its second humanitarian and transitional appeal for Nepal. It spent approximately USD 183 million in 2008, on humanitarian and development programmes, in contrast to USD 115 million in the previous year, and representing approximately 25 % of aid flows to Nepal.

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


4. Highlights on progress towards UNDAF outcomes

Each of the UNDAF areas is lead by a UN Theme Group co-chaired by 2 relevant UN Agency Heads. The Theme Groups meet periodically to monitor progress against agreed outcomes, and to review priorities as necessary. In spite of a very challenging context, 2008 saw some significant steps forward in all four of the Nepal UNDAF priority areas.

Under UNDAF Outcome A ‘Consolidating Peace’, with the convening of the CA, the UN and its partners intensified their support to constitution making. Conflict-affected children around the country, with their families and communities, received targeted assistance, cantonment populations received health services, and preparations were made for supporting the Government in the discharge of former Maoist combatants from the cantonments. The preparation of a legal framework for transitional justice mechanisms progressed, with participation by women and traditionally excluded. Civil society groups, Constituent Assembly members and government officials received capacity support to advocate in favour of Nepal’s adherence to UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction was provided support to develop a National Plan of Action to implement this resolution.

Under Outcome B ‘Quality Basic Services’, the net primary school enrolment rate reached 92 percent in 2008, from 89 percent in 2007. Also retention rates to grade 5 improved, particularly for girls (from 77 to 78.6 percent)..Through support to installation of water facilities – an additional 25,000 people were provided increased access to clean water. HIV/AIDS related services were provided to over 36,000 men involved in same-sex relationships and male sex workers, exceeding the target of 22,020. Some 1.5 million migrants and their families received information about HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention. Twenty three thousand people living with HIV/AIDS received care and support at specialised care homes.

In the area of Outcome C ‘Sustainable Livelihoods’ significant progress was made in creating employment and income generation and improving food security of the selected target population. Over 4.0 million workdays were created for vulnerable households by building, improving or maintaining roads and irrigation systems and other infrastructure. Food-for-assets activities increased food security by more than two months for the targeted population and employment to more than 100,000 households. Agricultural assistance was directly benefitting 75,000 small and marginal farmers in the crop seasons. On the policy level, a draft National Plan of Action for Youth Employment was drafted, and a second National Labour Force Survey was conducted.

While the challenges under Outcome D ‘Human Rights, Gender Equality, and Social Inclusion’ are significant, Nepal also saw some historical steps forward in the area of inclusion and rights. An effective quota system in the CA elections brought a significant improvement in the representation of women and marginalized groups in the new Assembly – 33% women, 23% Madhesis, 33% Janajatis, and 8% Dalits. This landmark result is expected to bring forward the implementation of many inclusion strategies and programmes affecting Nepal’s public sector. Also, several landmark decisions by the Supreme Court in 2008 – on the right to food, on reproductive rights, rape, gender equality in labour, and sexual minorities – demonstrate a willingness to move away from entrenched discriminatory practices of the past. The UN continued to work with governmental and non-governmental actors to develop their capacities in furthering rights and inclusion, to develop key legal and policy frameworks in this area, and to mainstreaming of gender and social inclusion concerns in budgets, and monitoring systems. For example, OHCHR trainings alone brought in more than 1500 participants from different state and non-state institutions. Since the elections, significant efforts have been made to support the engagement particularly of women and members of other excluded groups in the constitution drafting process. Training modules on human rights and social inclusion delivered to 120 women CA members and 60 members of the civil society.

At the close of 2008, the Theme Groups prepared a first-ever annual review of the UNDAF in Nepal. This review was set to be consulted with the Government of Nepal and formally released in the first quarter of 2009.

Summary on progress in UN Reform


3. Highlights on UNCT coordination and progress toward UN Reform

The government and three UN ExCom agencies signed their CPAPs jointly on 26th February 2008. UNDP and UNFPA conducted their annual CPAP review for 2008, while UNICEF planned to do a mid-term review in 2010. The ExCom agencies also moved closer to full HACT compliance: The results of a Macro-Assessment on Public Financial Management were endorsed by the Government on 10th June 2008, and a Micro Assessment of Implementing Partners (IPs) was completed and circulated in July 2008. Also during the year, the ExCom agencies conducted a series of training sessions for all IPs on the application of Fund Authorisation and Certification of Expenditure (FACE) forms. The IPs have begun using FACE forms. By years’ end the Ex Com were in the process of finalising a Joint Audit and Assurance Plan and planned to conduct at least one joint audit to with government and one with non-government partners in 2009. The agencies also planned to conduct spot checks in 2009.

An important innovation, designed to strengthen policy and programme coherence across the UN system in support of the peace process, was the progressive incorporation of the UN Peace Fund into the framework of the UN Country Team during 2008. The Fund, which received and allocated resources both of the UN Peace-building Fund centrally and of several donors locally, was thus able to finance activities under the UNDAF. Given the ongoing need for dedicated peace support projects, the Fund was expected to continue its operation under the chairmanship of the Resident Coordinator in 2009, in close collaboration with the Ministries of Peace and Reconstruction, and Finance and with Nepal’s own Peace Trust Fund.

The UNCT intensified its collaboration with the UN Millennium Campaign office in Bangkok. An MDG Campaign Specialist was placed in the RCO to act as a focal point of the Millennium Campaign in Nepal and to support the UNCT in joint advocacy on development issues. The RCO also supported a Nepal-based consultant in the drafting of the Country Facts and Campaign Guide Sheet 2008, which will work as an MDG advocacy tool for the Millennium Campaign and its civil society partners in Nepal. Specific MDG-related efforts in 2008 included programmes to address chronic child malnutrition and to encourage to remain in school. In addition, a project on aid effectiveness (under MDG 8) was finalised with the government of Nepal for start up in 2009 and presented to donors. The project will establish an aid-flow tracking database with Nepal’s Ministry of Finance, provide capacity support to the Ministry, and advice in aid policy formulation.

Highlights in the area of collaborative programming included the finalisation of a large joint programme by UNDP, UNCDF, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNV on improving service delivery through decentralised local governance. The UN programme will be implemented in the framework of the Government’s larger local governance programme LGCDP. The UNFPA, UNICEF and UNIFEM collaborative framework on gender-based violence (GBV) was finalised, and a joint programme on GBV was approved by the UN Trust Fund on violence against women to develop a comprehensive multi-sectoral response for the prevention and management of GBV. UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO agreed on joint implementation of programmes on maternal and neonatal health.

Collaborative programmes were also developed under the umbrella of the UN Peace Fund. These included the ILO and FAO joint programme on youth employment to reduce poverty and build peace by generating employment opportunities for 12,500 youths, the UNDP, UNFPA, and UNIFEM joint programme on local capacities for peace, both entering their implementation phase in 2009. Other programme collaboration included, for example, the OHCHR and UNDP capacity building programme of the National Human Rights Commission, the WFP and FAO cooperation on targeted seeds and fertilizers assistance, the WFP and UNHRC provision of protection, medical care, and shelter in the Bhutanese refugee camps, and on the humanitarian side, a collaborative response to the Koshi Flood. UNICEF, WFP and UNFPA collaborated closely on an emergency response in the aftermath of the flood which focused on nutrition and the provision of healthcare to affected communities.

With the Enhanced Collaboration in the Field (ECF) initiative, the ExCom agencies continued their efforts to strengthen their field presence in four pilot districts by developing new ways of working better together, finding synergies, and avoiding duplication. In 2008, a consultant was deployed to survey and assess these efforts and to suggest additional steps. A first report was made available to the country team at the end of 2008, with final recommendations expected during 2009. The process was initiated and guided by the ExCom Country Offices and coordinated by the RC Office. The ownership of the process, however, was decentralised and district and regional offices have used their local knowledge to create modalities that best fit the context of each district.

The UNCT decided in 2008 to upgrade its Information Working Group by launching a new UN Communications Group (UN-CG) for Nepal, made up of the Communications and Public Information Officers and spokespersons of the UN agencies. It was agreed that the UN-CG would be chaired by the senior-most Communications Officer in the Country Team, with secretariat support from the UN Information Centre for Nepal.

In support of this new strategy, UNMIN’s former radio team was absorbed into the UNCT framework at the end of 2008, in order to produce and air thematic programmes and public service announcements on behalf of the UN System as a whole. Radio programmes will cover a range of public issues, from constitutional awareness and human rights to health, water and sanitation messages. The Radio Team was placed under UNICEF management on behalf of the country team, and was set to begin its work in early 2009.

In 2008, the UNCT also launched a Youth Advisory Panel, consisting of representatives of independent youth organisations in Nepal. The purpose of the Panel is to advise UN Country Team member on ways to engage with the country’s young people in a context where significant numbers of youth are at-risk, both economically and politically. On common operational matters, the Operation Management Team (OMT) took several new steps in 2008 to improve common services. These included the introduction of a common contracting modality with travel agencies and car maintenance companies, the launch of a joint operations group website, the establishment of harmonised DSA rates across agencies, the installation of a new telephone system, and ongoing security analysis.

The humanitarian effort in 2008 centred on providing relief to Nepal’s most vulnerable and food-insecure groups. With an abrupt rise in food prices during the year, a total of 3 million received assistance. The emergency response also focused on the provision of relief to 70,000 flood victims.

Key aspects of the proposed 2009 workplan


5. Key aspects of the proposed 2009 RC work plan (Highlights)

A key aspect of the Resident Coordinator’s work-plan for 2009 will be to continue to support the efforts the Government of Nepal, the UN Country Team and the donor community to consolidate the peace process. This will involve continued support to members of the Constituent Assembly, and the implementation, as conditions permit, of programmes to support the discharge and re-integration of disqualified combatants from cantonments. It will involve the provision of advice to support the GoN’s implementation of a National Development Strategy and Plan. In this connection, the RC will fundraise for additional resources for the UN Peace Fund for Nepal, for additional projects to be financed in 2009. The RC will also work with UN agencies to strengthen the coordination of the UN’s presence in the field and to support the implementation of joint programmes.

The Resident Coordinator will continue to engage and advocate for further progress towards MDG targets in Nepal, with a special focus on current and potential problem areas, such as poverty, the persistence of chronic malnutrition among children under five, the spread of HIV/AIDS, gender equality, and quality basic services, and with increased attention to issues of the environment and climate change. The UN Communications Group, the Radio Team and other public information platform will be deployed for this purpose.

Increased attention will be given to enhancing the coordination among UN Agencies in the areas of disaster reduction, mitigation, management and response, with initial focus on national earthquake preparedness in the first half of 2009, and with the aim of securing formal endorsement by the GoN of a new National Disaster Reduction Strategy.

Another key area of focus will be to enhance the accountability and transparency of aid. Based on a feasibility study that is currently underway, discussions will be initiated with the donor community and the GoN to identify workable options for better accountability towards beneficiary communities. At the same time, the UN will assist the Government at the central level to better monitor and assess aid flows into the country.




   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 1National institutions, processes and initiatives to consolidate peace are strengthened.$83,876,000.00$38,400,000.00 
UNDAFOutcome 2Socially excluded and economically marginalised groups have increased access to improved Quality basic services.$148,015,850.00$42,300,000.00 
UNDAFOutcome 3Sustainable livelihood opportunities expanded, especially for socially excluded groups in conflict affected areas.$80,379,000.00$83,400,000.00 
UNDAFOutcome 4Respect, promotion and protection of human rights strengthened for all, especially for women and the socially excluded, for sustained peace and inclusive democracy.$45,597,500.00$19,500,000.00 
UNDAFOutcome 5   
PART 1 TOTAL $357,868,350.00 $183,600,000.00
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 1. The government has provided support to devise MDG-based national and sub-national development strategies with a package of MDG support services. 2. Assistance provided to the government in preparing MDG-based 11th Five Year Plan.

1. National and sub-national development strategies are MDG-based.

1. The Government of Nepal (GoN) was planning to extend the Three Year Interim Plan (TYIP) that runs through 2008-2010 to 2012. Therefore, the GoN did not require support for formulation of 11th Five Year Plan in 2008 as expected. UNCT plans to provide technical support to the government to develop National Development Strategy in 2009.

2. RC's Office prepared a briefing material for the Prime Minister for his participation at the High Level Event on MDGs.

$500.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $15,000.00

       
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) * 1. A macroeconomic framework consistent with the MDGs is developed, which enables government to assess the impact of MDG-based public spending.

2. MDG financing strategy (household financing, domestic revenue mobilization, and foreign aid mobilization, and assessing overall fiscal space for MDG financing), developed.

3. An implementation framework for the localization of MDGs at the sub-regional level is developed.

1. A macroeconomic framework developed.

2. MDGs Financing Strategy developed.

3. Implementation framework for localization of MDGs developed.

Due to the political changes in Nepal and frequent change in leadership of National Planning Commission (NPC), the project on MDG Initiative could not be implemented. Therefore, the expected outputs could not be delivered in 2008. The project document is being revisited through discussion with the newly appointed Vice Chairman and the members of the NPC. MDG Specialist provided to the UNCT by the Regional Office of the Millennium Campaign (Bangkok).

$5,000.00 $54,000.00

       
UN support to capacity development strategies The capacity of the Central Bureau of Statistics for census design, planning, implementation, analysis and dissemination is developed.

Partnership established for census planning and resource mobilization.

1. CBS was provided support for the revision of census questionnaires, update of census enumeration maps of municipalities and VDCs, TOT to CBS staff on census mapping, district workshops on future data needs, formation of census technical committee, and capacity building of district focal points on data collection, analysis and dissemination

2. UNFPA was acknowledged as the lead UN agency by the donor coordination meeting held on 28 November 2008 organized by Central Bureau of Statistics under the auspices of the Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission and attended by Robert Piper, RC and other donor partners.

$100,000.00 $120,000.00

       
UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 * UN assistance provided to the government to prepare their national report.

National report prepared and submitted to UN-OHRLLS.

The government is planning to prepare the report only in 2010, hence, support will be provided accordingly.

$2,000.00

       
Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5 UNCT/UNMIN Strategic Framework implemented. Priority Plan on UN Peace Fund developed further and implemented.

UN agencies support to UNMIN's mandate and to the peace process in Nepal planned, coordinated and implemented through joint efforts.

UN agencies worked in close collaboration with UNMIN in 2008 in the areas, including reintegration, human rights and gender. Priority Plan for UN Peace Building Fund was developed and approved. UNPBF allotted USD 10m to UN Peace Fund, which was incorporated into UNCT Framework.

$3,000.00 $17,882.75 $25,596.44

       
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 The capacity of the National Planning Commission (NPC) to conduct gender and socially inclusive planning and monitoring assessed.

Assessment report discussed with NPC and other stakeholders.

Due to the frequent change in leadership of National Planning Commission (NPC), the project on MDG Initiative could not be implemented. Therefore, the expected outputs could not be delivered in 2008.

$2,000.00 $15,000.00

       
UN support to aid coordination/management Technical assistance provided, on behalf of the donors, to the government in managing the multi-donor Nepal Peace Trust Fund.

Action Plan to improve the function of the NPTF implemented.

UNDP finalised Aid Management Platform Project with MoF and provided TA to the NPTF RCO, in December, hired a consultant for conducting a feasibility study to identify potential modalities to strengthen donor transparency and accountability in Nepal.

$2,000.00 $2,000.00 $18,500.00

       
Other Utilisation of the UN Peace Fund for Nepal increased to enhance coordination of support to the peace process.

Concept papers developed for design and approval of proposals.

Priority Plan for UN PBF was developed and approved. UNPBF allotted USD 10m to UN Peace Fund. USD 9.8m has been allocated to seven projects, which will be implemented by the UN agencies.

       
UNDAF/Common Programming
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * Country Programme Action Plans (CPAPs) 2008-2010 of the ExCom Agencies are implemented. CPAP implementation is harmonised with the priorities of Three-Year Interim Plan (TYIP) of the Government.

Regular consultations held with NPC and Ministry of Finance, active UNCT participation ensured in harmonised efforts to support the TYIP, e.g. on Community Development and SWAps in Health and Education.

CPAPs are harmonised and were signed in February for implementation. UN ExCom (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA) implemented CPAPs. UNDP and UNFPA conducted annual review of CPAPs for 2008 in consultation with the GoN. UNICEF is planned to do the mid-term review of its CPAP for 2010. SWAps implemented in Health and Education.

$2,000.00

       
Preparation of CCA/UNDAF

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E Framework * A joint M&E approach developed on the basis of the UNDAF M&E Framework.

Four thematic UNDAF working groups and the UNDAF M&E working group are re-established and have produced concrete input (according to their ToR) for the UNDAF Annual Review 2008.

Four Theme Groups for UNDAF were revived in July. The TG met regularly and produced the UNDAF Annual Report 2008.

$1,000.00 $5,811.70 $2,000.00

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation The UNDAF Annual Review is conducted.

UNDAF Annual Review Meeting held and report drafted.

The draft UNDAF Annual review report was drafted; the joint annual review meeting with the GoN is due 1st Quarter 2009.

$2,000.00

       
Other

       
Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * 1. Joint programme on decentralised service delivery of UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA finalised and operationalised.

2. Joint programme on Safe Motherhood of UNICEF and UNFPA developed.

1. Joint programme on decentralised service delivery of UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA under way.

2. Joint programme document approved and resources mobilised for joint programme.

1. UN Joint Programme (JP) to support Local Governance Community Development Programme (LGCDP) was finalised and approved by the GoN. The JP involves five agencies, including UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNV, UNCDF.

2. A proposal for a joint programme on Maternal and Neonatal Health has been finalised. This will involve UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO.

3.OHCHHR and UNDP collaborated to support the National Human Rights Commission.

4. WFP and UNHCR collarated on refugee support and WFP and FAO on improved food security.

5. Joint programme on Delivering essential reproductive health care, education and psycho-social counselling to conflict affected women and adolescent girls developed by UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO

6. Joint training modules on Human rights and Social inclusion developed and delivered to 120 women CA members and 60 members of the civil society by UNFPA, UNICEF and ILO

$2,000.00 $3,000.00

       
M&E of Joint Programmes Joint Programme M&E framework drafted and agreed.

M&E Work Plan in place.

M&E framework of LGCDP is in place but a separate M&E framework for the UN Joint Programme to Support LGCDP is not in place. M & E Work Plan is currently in the process of being drafted as the whole process was delayed.

$2,000.00 $244.00

       
Other Joint activities developed, e.g. on HIV/AIDS, SGBV, youth, and migration.

Impact of ExCom agency programmes in four districts enhanced through closer collaboration on implementation and monitoring.

Preparations made for new joint programming in identified areas.

Joint Work Plans drafted and implemented in the Enhanced Collaboration in the Field pilot districts of Dadeldhura, Dang, Kapilvastu, and Saptari.

1. National Estimation of the population related to HIV was conducted by UNAIDS/WHO.

2. Draft plan prepared for implementing joint activities focusing far western region.

3. Advocacy event conducted jointly by UNAIDS and UNICEF for reducing stigma and discrimination against People Living with HIV.

4. National Advocacy Plan 2008-2011 developed in technical assistance by UNAIDS and UNDP.

5. Reporters were trained on reporting HIV issue by UNAIDS and UNESCO.

6. World AIDS Day was celebrated nationally in technical support from UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNODC and UNDP.

7. A joint framework on GBV developed and resources mobilised by UNFPA, UNIFEM and UNICEF from implementation in 2009.

8. UN agencies including UNICEF, OHCHR and UNFPA collaborated on protection activities including providing trainings and establishing safe spaces and protection committees during the Koshi flood response

9. UNFPA and WFP collaborated to deliver food and health care services jointly to vulnerable populations in hilly districts.

10. Joint Work Plan was implemented in the Field pilot district of Dadeldhura. The activities focused on social mobilisation; reproductive health; sanitation and hygiene; women and children education; advocacy and awareness; support to small productive infrastructure; strengthening local governance; nutrition and M&E reporting. In Kapilbastu, the joint work plan was developed. In some districts, agencies collaborated for joint delivery of services; for example the joint delivery of food and reproductive health packages in some VDCs of Dadeldhura.

11. GIS staff members, who were earlier with WFP, were brought under RCO for joint information management.

$1,500.00 $1,615.69 $1,000.00 $11,981.20 $69,107.00

       
HACT
Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * HACT implemented by three ExCom agencies (UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF).

HACT operationalised.

1. Macro Assessment of Public Financial System endorsed by the Government of Nepal in June.

2. Micro Assessment of IPs completed.

3. FACE form operationalised.

$500.00 $100,000.00

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT Macro and Micro Assessment Reports on the Public Financial Management are endorsed.

Endorsement of Macro and Micro Assessments.

Macro and Micro Assessments were approved by the GoN.

$1,000.00 $62.00

       
Other Fund Authorisation Certification Framework (FACE) capacity among UNCT and implementing partners built.

Workshop on FACE conducted.

Series of workshops conducted to train IPs for using FACE.

$1,000.00 $2,000.00 $60,000.00

       
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. Local government staff trained on Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) sensitive budgeting, planning and monitoring and action plans developed in selected districts.

2. SGBV prevention incorporated in national planning processes.

3. UNSCR 1325 incorporated in national planning processes especially in the context of Peace Support.

1. No of government staff trained. 2. Prevention of SGBV included in Peace Support planning and implementation

3. 1325 included in Peace Support planning and implementation.

1. 50 GoN staff trained.

2. Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and National Health Training Centre has included response to GBV in their annual plans

3. Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction organized series of trainings and consultations for implementation of UNSCR 1325.

4. multisectoral GBV response initiated in collaboration with NGOs through access to justice funds for immediate relief for GBV victims, media campaign and medical, psycho social, legal and shelter services.

$2,000.00 $25,000.00

       
Capacity development for gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality The capacity of agency gender focal points to support the UNCT in mainstreaming gender into humanitarian operations is developed.

Trainings of the gender focal points are conducted with the support of the GenCap Adviser.

GenCap Advisor trained nearly 25 NGO representatives and 25 Gender and Disaster focal points and 10 UN gender theme group members on gender and GBV in humanitarian setting.

       
Other The Peace Support Working Group on UNSCR1325 ensures gender issues are integrated into the peace process.

1. Consultations with the government on the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 are conducted and implementation strategy endorsed.

2. National Action Plan for 1325 developed and implemented.

1. The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction presented a concept note on the development of the National Plan of action on UNSCR 1325 to the PSWG on UNSCR 1325. IEC materials were developed and disseminated widely. The Ministry organized a series of trainings and consultations, including in 10 districts.

2. The development of the NPA is in process.

$500.00

       
HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 1. Effective prevention and care program on HIV/AIDS is launched in the Far Western Region.

2. Harmonized response on HIV and AIDS in the Far Western Region is provided.

3. Coordination and facilitation of technical support by the Joint Team on AIDS members is improved.

1. One Joint UN program on prevention, treatment, care and support program particularly for women in the Far West, implemented.

2. Participation of a number of UN agencies/organizations in the response.

1. Draft programme was finalised, but needed resource mobilisation for implementation.

2. Number of UN agencies/organisation participated in various advocacy initiatives.

3. HIV/AIDS prevention activities undertaken by UNFPA for Koshi flood response and humanitarian aid workers were trained on universal precaution to HIV, AIDS and STIs for Kailali and Kanchanpur flash flood.

$2,000.00 $181,250.00

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1. Enhanced and more effective national response on HIV/AIDS

2. Improved utilization of strategic information on HIV/AIDS

1. Good practices documented.

2. National Action Plan on AIDS 2009-2011 developed, printed and disseminated.

3. Multisectoral, semi-autonomous entity is fully operationalised.

4. Implementation Plan on national M & E system is in place.

1. National Action Plan on HIV/AIDS 2008-2011 developed with technical assistance provided by UNAIDS and other inputs from Joint Team on AIDS members.

2. National HIV/AIDS and STI Control Board is functional.

3. Draft Implementation Plan on national M&E system was prepared.

$1,000.00 $76,115.00

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace 1. Better informed UN staff on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

2. Easily accessible education materials and where needed, PEP, for UN staff

1. Plan of Action on HIV/AIDS in the UN Workplace implemented.

2. Education materials on HIV prevention is made available to all UN staff.

Education materials on HIV prevention available to UN staff.

$1,000.00

       
Other The response on HIV/AIDS beyond health concerns is enhanced.

Specific HIV/AIDS initiatives integrated in the national plans of three line ministries.

HIV/AIDS initiatives integrated in the plans the five ministries.

       
Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach The capacity of the UNCT to apply a rights-based approach to programming is developed.

1. The capacity development needs of interested agencies are assessed and support is prepared accordingly.

2. Checklist for integrating HRBA in programmes disseminated.

UN agencies buy-in for and capacity to apply the HBRA was enhanced through a thematic discussion in the HoA meeting in October and a half-day HRBA workshop at the UNCT Retreat in December. Detailed preparations were made for a two-day HRBA training for programme staff as part of a combined training event on HRBA and Indigenous Peoples' Issues (training conducted in February 2009).UNFPA together with ILO and UNICEF developed a module on Human Rights and trained 120 women CA members and 80 members of the civil society. UNFPA organized consultation with nearly 1000 women and excluded communities on their issues to reach their voices to the CA members.

$1,000.00 $4,327.00

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems The coordination within the UNCT in supporting national human rights institutions, particularly the National Human Rights Commission, is strengthened.

Consultations within the UNCT on support to the National Human Rights Commission have continued.

UNDP and OHCHR continued its coordination on the support to the NHRC (No UNCT-wide consultations with the NHRC have taken place in 2008).

$1,000.00

       
Other Led by OHCHR and UNDP, the UNCT continues to support the National Human Rights Commission and other partners, including NGOs.

Capacity-building programmes implemented, supplemented by regular consultations.

OHCHR and UNDP continued supporting the NHRC through the Capacity Building for NHRC project, including through various training activities and joint operations at the regional level.

$1,000.00

       
Coordination of Humanitarian/Natural Disaster Operations
Coordination of humanitarian operations Common Appeal for Transition Support 2008 launched, implemented and tracked. Progress towards addressing issues including food security and nutrition, health, displacement, mine action, children affected by armed conflict, disaster preparedness and protection. Interactive Context Mapping developed. Humanitarian Coordination improved.

1. Launch of 2008 Common Appeal.

2. Number of regular and thematic maps developed and disseminated.

3. Number of gender balanced inter-agency missions facilitated. Number of IASC meetings with actionable decisions held.

4. Data collected on and used to plan response to emergencies disaggregated by sex, caste, and age.

1. 2008 Common Appeal launched and funds tracked in FTS.

2. More than 286 thematic and 35 reference maps produced 16383 maps (15172 - A3/A4 and 1211 larger size) printed and disseminated Some of the maps include Constituent Assembly mapping, election results analysis maps, security related maps, survey of survey mapping, 3W mapping, thematic maps for Koshi flood response etc.

3. 12 Monthly IASC Meetings were held and action points followed. More IASC meetings held after the Koshi floods. Inclusive Inter-agency missions were held to the flood affected areas in the East, Mid/Far Western regions.

4. Caste and ethnicity maps of all 75 districts at VDC level were produced. Data collected and used for the Koshi floods response were disaggregated by sex and age, facilitating targeted response. VDC data (ward level) of Koshi from 2001 census. Different spatial datasets collected from Department of Mines and Geology, Survey Department and Kathmandu Valley town development committee.

$2,000.00 $48,120.00

       
Preparation of crisis prevention/natural disaster operations/plans Sector/cluster operational plans and rapid response capacity developed. Disaster Management Team expanded to include government and NGO representatives.

Number of sector/cluster plans developed. Number of disaster management team action points followed up.

8 cluster plans were developed and incorporated as part of the draft Nepal Contingency plan. All major decisions of the IASC operational cluster meetings were followed.

$2,000.00 $14,420.00

       
Contingency Plan initiatives Systems for early warning established and maintained. Inter-agency contingency plans updated.

Contingency Plan for Human Influenza Pandemic developed. Trainings for staff members and government officials conducted.

Access, security and displacement monitored with partners. Actor mapping and scenario building updated. Number of simulation exercises held.

Contingency Plan on Human Influenza Pandemic developed. Trainings held.

Joint access/security incident data base maintained by OCHA/DSS. Resource mapping and who what where for 2008 flooding.

$1,000.00 $60,000.00 $15,920.00

       
Other 1. Standardizing of data collection/analysis system promoted and Nepal Information Platform maintained.

2. Formulation and implementation of national IDP Directives supported. National capacities in response coordination (including civil military coordination) improved.

1. Number of uploads on Nepal Information Platform.

2. Feedback from user survey.

3. 100 government officials trained on the new IDP Directives.

4. Joint national response preparedness project initiated

1. in 2008, an average of 402 visits per day on Nepal information Platform (NIP) were recorded. An average of 147,463 users from 193 countries visited the website. 123 press release, 100 A4 Thematic maps, 41 Situation up dates, 131 job vacancies, 44 reports and 24 presentations were uploaded in NIP.

2. Coordinating to the 2008 Nap User survey, 67% of the users rated NIP as very good and 17% rated it as outstanding. 10% rated NIP as poor. 27% of the responders stated that they visit NIP daily while 42% do visit it weekly. Reasons for the visits range from keeping up to date (29%) and also as background fro research (20%)

3. IDP directives not yet approved by cabinet

4. Disaster preparedness workshops were conducted in 16 vulnerable districts

5. The year saw a doubling of WFPs programme, to reach 3 million Nepalis. These results were reached in an increasingly difficult environment, marked by the economic and food crisis, rising impunity and insecurity, and mobility restrictions due to the unrest in Eastern Terai.

6. The third country resettlement of the Bhutanese refugees began in 2008, which is a huge step forward in resolving over 16- year old issue.

7. Security around the refugee camps improved.

8. Assistance to 400,000 IDPs.

$1,000.00 $26,840.00

       
Security
Security Management Team

1. Security Management Team (SMT) meetings held on forthnightly basis. Security threat assessments conducted periodically.

2. Nine Warden Exercises were conducted in 2008 and overall staff accounted is 95%

3. Earthquake drills conducted biannually.

$675,784.00

       
UNCT Security Plan

1. Security plan revised and approved by SMT and endorsed by SMT biannually.

2. Warden system in all regions established.

       
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) The process for a new travel service contract will be initiated and one or more travel agencies will be selected to provide common travel services to the UN system. A joint UN agencies banking service contract will be finalized and signed. The modality for a joint UN internet and V-sat back-up system that will be used in case of emergency will be developed and finalized.

A joint UN agencies banking service contract signed. New travel service contract initiated. Joint UN internet and V-sat backup system operational.

1. LTA signed for travel contract with two agencies.

2. A Joint UN agencies banking service contract finalised.

$1,000.00

       
Planned initiatives on common premises Outdated existing PABX system in UN House is replaced, based on technical assessment and detailed action plan.

Action plan to replace PABX implemented.

1. Action plan to replace PABX developed, approved and implemented. Actual replacement is due for April/May 2009.

$500.00

       
Other Common services and premises developed at district level.

Number of districts where UNCT agencies are sharing services and premises.

1. UN agencies were sharing services and premises in joint offices in three districts.

       
Other (specify)
Other (specify) Cooperation between the agencies on reintegration programmes intensified.

A Youth Advisory Panel is established to advise the UNCT on relevant issues.

Cooperation framework drafted and implemented.

UNCT Youth Advisory Panel in place.

1. UN Youth Advisory Panel was launched in October 2008.

2. ICPD+15 workshop for UNYAP members held

3. UNYAP involved in development of national youth policy

$500.00 $772.88 $2,000.00 $4,520.34

       
Result Area 2: UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications
Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1. Increased engagement with media, and key messages conveyed widely.

2. The UNCT communications and advocacy strategy developed with special emphasis on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, youth, migration, and environmental sustainability.

1. Messages covered widely in media throughout the country.

2. Workshops/interaction programmes and advocacy campaigns implemented to sensitize the public and the Government on prioritised issues.

1. Secretary General's visit to Nepal was covered widely by the media.

2. UN’s joint response to the flooding in Nepal was well received by the media.

3. Various UN joint System statements on various Nepal-specific International Days were well picked up by the media. Statements and press conferences by UNMIN was well utilized to address media of UN activities.

4. UN Day was one of the key event in which UN’s key messages were conveyed to the media that received front page coverage in all national media.

$510.00 $1,041.32 $5,000.00 $28,143.91

       
Other Capacity of UNCT Information Working Group (IWG) built.

Workshop for IWG conducted. Communication principles developed and implemented with UNMIN Media Unit.

1. IWG turned into UN Communication Group with a wider mandate.

2. UN Radio Team operationalised; programmes ready to be aired.

3. UNCG to act as an editorial board for UN Radio.

$1,000.00

       
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 Facilitate non-resident agencies' participation in the government's interim national plan implementation process. Engagement with non-resident agencies increased with their participation in UNCT matters.

Facilitation of various visiting non-resident agencies' missions to the country.

1. The RCO supported the Kathmandu launch of the UNCTAD Least Developed Countries Report 2008 in July.

2. The RCO financed and supported a UNWTO mission in December to conduct an assessment of the needs for technical assistance and possible involvement of the WTO in developing the tourism sector in Nepal.

$500.00 $2,000.00 $11,172.31

       
Other Link between resident and non-resident agencies in support of national priorities strengthened.

Regular interaction with non-resident agencies implementing activities in Nepal.

       
Result Area 4: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing National UN Coordination Analyst and UN Coordination Assistant funded through SRC.

Special Assistant to RC (recruited in Q1), Peace Support Coordinator, UNV Coordination Officer, Avian Influenza Coordinator, and Personal Assistant to the RC/RR funded by other sources

Ongoing;

A new post was created for the Head of the Resident Coordinator's Office.

$40,000.00 $41,340.53 $5,000.00 $13,000.00 $13,000.00

       
Materials/Equipment RC Office expenses (stationery, utilities, equipment, supplies and other essential services), Common Service expenses (Security)

$10,000.00 $31,207.08

       
Training of UN staff Trainings for RC Office Staff to develop their capacity for assisting the UNCT and IATGs/TFs, facilitate donor and non-resident agencies' work.

$3,000.00 $4,438.98

       
Other

       

TOTAL $52,510.00 $68,464.87 $72,000.00 $122,693.26 $435,750.00 $1,219,306.00 $0.00 $13,000.00 $33,500.00 $0.00



   Joint Programmes

Joint Programmes
Title Theme Linkages to MDGs and UNDAF outcomes Duration (from/to) Fund management Modality Manag. agent Admin. agent National or local partners and donors Total budget Financial contribution
Joint programme to support Local Governance Community Development Programme. Poverty reduction UNDAF Outcome B -Socially excluded and economically marginalised groups have improved access to improved quality basic services.

2008 - 2012 Parallel
Pass-through
UNDP Government of Nepal, Ministry of Local Development (DDCs & VDCs), ADB, DFID, DANIDA, CIDA, NORAD, SDC, JICA, GTZ.)

$262,100,000.00
UNDP, UNCDF, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNVUN agencies' regular and other funding $52,277,604.00



   Coordination Procedures and Practices

Coordination practices and procedures
CP Results Recommendations to DGO
A successful new practice for 2008 is the incorporation of the UN Peace Fund to the UN Country Team and placing the RC on the top of the governance structure of the Fund. The fund also links logically to the UNDAF Priority Area A ‘Consolidating Peace’.

This can be considered an innovation – the usual modality for peace funds is to be managed by a DPKO/DPA operation under the leadership of an SRSG.

Transaction costs:Through the creation of a unified fund transaction costs for donors in particular were minimised. Transaction costs were also improved in terms of targeting interventions, increasing their relevance, and ensuring quality control. Transaction costs were likewise lowered by pooling resources of the central UN Peace-building Fund with those made available locally by donors, and by coordinating closely with Nepal’s own national Peace Trust Fund for. DOCO is encouraged to follow this development closely and consider it for possible inclusion in future transition planning frameworks.
Achievements:The main achievement of this initiative is to have introduced a dedicated financing instrument for peace-support into the structure of the UNDAF. A mechanism originally designed to support the work of a DPKO mission has been successfully transitioned to the Country Team via the RC function. System coherence has been strengthened.
Lessons learned:1) Shows good cooperation between UN mission and UNCT on strategic priorities and project section. 2) Shows how central UNPBF modalities can be migrated to UNCT as post conflict transition progresses.



   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 1. Support provided to the National Planning Commission in developing National Development Strategy (Peace Building and Poverty Reduction Strategy) 2009-2012. Support provided to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for developing National Youth Policy.

1. National Development Strategy (Peace Building and Poverty Reduction Strategy) is MDG based. National Youth Policy.

$0.00 $1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

29/05/2009
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * Support provided also on tracking MDG progress. Support provided to strengthen the Poverty Monitoring Analysis System, the planning procedures and for making the upcoming census gender and social inclusion responsive.

A macroeconomic framework developed; MDGs Financing Strategy developed; Implementation framework for localization of MDGs developed.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN support to capacity development strategies Support provided for strengthening and restructuring of NPC on the basis of the Common Minimum Programme. Support provided to the Central Bureau of Statistics and the committees, census publicity campaign. Increased resource mobilization for census.

1. Revision of census questionnaires and enumeration training manuals; 2. TOT on census mapping, technical support on census sample design; 3.Training and workshop on engendering census and social; 4. Update of census enumeration maps of municipalities and VDCs; 5. Revision of national standard occupational and industrial classification for census; 6.Procurement of data equipment and motorcycles

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 * 1. Support will be provided only in 2010 as the government is expected to prepare a final report in 2010. The government will be supported if required to participate in any events related to Brussels Programme of Actions of LDCs.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5 1. Required support provided to the government/NPC to develop National Development Strategy, which is a transition strategy for until a next regular periodic plan is developed.

1)National Development Strategy in place;

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other 1. UN Support to Peace and Development agenda of Nepal increased.

1)A mechanism for tracking progress on CPA implementation, particularly with indicators on the “other” elements of the CPA (e.g. exclusion, socioeconomic factors) could be developed. 2) The UN retains a certain field presence and a capacity to process the data at the central level. 3) The system were in place by the end of the first half of 2009. 4) A pool of pre-positioned funding for short-term missions could be established.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $120,000.00

31/12/2009
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 1) Regular donor meetings are held for donor harmonisation. 2) Increased donor coordination for providing support to the government for drafting National Development Strategy. 3) Increased donor coordination for coherent response during the Nepal Development Forum (NDF).

1) Regular donor meetings 2) Donor coordination for NDF preparations. 3) Donor engagement for supporting government to draft National Development Strategy.

$10,000.00 $5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN support to aid coordination/management 1. Regular NPTF Donor Advisory Group meetings are held to harmonize donor contributions toward peace; 2. Regular GoN and DAG meetings are held for effective communication between government and donors, resource mobilization, and to guide NPTF interventions in support of peace;

1. NPTF 12 months work plan is prepared and discussed in the GoN/DAG meeting; 2. Monitoring and evaluation of NPTF projects are carried out by the PFS and M&E reports are circulated among donors; 3. Internal and external audit of NPTF of projects are conducted by FCGO/DTCO and Auditor General Office and the report are made available to the Peace Fund donors

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other

UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * 1. UNDAF, which runs through 2008-2010 and aligned with the government's Three Year Interim Development Plan, is expected to be extended to 2012 in order to align with the to-be-formulated National Development Strategy (Peace Building and Poverty Reduction Strategy) 2009-2012.

1. UNDAF aligned with the National Development Strategy (Peace Building and Poverty Reduction Strategy) 2009-2012.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * 1. UNDAF, which runs through 2008-2010 and aligned with the government's Three Year Interim Development Plan, is expected to be extended to 2012 in order to align with the to-be-formulated National Development Strategy (Peace Building and Poverty Reduction Strategy) 2009-2012.

1. UNDAF aligned with the National Development Strategy (Peace Building and Poverty Reduction Strategy) 2009-2012.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Preparation of CCA/UNDAF 1. CCA exercise begins.

1. CCA formulation process.

$0.00 $15,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * A joint M&E approach developed on the basis of the UNDAF M&E Framework for 2009.

1. The UNDAF M&E working group are have produced concrete inputs to UNDAF Review 2009.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation Various UNDAF Annual Review meetings held in collaboration with the government.

1. Annual Report of UNDAF thematic groups.

$0.00 $1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other

Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (drawing from your UNDAF Annual Review) 1. Annual Review Report of UNDAF for 2008 discussed with the government and submitted. 2. Four thematic UNDAF thematic groups met regularly for assessing progress towards UNDAF outcomes.

1. Annual Review Report of UNDAF for 2008 completed. 2. Four UNDAF TGs meet regularly 3. UNDAF TG Chairs brief the RC and UNCT 4. Beginning of the process for UNDAF extention to 2012.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

30/04/2009
Joint Programmes6 Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * 1. Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) implementation supported by the implementation of UNDP, UNCDF, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNV joint programme on Decentralisation.

2. Joint Programme document on Maternal and Neonatal Health developed by UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA signed, resources mobilised and programme implemented.

3. Joint programme on Delivering essential reproductive health care, education and pscho-social counselling to vulnerable women and adolescent girls (UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO) implemented

4. Joint programme on Multi-Sectoral Gender Based Violence Response at the District Level (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM) implemented.

1. Implementation of UN joint programme on Decentralisation in support of the LGCDP.

2. Joint Programme on Maternal and Neonatal Health implemented.

3. Implementation of Delivering essential reproductive health care, education and pscho-social counselling to vulnerable women and adolescent girls (UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO) and Multi-Sectoral Gender Based Violence Response at the District Level (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

30/04/2009
M&E of Joint Programmes A joint M&E approach developed for LGCDP

1. A joint M& E framework in place.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

30/08/2009
Other 1. Progress made by Enhanced Collaboration in the Field (ECF) in four pilot districts assessed. 2. On the basis of the report by UN Coherence Consultant, a strategy developed to further the ECF activities. 3. UN Youth Advisory Panel action plan approved and funded by UNCT. Youth scorecard developed by UNYAP. UNCT programmes assessed for youth participation/mainstreaming by UNCT

1. UN Coherence Consultant completes report on the ECF. A number of actions taken on the basis of the report. 2. Refresher orientation provided to the ECF focal points in the four pilot districts. 3. A number of consultations between the agencies and Youth Advisory Panel on the need basis. Implementation of UNYAP action plan and development of Youth Scorecard.

$7,000.00 $5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
HACT Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * 1. HACT compliance certificate issued; 2. Audit/Assurance plans implemented; 3. Joint Spot checks and field visit conducted.

1. HACT compliance certificate to the ExCom 2. Annual and Special Audits take place 3. Number of spot checks and field visits 4. Longer Term Agreement (LTA) signed with a number of audit firms for joint audit purpose. 5. Fresh bidding to conduct micro assessment.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT 1. Refresher Trainings for Implementing Partners (IPs) for their capacity development purpose and address the gaps identified in the Macro and Micro Assessments.

1. Number of refresher trainings to IPs held.

$0.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
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. Enhanced knowledge of CA members on gender equality and women’s human rights issues;

2. National Plan of Action on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 developed;

3. Mechanism in place for engendering the institutional practices of local peace committees.

4. Nepal Development Strategy is gender sensitive and socially inclusive.

1. At least 50% of women and 25% of men CA members participate in interactions and orientations on gender equality and women’s human rights issues;

2. The final draft on National Plan of Action on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 ready within 2009;

3. Training/orientation package incorporating gender equality and women human rights issues delivered to at least 25 Local Peace Committees.

4. Gender and Social Inclusion is mainstreamed into the Nepal Development Strategy.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality. 1. The UNCT's capacity in joint gender programming and gender mainstreaming enhanced through participation in the Action Learning on Gender Equality initiative.

1. The joint activties framework on GBV benefits from the Action Learning process.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other 1. The UNCT's performance in gender programming and mainstreaming assessed using the UNDG Performance Indicators for Gender Equality (Gender Score Card).

2. Implementation of the scorecard and the action learning process.

1. Gender Score Card excersise completed focusing on the joint activities matrix.

2. Scorecard and action learning process completed.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 1. Revised UN Technical Division of Labour on AIDS

2. Agreed 2009 JTA Work plan

3. Regular updates/meetings on various technical and operational issues

1. of agencies the UN Technical Division of Labour on AIDS appropriately;

2. of joint initiative conducted;

3. of technical meetings conducted;

4. Mid/end year review/planning retreat conducted

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1. ONE national coordinating authority - Structural organization of the HIV/AIDS and STD Control Board (HSCB) in place.

- Appropriate Staff of HSCB hired

- By-Laws and Guidelines for its operations developed

- 2009 HSCB Workplan developed and implemented

1. of TA provided by UN agencies to support implementation of NAP;

2. Country reports and data are used appropriately by all UN partners.

3. National M&E Indicators, data and targets used and tracked by all UN partners, as relevant to their area of work

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * UN Cares program started Materials for UN Cares program developed.

1. Number of UN agencies participating in the UN Cares Program;

2. Number of UN staff who attended the HIV and AIDS Education Program;

3. Number of UN staff who availed of PEP

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other Developed a detailed annual, costed work plan for the Joint Program on HIV and Migration in the Far and Mid West Started implementation based on the work plan.

1. Number of UN agencies participating and providing technical and financial support.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach 1. The capacity of UN staff to apply the HRBA is developed.

2. The application of HRBA in UNCT programming is enhanced.

1. Number of UN staff trained on HRBA.

2. Number of UN programmes applying the HRBA. (this would require an assessment in 2008)

$3,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/03/2009
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems

Other 1. Increased activities of the UN-plus Social Inclusion Action Group (SIAG).

2. SIAG supports UNCT and OMT to develop a common policy for workforce diversity within UN System.

1. A full-fledged SIAG secretariat operationalised.

$0.00 $5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
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) 1. A Common ISP for all UN agencies is selected.

2. Operation Management Team (OMT) will continue to remain operational on the basis of its annual work plan.

3. A common policy for workforce diversity within UN System in place.

4. Increased harmonised business practices.

5. The contract renewed with a technically qualified security provider.

1. Common ISP selected for 2009 and 2010

2. % of OMT Workplan objective achieved.

3. OMT monthly meetings and OMT annual retreat held.

4. UN agencies adopt a common policy for workforce diversity in UN System.

5. Harmonise fees for national consultants and DSA for national counterparts.

6. Renewal of contract with the technically qualified security provider.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Planned initiatives on common premises 1. Security for the UN House enhanced with installation of CCTV and remodelling of the reception area.

2. Improved Utilization of space within the UN House:

1. Painting of UN House and the height of the perimeter wall of the UN House is increased with barbed-wire in place;

2. Replacement of PABX; installment of CC TV

3. Reception remodelled to suit security requirements.

4. A study on Joint Concentration Points.

5. New land adjacent to the UN house negotiated, assessed and leased; Car parking policy developed, approved and implemented

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify) Enhanced security of the KSK building

1. Excess control to the building revised and a new security guards system installed.

2. Swipe card doors in all floors installed.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify) Other (specify) Training of OMT on best practices & innovations in common services.

Training conducted.

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN09)
Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors Sector/cluster operational plans and rapid response capacity developed. IASC disaster management team expanded to include government and NGO representatives.

1. number of organisations participating in the INSARAG simulation exercise.

2. Number of sector/cluster plans developed.

3. Number of IASC DMT action points followed up.

4. Number of cluster specific optional data sets compiled and included in GeoNetworks

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25,000.00

31/12/2009
Relief Coordination of humanitarian operations Humanitarian Transitional Appeal 2009 launched, implemented and tracked. Progress towards improving key priorities including capacity building, disaster preparedness, food security and nutrition, health, displacement, mine action, children affected by armed conflict, and protection. Interactive Context Mapping developed. Humanitarian Coordination streamlined and improved. Cluster approach improved.

1. Launch of the Nepal Humanitarian Transition Appeal 2009.

2. Number of regular and thematic situation reports, maps, and advocacy documents developed and disseminated.

3. Number of inter-agency missions facilitated.

4. Number of IASC meetings with actionable decisions held.

5. Data collected on and used to plan response to emergencies disaggregated by sex, caste, and age.

6. Clusters improved TOR including preparedness, CP, Response Roster.

7. Humanitarian programmes funded and implemented.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

Development of a response plan Systems for early warning established and maintained. Inter-agency contingency plans updated. Trainings for staff members and government officials conducted.

Access, security and displacement monitored with partners. Actor mapping and scenario building updated. Number of simulation exercises held. Trainings held.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify) 1. Transition and handover of some OCHA key functions to relevant partners.

2. Standardizing of data collection/ analysis system promoted and Nepal Information Platform maintained.

3. National capacities in response coordination (including civil military coordination) improved.

1. Number of partners trained and taking on OCHA functions (NIP, database, BOG monitoring, etc.)

2. Number of uploads on Nepal Information Platform.

3. Joint national response preparedness project initiated

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000,000.00

Advocy

Resource mobilization

UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN09)
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1. UNCT joint advocacy will be upgraded under the leadership of the RC and the UN Communications Group.

2. On the basis of the report of Communication Consultant (hired in 2008), the process of upgrading UN Information Platform starts.

3. Key messages of UN disseminated widely.

4. UN Radio begin broadcasting.

5. Increased coherence in dissemination of the messages.

6. Internal communication through UNCG increased.

7. Advocacy campaigns implemented to sensitize the public and the Government on prioritised issues.

8. UN Day and other relevant international days observed

1. Regular meetings of UNCG.

2. Process to upgrade UN Information Platform begins.

3. Number of weekly radio programmes

4. Number of advocacy campaign.

5. Media coverages for the UN observances.

4. UNCG develops joint themes for advocacy.

5. Media coverages for UN Country Team's work and possible missions through news stories; articles and interviews.

6. full exception of the Radio Team's planned programming schedule.

7. Advanced media training for UNCG

$0.00 $10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify) UN Radio Team operationalised.

UN Radio Programmes

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy 1. Fundraise for the UNPF and launch another 10 million dollar round of proposals in the first quarter of 2009

2. UN Peace Fund allocated to number of agencies' projects; the projects are implemented.

1. Fund raising proposals developed and submitted.

2. Implementation of number of projects.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify) 1. NPTF Fund Secretariat Established and fully functional.

2. Donors' contribution to NPTF increased by 50 %.

3. At least two additional donors join NPTF.

1. Two Technical Advisors are provided to support NPTF;

2. NPTF Fund Secretariat project is developed, approved and funded;

3. PFS operations are supported throughout the year;

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Security Management (WORKPLAN09)
Security Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present 1. SMT meets regularly; reviews security threat assessments; issues security policies and procedures based on the need.

1. Regular SMT meetings held

2. Fortnightly Security Risk Assessments

3. Issuance of security polices and procedures periodically or on the need basis.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other 1. INSARAG Simulation

2. Earthquakes drills conducted

3. Preparation in place on the basis of the UN System Contingency Plan for an Avian Influenza Pandemic.

4. UNITF continues to remain operational

5. Four AI working groups operationalised.

1. Percentage of UN Staff involved in Earthquake exercise

2. Percentage of UN Staff involved in AI volunteer trainings

3. UNITF meetings held regularly

4. Four AI working groups in place

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Up to date security plan 1. Country security plan including the regional security plans updated.

2. Warden System Management in Place.

3. All DSS MOSS Compliance recommendations continue to be implemented.

4. Improved Warden system management in place

5. MORSS

6. Coordination with Host Nation Security Forces for require supports.

1. Updated/revised Country Security Plan biannually.

2. Updated/Revised Country Security Plan biannually.

3. Refresher trainings for Warden quarterly

4. Number of Warden Call Out Exercise

5. Full fledged warden exercise every three months for Phase II and every six months for Phase I.

6. MORSS updated as and when necessary;

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Security Management Team Security Management Team (SMT) meetings held on forthnightly basis.

SMT meetings/minutes.

$0.00 $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 1. Interagency Support provided to NRA missions; NRAs facilitated for their increased engagement in the process reviewing TYIP and for their participation of Nepal Development Forum.

2. Various assessment missions of NRAs are facilitated/ supported in order to provide support to Nepal's transition.

1. Number of NRA missions.

2. Number of NRAs' engagement in national planning process.

$0.00 $15,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify) 1. RCO support to other high level missions.

1. Number of high level missions facilitated.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN09)
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing "Head of the RC Office & Strategic Planning Advisor." Special Assistant to the RC UN Coordination Analyst UNV Coordination Officer UN Coordination Consultant UN Coordination Assistant National Programme Officer for UNPF GIS Team (OCHA) Thematic Consultancies Executive Secretary to the RC/RR

$45,000.00 $80,500.00 $240,000.00 $161,400.00

Materials/Equipment

$0.00 $20,500.00 $0.00 $0.00

Training of UN staff

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)


TOTAL $90,000.00 $160,000.00 $240,000.00 $2,306,400.00