2007 Resident Coordinator Annual Report
28 February 2009

Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,

On behalf of the United Nations Country Team in the Philippines, I am pleased to provide you with the progress report of our development assistance to the Philippines.

Major Socio-Economic and Political Events in 2008

Following its strongest 7.4% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 31 years in 2007, the economy expanded at a slower pace of 4.6%. This slow down has been attributed to the current global financial crisis and the rising food and fuel prices (growth targets for 2008 and 2009 downscaled; Philippines is the world’s biggest importer of rice and net importer of oil). Poverty incidence increased between 2003 and 2006; 26.9% of families (27.6 million Filipinos) were poor in 2006 compared to 24.4% in 2003 (27 million Filipinos). Combined unemployment and underemployment rate is high at 27.8% in April 2008, up from 26.3% in the previous year.

The steadfast implementation of fiscal reforms and prudent policies contributed in a stronger and improved resilience of the economy. Average inflation was kept at manageable levels. The banking system reported to be fundamentally strong in view of improved capital adequacy and the small share of high risk assets. Nevertheless, the Philippines is not immune to global volatility and faces challenges. Lately, the domestic economy is absorbing the initial impacts of recession in many advanced countries and slower growth in other Asian trading partners.

To cushion the effects of the rising food and fuel prices, the government intensified implementation of more effective tax measures to ensure funding for priority government programs. Revenue windfall of PhP18 billion has been reported to fund subsidies to the poor; PhP23 billion spent to ensure a steady supply of affordable rice to targeted poor households in the first eight months; a maximum of PhP75 billion budget deficit (1% of GDP) to increase priority spending. The government is implementing several protection measures, including the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program and FIELDS (fertilizer; irrigation; extension, education and training; loans; and seed subsidy) initiative.

The peace process is at an impasse following the Supreme Court’s ruling of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) crafted between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in August. Displacement since initial outbreak of the conflict has been steady between 300,000 – 400,000 IDPs, the majority residing with host communities and in makeshift shelters outside evacuation centres. The nature of displacement remains complex with mixed backgrounds: conflict induced, intercommunal violence, land grabbing, flooding. High population mobility with registration was a major challenge. Programme implementation become more difficult, with the whole Mindanao under Phase III security.

The second half of the year saw a heated debate on the need for a national reproductive health law, triggered by the filing of Reproductive Health Bill 5403, which seeks to promote responsible parenthood, informed choice, birth spacing and respect for life. Catholic Church has proposed significant changes and seems to have gained the support of the national government.

The Administration continued to face difficulties, contributing to low public satisfaction rating of the President and the Philippines being ranked as worst among East Asia’s leading economies (based on 2008 Worldwide Governance Indicators Study). There was another attempt to impeach the President, coupled by one and off debate on the need to change the Constitution. The current political environment is expected to have a significant impact in terms of the development priorities and policy decisions as most government counterparts are into ‘election mode’ for the 2010 national elections.

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


Summary on Progress Towards UNDAF Outcomes

Macroeconomic Stability, Broad-Based and Equitable Development. UN contributed to the strengthening of institutional capacities and mechanisms through partnerships with the House of Representatives, local government units (LGUs) and civil society organizations in pursuing pro-poor policy reforms and programs. Commitment of support to the MDG-Sensitive Budget was mobilized and civil society-legislature oversight in Congress was initiated through the formation of an Alternative Budget Initiative (ABI) Technical Working Group on People’s Participation. UN provided assistance in the development of the Country Specific Strategic Analysis (CSSA) which supports the strategy for reaching MDGs 4 and 5 through identifying and costing gaps in health system provision; strengthening and scaling up of integrated packages of high-impact and low-cost interventions. In support of evidence-based advocacy, UN commissioned population studies on the impact of population growth on achieving the country’s MDG targets. Through the Initiative of Soaring Food Prices (ISFP), UN embarked on a project to increase rice supply in Regions VIII and X by improving farmers’ capability through technical assistance trainings and demonstration of rice production technologies cum small-scale irrigation facilities.

Basic Social Services. The Food Security Steering Committee (FSSC) was established, replicating the high level task force at the global level, to provide a concerted and effective response to the needs of the Government regarding the rising food prices, drawing on in-country, regional and global resources. The FSSC/UNCT informed high-level discussions on food security through its participation in the National Food Summit, the ASEAN-UN Meeting, IFAD/ADB and WB joint missions, etc. UN initiated discussion with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on best way to support the CCT programme and improve effectiveness in achieving benefits for the poorest families and children. UN through the League of Municipalities (LMP) and League of Cities (LCP) distributed US$521,000 and US$15,000 worth of modern family planning (FP) supplies to the poor as safety nets until LGUs could purchase its own FP commodities. Through sustained advocacy and capacity building activities, there was a marked improvement in the number of 3-5 year old children in UN focus areas availing of Early Childhood Care and Development (from 43% in 2007 to 47.5% in 2008) and percentage of barangays providing ECCD services (exceeded target of 88% rising from 85% in 2007 to 90% in 2008). With UN assistance, the Philippines reached and sustained the global epidemiological targets of 70% case detection and 85% treatment success rate since 2004, whilst the 2007 3rd National TB Prevalence Survey showed a 38% reduction in the bacteriologically confirmed TB cases. To accelerate national efforts in meeting the MDG 5 target, UN agencies developed a Joint Programme on Maternal and Newborn Health. Concept note for the MDG-F thematic window on Children, Food Security and Nutrition was approved amounting to $3.5M for a 3-year program.

Good Governance. UN supported the monitoring and compilation of concluding observations regarding Philippine Compliance to UN Human Rights Treaties and measures taken to respond to recommendations of UN treaty bodies in the observance of the 60th year of the UDHR. Efforts were undertaken to promote independent media and strengthen network of journalists and media organizations in public journalism, right to information, investigative journalism to address governance issues. UN assisted the implementation of the Family MDGs and the child-focused MDG Report Card through the Family-based Actions for Children and their Environs in the Slums (FACES) Project in 30 cities; this innovative approach tightens the link between national and local government top-down MDG programming and monitoring and bottom-up community/family-led MDG-focused initiatives. UN identified and capacitated the Regional Sub-Committee on Gender and Development (RSCGAD) as the primary mechanism in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to lead in the revision of the Code of Muslim Personal Laws (CMPL) of the Philippines and the development of a regional CMPL; this year, 15 KHUTBAS on gender and Islam were agreed upon by an eminent group of ulamas (Muslim Religious Leaders) to guide in recognizing the important roles of both women and men in Muslim society. UN efforts to improve the aviation security contributed to an enhanced capability of Air Traffic Organization in safety oversight and creation of an enabling legal framework. The UNCT successfully mobilized US$5 million for the Joint Programme on Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor.

Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change and Adaptation. UN assisted in enhancing the enabling environment for sustainable energy development and utilization through the passage of the Renewable Energy Law, operationalization of the Biofuels Act and the massive national shift to energy efficient lighting through Executive Orders with Global Environment Facility (GEF) support; and rationalization of environmental policies with the Environmental Policy bill. Various UN initiatives effected consensus building on climate change and disaster risk reduction through the National Disaster Risk Management Framework and the Strategic National Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction. UN supported the development of a localized Integrated Decision Support System as basis for LGU actions in mitigating climate change. UN efforts improved the planning & programming capacities of 3,724 local authorities and stakeholders on disaster risk management in 10 out of 15 regions; enhanced the negotiating and programming competencies of 6 key national government agencies on climate change, biodiversity conservation and management of persistent organic pollutants, the implementation capacities of over 40 community organizations on water, forest, coastal resources management and renewable energy. UN supported institutional strengthening on forest rehabilitation through capacity building of 180 government foresters, extension staff from LGUs and NGOs, as well as mainstreaming of natural regeneration in the planning design and implementation of budgets for government and donor supported rehabilitation programmes.

Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building. UN provided technical and financial support for the crafting of the updated National Peace Plan incorporating human security perspectives, for integration in the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP). UN contributed in mainstreaming the Culture of Peace in the curriculum of 46 “Schools of Peace” in Mindanao; catalyzing dialogue and reconciliation and establishing platforms for peacebuilding through provision of basic services and livelihood projects to more than 84,000 beneficiaries in 256 conflict-affected communities. In addition, UN supported the development of a culture-responsive, age and developmentally curriculum for Islamic pre-schools which is expected to benefit an estimated 18,000 Bangsamoro children in 600 conflict-affected communities in Mindanao. Training workshops on conflict-sensitive planning/programming were provided to local institutions resulting in Local Peace and Development Plans for 76 LGUs. UN efforts catalyzed formation of peace advocacy networks in 22 out of 27 provinces in Mindanao. The implementation of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health in conflict situations directly benefited 5,000 pregnant women and adolescent affected by armed conflict in Mindanao.

Human Rights. With support from the UN, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for children and armed conflict visited the Philippines to follow up on the April report of the Secretary-General and the recommendations of the Security Council. As a result of her visit, the MILF agreed to sign an action plan with UN for the release of child soldiers working with them; details of plan to be further threshed out with the SRSG office. Discussions were also held with the Armed Forces of the Philippines on violations by civilian defense forces and a documented case of a minor was passed to the Undersecretary for prosecution. A visit was also made to the evacuation centers in Maguindanao to observe conditions and meet with displaced families and children.

Migration. The UNCT was successful in drawing down US$ 6million of the Spanish MDG-Fund for the Joint Programme on Youth, Employment and Migration, and Euro15 million for the implementation of the EC/UN Joint Initiative on Migration. UNCT’s participation in the International Conference on Gender, Migration and Development: Seizing Opportunities, Upholding Rights resulted to the signing of a Call to Action to effectively address issues, challenges and opportunities for migrant women and their families, in preparation for the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The UNCT provided support to your visit in Manila in the occasion of the 2nd GFMD.

Humanitarian Reforms/ Early Recovery. As requested by the Government, a Joint EU-UN assessment team, with on-site support by UN agencies, was deployed to assess the safety risks associated with the hazardous chemicals contained in the ‘Princess of the Stars’ ferry that capsized last June. There was a strengthened coordination of humanitarian operations through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) approach. Various missions were undertaken to ascertain the priority gaps and needs in view of the resurgence of the armed conflict in Mindanao: OCHA, together with the IASC co-leads, fielded a rapid initial needs assessment in September, successfully mobilizing US$2,080,292 funding grant for its CERF application for Mindanao; UNHCR conducted a mission in October providing recommendations to the protection and camp management clusters and contingency planning; OCHA deployed a Humanitarian Affairs Officer in October and engaged a National Disaster Response Adviser in December to support the RC Office in Manila, among others. The IASC agreed to support government led cluster mechanisms at the regional levels and for NGOs and INGOs to strengthen their linkages with the broader coordination network. The appointment of government focal point at regional level with IASC counterparts has been agreed. New TOR for the IASC Cluster lead agencies were likewise endorsed by IASC CT in December. Given quality assessments and monitoring concerns, an agreement has been reached with the Government to conduct joint assessments. An inter-agency Early Recovery (ER) Network was established with increased private sector partnership. UNDP ER Project likewise expanded into an inter-agency project. Following Typhoon Frank, an interagency ER rapids needs assessment was conducted.

Security Management. UNCT adopted a risk management approach and mainstreamed security into programme operations through regular convening of the Security Management Team (SMT) meetings and regular updating of security plans and risk assessments. There was a marked improvement in the communication systems with a 24/7 radio room in Cotabato. The UNCT upgraded the security of UN vehicle fleet and security contingency planning. Liaison with the government, security forces and MILF likewise improved given the implementation of information collection and sharing procedures. A professional security officer was temporary deployed in the field, costs under a UNCT cost-sharing agreement.

HIV and AIDS. UN technical and financial investments in the establishment of the national M&E system on AIDS is paying off. The Philippines 2008 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) Country Report was cited as one of the best submitted from the region, both in quality of data and writing. A mid-term assessment of the 4th AIDS Medium-Term Plan (2005-2010) was completed. Through the advocacy of UN Agencies, the strategic information environment has significantly improved in terms of data analysis, transparency and availability, utilization, and a sense of ownership and capacity of key players (particularly the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health). Both the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) and NEC have and continue to proactively and aggressively address information gaps vital for evidence-informed programming.

Gender. A Joint Country Gender Assessment was produced in collaboration with ADB and other ODA-GAD Network, and informed the CCA document. The Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines has been introduced among the GAD tools to be used by UN agencies with its implementing partners in project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and development. UNAIDS volunteered to undergo participatory gender audit on its Philippine programs with the support of the UN Gender Mainstreaming Committee (GMC) members and partners which trained as gender auditors. Continued assistance were likewise provided in the areas of policy advocacy for the enactment of laws and policies that comply with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) – such as the Magna Carta of Women, the Reproductive Right’s Bill; monitoring and documenting policy and program implementation at the national and local level to inform policy advocacy; and sectoral and local application of CEDAW to the rights of the indigenous, rural and Muslim women.

MDG Advocacy. UNCT was successful in drawing down resources of the UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC) to support year-long activities for enhanced policy environment that support increased action towards addressing MDG issues, particularly those least likely to be achieved, human rights, population management and peace building. Given widening disparities and increasing poverty incidence, the Joint UNCT Statement to PDF underscored inclusive growth as a means to achieve the MDGs and advocated for a rights-based approach to development. A National MDG Campaign and Advocacy Specialist was hired to support the work of the UNCT and undertake the MDG advocacy plan. Philippines successfully mobilized 32.5 million Filipinos in the ‘Stand Up, Take Action’ (SUTA) campaign, putting the country in the Guinness World Record with the highest number both in absolute terms and as a percentage of population.

Summary on progress in UN Reform


Summary on Progress in UN Reform

The UNCT conducted various preparatory activities prior to formal negotiations with the Government on the CCA/UNDAF processes. The March UNCT Meeting kick started the process of understanding the key messages and recent developments in the UN reform agenda as they inform the country’s process of transition to ‘Delivering as One’. The May CCA/UNDAF Design Workshop provided the opportunity to start the process of internal alignments and common understanding of key issues and challenges. Agency-specific comparative advantage exercises were initiated as basis for a joint UNCT exercise to determine the UN system-wide comparative advantages. A second draft CCA document was developed.

Mindful of the sensitivities to the High-Level Panel Report on UN system-wide coherence in some quarters, and the differing views within the Government (which were attempted to be harmonized through a series of internal discussions), the UNCT shifted its approach to focus on getting the CCA and UNDAF ‘right’ so that a more ‘integrated and operational’ UNDAF becomes the rallying point of the UN system in the Philippines. This approach is grounded in the directions contained in the 2007 Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review (TCPR) decision on UN system-wide coherence, as well as in support of the Paris Declaration principles to which the Government has subscribed. The focus on substance and content of the programme, reflects UNCT’s desire to be driven by results and impact, and not the process. Funds, programmes, specialized and non-resident agencies, along with ExCom agencies, expressed strong commitment to the process as confirmed by the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Support and Management of the Development of CCA and UNDAF.

At the request of the Government, the 2005-2009 UNDAF has been extended until 2011 to fully align with the national planning process and benefit from the new MTPDP. All UNCT members agreed to make internal adjustments in their respective programming processes. The UNCT continued to align its work around implementation/upscaling of joint programmes. Six new joint programmes were added this year, to wit: (i) Strengthening the Philippines Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change; (ii) Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth; (iii) Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor; (iv) Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition for Children 0-2 Years Old in the Philippines; (v) Maternal and Neonatal Health; and (vi) Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Philippines. Around US$23.5 million were mobilized from the Spanish MDG-Fund for the first four joint programmes.

The UNCT continued to situate itself more strategically in the PDF by ensuring high level visibility and effective coverage of UN common issues. UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, FAO and WHO completed two rounds of the Paris Declaration Survey covering the period 2005-2007 to inform the Accra High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. Selected UNCT members participated in the pilot testing of the 180 degrees competency assessment and development system.

Harmonization and expansion of joint and common services continued to be an important aspect of UNCT work. All process owners and Heads of the ExCom Agencies validated the initial findings of the workflow analysis study. UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF have taken the necessary measures to comply with the HACT requirements, and recently declared by DOCO as fully HACT compliant. The UNCT agreed to develop a business continuity plan for the ExCom Agencies, building on the lessons learned from the UNICEF experience in order to share information, reduce costs and for better coordination during disasters.

As part of working cohesively together, the UNCT worked with the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Foreign Affairs-UNIO and the Office of the Presidential Adviser for New Government Centers (OPANGC) in identifying a viable rent-free UN House. On a parallel effort, the UNCT also searched for a least costly commercial building. Following your visit in Manila last October 2008, the DFA-UNIO offered a rent-free government building. The final decision to accept the government’s offer will depend on the findings of the structural assessment of the building, the conditions under which the government would give the building and the costs involved in the refurbishment.

Key aspects of the proposed 2009 workplan


Key Aspects of the Proposed 2009 UNCT Workplan

Relevant UN agencies are developing/ finalizing their two-year transitional programme/extension to cover the period 2010 and 2011. In preparation for the UNDAF Mid-Term Evaluation in 2010, there will be an UNDAF Annual Review with increased government and multistakeholder participation and rationalization of existing thematic groups. Given that the lease on the existing premises at RCBC Plaza expires in 2009, the completion of the search for new common premises is anticipated. Sustained HACT compliance, the finalization of the workflow analysis study and development of harmonized business continuity plan for ExCom agencies are envisioned.

In view of the global economic crisis and the 2010 national elections, the UNCT intends to position itself more strategically as ‘counterweight’ to other development partners, underscoring the impact of the crisis on the social dimensions and offering an alternative option to usual recommendations.

In light of the long-term nature of the current displacement in Mindanao, the UNCT will further enhance its two-tracked response, i.e. humanitarian and long-term development, with a focus on transition and early recovery planning. Through its programmes, the UNCT shall also be involved in strengthening the capacity of relevant national partners for the peace process. Further assessments will inform joint action plans coordinated under the existing cluster mechanisms.

Recommendations


Recommendations

The multiplicity and diversity of mandates, governance structures, financing modalities, reporting requirements and need to link UN agency outcome with the Headquarters/regional offices limit the UNCT’s flexibility for joint programmes and achievement of common results at the country-level. Given this, there is a need to streamline support from the headquarters and regional level and provide timely and much needed changes in the systems to facilitate innovative ways of working together at the country level. More detailed guidance on UNDAF M&E and how to link it up to agencies’ annual reporting and mid-term reporting, including integrating diverging programme cycles into a harmonized joint UNDAF review cycle would be much appreciated.




   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 1By 2011, increased incomes for women & men among poverty grps in X priority areas thru enabling policies, PPPs & assets reform measures leading to expansion of sust. livelihoods, comm. enterprises & Decent Work, increased productivity & managed pop growth$24,370,000.00$2,279,106.00 
UNDAFOutcome 2By 2011, increased and more equitable access to and utilization of quality, integrated and sustainable basic social services by the poor and vulnerable$37,855,000.00$2,910,617.00 
UNDAFOutcome 3By 2011, good governance reforms & practices are institutionalized by Gov't., Local Gov't. Units, CSOs & private sector in a manner that contributes substantively to pov. reduction, protection of rights, sust. human dev't. & promotion of gender equality$14,540,000.00$1,008,575.00 
UNDAFOutcome 4By 2011, increased capacity of stakeholders to protect/enhance the quality of the environment and sustainably manage natural resources$18,990,000.00$3,745,302.00 
UNDAFOutcome 5By 2011, the level of violent conflict has been reduced, and human security and the culture of peace have been promoted nationwide$12,000,000.00$2,162,342.00 
PART 1 TOTAL $107,755,000.00 $12,105,942.00
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 Strengthened national development framework, processes and products

UN Transition Plan to "Deliver as One" supportive of national government plan and priorities developed and linked to CCA/UNDAF process

Practical methods identified to strengthen mutual relationship between migration and development

Aligned MMR Strategies with the DOH strategies

Enhanced/updated National Urban Development and Housing Framework (NUDHF)

Metro Manila Sewerage Development Sector Roadmap developed

Increased ability of participating government organizations and stakeholders to execute respective efforts in using remittances as a tool to enhance national development

Country analysis and UNDAF preparatory exercise generated consensus on national development situation, capacity development needs and key development issues with a focus on MD/MDGs and other internationally agreed development goals

Roadmap/Process to operationalize "Delivering as One" (2008-2010) developed through a participatory process and informed by Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review, results of the UN General Assembly and lessons learned from One UN pilots

Adoption of common vision and mission for UN system

Task Force on "One UN" established

UNCT Strategic Retreat conducted

Concept notes for MDG Fund thematic windows developed through Steering Committee and TWG members composed of government focal persons, Spanish Embassy and UN agencies

UNCT familiarized with other UN agency's mandates and programmes

Joint UNCT project visits with government and development partners as basis for identifying potential areas of convergence

Meetings with the heads of NEDA, DFA and other line agencies, and an annual audience with the Philippine President

Functional Strategic and Operational Level Groups with finalized/developed TOR

180 Degrees Assessment workshop and team building exercises conducted

Hosting of and substantive participation to the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development

Common evaluation and proxy indicators for monitoring MMR

Funding and technical assistance provided to HUDCC in the review and enhancement of NUDHF

Funding and technical assistance partnership with Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems (MWSS) on the preparation of the Metro Manila Sewerage Development Sector Roadmap

Publication and dissemination of relevant information on remittance

Facilitation of 2 Euro-Asian Policy dialogues

Increased capacity of Diaspora Groups on remittance and development strategies

UNCT Preparatory Meeting conducted in March to kick-start the processes of reviewing developments in the UN Reform Agenda, including lessons learned from the “One UN” pilot countries, as a basis for moving forward in the Philippines’ transition to “Delivering as One” and the CCA/UNDAF processes. UNCT shifted its approach focusing its energies on getting the CCA & UNDAF 'right' so that a more integrated and operational UNDAF becomes the rallying point of the UN system in the Philippines. Specialized, non-resident agencies, along with ExCom agencies, expressed strong commitment to CCA/UNDAF process and system-wide coherence as evidenced by the signed Memorandum of Understanding on Support and Management of the CCA and UNDAF.

Discussion on common vision and mission for UN system deferred to await the new RC

UNCT successfully mobilized US19.331 million for programmes on Climate Change and Adaptation; Democratic Water Governance; and Youth, Employment and Migration. Also refer to Joint Programmes section

Individual agency comparative advantage exercises initiated; see Common Programming

Joint media field visit to UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, FAO, UNAIDS project sites; see advocacy

UNCT had a courtesy call on Socioeconomic Secretary of NEDA to get to know the new Head and vice-versa and to have some exchanges on common UN issues; Substantive discussions with NEDA Senior Officials and sector staffs on the pros and cons of possible options that the UNCT could pursue given the GoP request to defer the CCA/UNDAF process

Notwithstanding decision to maintain the Strategic Level Groups in early part of the year, there were recent discussions on rationalizing/revisiting the existing Groups towards more focused outcomes; Advocacy and UN Expanded Theme Group on Mindanao developed TORs

Considerable investment in team building exercises, issues of workflow analysis, etc. such that the UNCTG would be able to use the UNDAF to work together in a more coherent fashion. The Philippines has been selected as a pilot country for the second generation 180 degrees competency assessment and development system being implemented by DOC and Coffey International. The Belbin method, on the other hand, was deferred; UNCT participated in the Leadership Skills and Coordination Workshop in Turin

UNCT’s participation in the International Conference on Gender, Migration and Development: Seizing Opportunities, Upholding Rights resulted to call to action signed by the RC, to effectively address issues, challenges and opportunities for migrant women and their families, in preparation for the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). UNCT participated in the Second Global Forum on Migration and Development; Various Publications (incl 2008 World Migration Report by IOM) and Forum on GoP and Civil Society Reports on 2nd GFMD launched; UNCT and Townhall meetings with UN SG, including support to his visit

Policy on reducing maternal and newborn deaths issued by DOH; manual of operations is about to be finalized

Draft NUDHF submitted and subjected to validation with stakeholders

Preparation of the Metro Manila Sewerage Development Sector Roadmap deferred due to change in the administration

$42,500.00 $7,456.00 $11,118.00 $60,000.00 $29,500.00

       
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) * Strengthened country capacity for MDG monitoring and evaluation

Completion of Phase 1 UN Joint Programme on CEDAW

UN GMC provided comments on the MDG Report through each own agency's contributions

Finalized and submitted proposal on MMR and Neonatal Health

Conducted study on the linkages of population to MDGs

Documented emerging practices in empowering the poor and providing access to RH services

Expanded microenterprise projects with indigenous peoples (IPs) in Mountain Province, Ifugao and Sultan Kudarat

NGAs (NEDA central and regional offices, NSO) and LGUs increased/continued use of DevInfo in monitoring the MDGs and other development goals; metadata for new national MDG indicators and indicators on MDG localization

Draft Bill on Magna Carta for Women sponsored by majority of Congress people

(UN-GMC) gender sensitive indicators included in the local MDG targets

Joint Programme document on MMR and Neonatal health approved and MOA signed

Study results used for advocacy and disseminated to stakeholders, including development partners

Publication of emerging good practices gathered from 10 poorest provinces

Increased level of income and increased capacity to procure RH services in UNFPA provinces

Efforts to localize the MDGs at the family level through the Family MDGs and the child-focused MDG Report Card monitored by the family. Implemented through the Family-based Actions for Children and their Environs in the Slums (FACES) Project in 30 cities; Also refer to Progress under UNDAF Outcome 1

Magna Carta of Women approved at the House of Representatives on December 10,2008 and approved on second reading at the Senate on December 16, 2008. It will go through a third reading at the Senate then a bicameral stamp of final approval.

JP on Maternal and Newborne Health document finalized, MOA among heads of agency signed

Conducted (2) studies on population linkages; results already disseminated

Publication of "Ripples of Hope" - a documentation of good practices

Project fully implemented in Mountain Province and Ifugao; partially implemented in Sultan Kudarat due to peace and order situation

$5,000.00 $3,978,580.00 $120,321.00

       
UN support to capacity development strategies Enhanced national capacities for MDGs and Human Development policy and plans

Enhanced national capacities for implementation of development strategies and goals

Livelihood and Community Revitalization Activities in disaster stricken areas in Bicol region

Reintegration assistance for traffick victims from various counter trafficking programs implemented

Sustained institution building to partners, LGUs, CSOs, CBOs and national government agency partners (e.g. HUDCC and DBP)

MDG needs assessment and costing

Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on MDG/HD progress

Research and diagnostic capacities to support macroeconomic governance and sector approaches to support the MDGs/HD

Policy development, transformation or review in support of MDGs/IDTs

Capacities for state building and service delivery in crisis and post conflict

CD for national aid management and coordination

National capacities for monitoring and accountability of development results

CD for national programme implementation, including delivery on Global Funds

Increased economic activity after project implementation

Number of reintegration activities implemented; 55 VoTs provided with psychosocial/medical/ legal assistance

Number of agencies, CSOs and CBOs assisted with improved organizational management performance

Refer to progress towards UNDAF outcomes

Sustained capacity building for at least 5 CBOs using UN-habitat internal funds

$600,000.00 $5,000.00

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

       
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 Aligned UN agencies and development partners programs with national development strategies to accelerate progress towards attainment of MDGs, especially those least likely to be achieved, through the Philippine Development Forum (PDF) Working Group on MDGs and Social Progress

Broader space for social concerns in the March 2008 PDF

PDF WG on MDGs Report on significant gains and emerging crosscutting key challenges for 2008

UN Statement to the PDF jointly developed by UN agencies

Operationalized PDF WG on MDGs Workplan

Systematic participation of CSOs in the PDF

Greater coordination of action with other PDF WGs

Follow up on the Outcome of the International Conference on Financing for

Development and Review of Progress on the Monterrey Consensus

Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness completed

UN agencies continue active involvement in ODA GAD Network

Active participation and adequate representation of UN in all the PDF WGs

Early proposals to the PDF organizers prepared; Importance of MDGs and key social issues articulated during pre-PDF organizational meeting

WG meetings and consultations conducted; Guidance disseminated to the WGs and sub-working groups

Effective coverage of common areas of interest to UN

WGs key result areas translated into an operational plan and used as monitoring tool of MDG progress

CSO representatives actively participating in the PDF discussions

Proposed convergence areas with other WGs (e.g. Decentralization and Local Government) pursued

Meaningful participation on major events using evidence-based researches such as Debt-for-Equity for MDGs, MDG Financing studies, etc.

Meaningful participation and completion of the monitoring survey

Increased LGU resources for GAD

High visibility of UNCT in the breakout/plenary sessions. UNRC co-leads the PDF Working Group on MDGs and Social Progress.

Lead and Co-Lead Conveners (i.e. UNRC) participated in preparatory meetings and underscored the importance of MDGs and inclusive growth.

Regular meetings are taking place in the three sub-groups (i.e. Health, Education, and Social Protection). Guidance disseminated by WG Secretariat

Meaningful participation of the UNCT in the PDF by strategizing and ensuring that (i) issues of the Working Group on MDGs and of the UNCT (the RC is the Co-Lead Convenor) are well covered in the discussions of the breakout sessions and in specific workplans of the each WG; (ii) the UN delegation is spread out in all breakout sessions; and (iii) participants will report back and share insights gathered during the various breakout sessions.

Represented the UNCT in the PDF roundtable and delivered the UNCT Joint Statement to PDF, which underscored inclusive growth as means to achieve the MDGs and attainment of human development and advocate for a rights-based approach to development

UNCT Statement delivered by the RC emphasized ff points: (a) social inclusion and gender equality are not "add ons" but a precondition to inclusive growth; (b) justice and peace are necessary for development and human security; (c ) economic growth is important but must target investments in the social sectors; (d) stable population growth is conducive to inclusive growth; and (e) the convergence of efforts and well-targeted interventions are important in order to ensure maximum impact for women and indigenous people, where resources are most needed.

PDF discussions evolved from 'Working Group' level to clustering of different, crosscutting issues.

Lead Convener of CSAC invited and asked to nominate other representatives in March PDF Meeting.

UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA FAO, and WHO completed the two rounds of Paris Declaration Survey covering the period 2005-2007, as input to the Accra High-Level Forum.

Sustained allocation of the 5% GAD budget in the GAA and DBM Local Budget Memorandum

$8,000.00 $5,747.00

       
Other

       
UNDAF/Common Programming
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * Decision reached on the realignment of the UN programming cycle with the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP)

Process informing and leading to the preparation and finalization of CCA document for the next UNDAF taking into consideration the programming/planning cycle of the government, CCA/UNDAF and individual UN agency timelines

As requested by the Government, the UNCT postponed its UNDAF process and agreed to move forward with two parallel but complementary processes: (a) two-year transitional programme to cover the period 2010 and 2011, mindful of continuity of jt programming when opportunity exists, and (b) long-tern UNDAF starting in 2012-2016 to synchronize with the national planning process and benefit from the new Medium-Term Philippines Development Plan (MTPDP). This will also provide an opportunity for the UN agencies to seek internal alignment and allow for more strategic engagement with other key development agencies such as the WB and ADB, whose timelines for new cycles also coincide with 2012 start. All UNCT members agreed to make internal adjustments in their respective programming processes. RDT supports the UNCT's request.

$2,000.00

       
Preparation of CCA/UNDAF "Plan of engagement' developed

UN Common Management Structure established

Enhanced capacity of UN staff and UNCT on UNDAF inter-related principles Reliable and accurate info base for assessing UNDAF progress established

Root causes of priority development problems agreed with partners, with a special focus on the five UN principles

Critical capacity gaps identified at different levels of society to address these problems, and systematic application of, and follow up to, country led capacity assessments

Risks of crises and natural disasters recognized, as well as capacities for crisis prevention and disaster preparedness

Greater national capacity for data collection and analysis, ensuring that data are sufficiently disaggregated to reveal patterns of discrimination

Analysis made based on priorities in the national development framework, aligned with the World Summit outcome document, the MD/MDGs and other internationally agreed treaty obligations and development goals

Finalized country analysis document produced

National policy and planning process mapped by UNCT in collaboration with its partners

UN's comparative advantages at the country level assessed

Inventory and review of the quality of available country's analytical work

Option for UN involvement in country analytic work agreed with partners: a) participation in government-led analytical work; b) complementary UNCT-supported analytical work; or c) full CCA process

Approved workplan (i) clearly linking to the national development plans and priorities and laying out the steps and milestones for the UNCT's contribution to country analysis, and the preparation of the UNDAF; (ii) identifying support needed from the regional offices and HQs; (iii) identifying roles and tasks of key actors in the process; and (iv) shared to all national partners, ROs, HQs, all UN agencies and DGO

Establishment of UNDAF Steering Committee and Organization of UN theme groups

Assessment of the recently established Strategic and Operational Level Groups

UN system-wide Training on HRBA, gender equality, environmental sustainability, RBM and capacity development conducted for the CCA/UNDAF preparation, as deemed necessary

Indicators identified and selected; Common data base established; Data, desegrated by sex and other analytical categories, and of the kind and quality desired made available for proper tracking of progress

Analytical and UNDAF preparation exercises conducted, including the Strategic Planning Retreat; NRA, civil society (CSAC) and other relevant partners fully engaged in the CCA/UNDAF process;

Assessment documents reviewed by theme groups and presented to broader stakeholders for validation, including the UNCT and Steering Committee

UNCT conducted a March Preparatory Meeting on CCA/ UNDAF process, to (i) review developments in the UN reform agenda as a basis for moving the Philippines’ transition to ‘Delivering as One’; (ii) assess the UNCT comparative advantage through the SWOTR analysis; and (iii) agree on program/ structure of the UNDAF Design Workshop with the GoP. 13-15 May CCA/UNDAF Design Workshop launched the formal start of the CCA/ UNDAF in the Philippines. Although it proceeded as an ‘internal’ UNCT workshop to accommodate the wish of the DFA to allow the government more time for internal consultations, UNCT maximized additional time towards internal alignment and common understanding of key issues and challenges. Individual agency comparative advantage exercises were initiated, and substantive inputs to draft CCA document were provided by UNCT. A CCA/UNDAF Task Force, comprised of UNCT senior technical staffs, was created to work closely with the RC Office in the development, monitoring and coordinating the workplan, among others.

UNCT agreed that CCA analysis will be based primarily on the assessment of GoP and other relevant reports and analytical information readily available, and will be further informed through the prism of UN inter-related principles (i.e. HRBA, gender, environment sustainability, capacity development). Causality analysis to focus on the equity and sociocultural perspective and less on the macroeconomic viewpoint. A second draft CCA document was produced but the finalization stalled given the deferment of the UNDAF process.

HRBA/RBM, Indigenous Issues Trainings postponed due to developments related to HR initiatives and the CCA/UNDAF process

$33,000.00 $18,927.00 $8,945.00

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E Framework * 2008 UNDAF Progress Report attributed to contributions of UN agencies more effectively

Consistent use (semi-annual basis) of UNDAF M&E Results Matrix among agencies to facilitate consolidation and analysis

Enhanced alignment of individual UN agency M&E processes with UNDAF

Increased compliance of UNDAF document using results based management (RBM), rights-based approach (RBA) and gender indicators and language

Availability of data allowing for assessment of incremental outcome progress year-to-year

Monitoring of UNCT contribution to UNDAF Outcomes has been an area of challenge given the replacement of the five UNDAF thematic groups with UN Task Forces. Meantime, the agencies’ annual reports and other relevant documents serves as input to the exercise. In preparation for the UNDAF Mid-Term Evaluation in 2010, UNCT plan to have an UNDAF Annual Review with increased government and multistakeholder participation and rationalize existing thematic groups.

$3,000.00

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation UNDAF Annual Review Report finalized

Included new indicators based on UNFPA's Strategic Plan for 2008-12

Support provided to the conduct and analysis of census and 2008 NDHS (National Demographic and Health Survey)

UNDAF Annual Review informed by consultations with UN agencies, government and critical partners

UNDAF Review findings and recommendations informing the CCA/UNDAF process and UNCT workplan

List of new indicators aligned with Strategic Plan

Technical working group meetings attended; technical contribution to analysis of census and NDHS (survey questionnaire and results)

Instead of conducting an UNDAF Annual Review, UNCT opted to build on the results/lessons learned from the 2006 UNDAF Annual Review and the 2007 back-to-back UNDAF Annual and TCPR Reviews

Finalized 6th CP indicators for RH, Gender and PDS based on strategic Plan

Technical discussion meetings attended; census analysis conducted by UNFPA. NDHS conducted by National Statistics Office (NSO)

$8,000.00 $4,200.00

       
Other

Progress towards UNDAF Outcomes

UNDAF Expected Output shall be comprised of: a) Individual UN Agency Contributions, b) Joint Advocacy, c) UN interagency participation in PDF, d) Joint programmes including MDG F Thematic windows as reflected in the entire workplan. See separate uploaded document (Filename: UNCT contributions to UNDAF)

$12,105,942.00

       
Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * Submitted proposals and workplan on UN JP on VAW

UN Joint Programme on MMR

New Joint Programme on Economic Democratic Governance

New Joint Programme on Culture and Diversity

New Joint Programme on Youth, Employment and Migration

New Joint Programme on Public-Private Partnership

New Joint Programme on Conflict Prevention/ Peace Building

New Joint Programme on Food Security, Nutrition and Children

UN-CSAC work programme operationalized

Initial system on harmonizing VAW documentation system established

UN Joint Programme on MMR being implemented, resources allocated; M&E indicators developed; skilled health professionals trained; referrals to BEMoC and CMoC made; Access to FP commodities; and reduction in abortion rates

Resubmission/development of proposal, with signed MOU and corresponding UN agency allocation

Strategic engagement of CSAC for policy development and advocacy on agreed focus area; CSAC informing the CCA/UNDAF process

NCRFW conducted initial meetings with a consultant for the software design of the National Documentation System on VAW. In early 2009, Phase 1—development and testing of prototype/beta version — will commence

Preliminary activities of UN Joint Programme on MMR conducted in project sites

UNCT continued to align its work around implementation/upscaling of joint programmes, with five new joint programmes on Strengthening the Philippines Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change; Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth; Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor; Maternal and Neonatal Health; and Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Philippines. Around US$20 million were mobilized from the MDG-Fund for the first three joint programmes.

Based on agreements with the UNCT, technical workshops were held in February to refine the issue papers (in the areas of Population and Poverty, People's Participation in Good Governance, Sustainable Mining, and Extrajudicial Killings) and 2008 proposed priority actions (i.e. Joint UNCT/UNCSA celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Broad multisectoral forum on responsible mining, assessment of participatory governance). CSAC were represented in the 2008 Philippines Development Forum and policy forum on MDGs.

$2,000.00 $1,162.00 $15,144.00 $4,022,000.00 $323,000.00

       
M&E of Joint Programmes

       
Other

       
HACT
Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * Micro-assessment of all IPs of ExCom Agencies completed based on HACT Guidelines through the common service provider engaged under a Long-Term Agreement (LTA)

Spot checks and audits implemented based on the result of the micro-assessments

HACT roll-out fully implemented among government and NGO IPs

Full implementation of HACT

100% of IPs are knowledgeable of HACT

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF have taken the necessary measures (i.e. amendment of the CPAPs to include HACT provisions, series of HACT orientations on the use of FACE form among implementing partners, completion of micro-assessments and having an assurance matrix in place) to comply with the HACT requirements, and recently declared by DOCO as fully HACT compliant.

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF respectively conducted 11, 16, 24 spot-checks and audits (KPMG) as a result of micro-assessments

$1,000.00 $21,000.00

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT Enhanced database of IPs from government and NGOs developed with identified risk levels through Risk Assurance Matrix

Strengthened capacities of UN staff and IPs in the use of FACE form

100% of ExCom IPs classified according to risk assurance matrix

Training manual/module on the use of FACE form reviewed and amended, if necessary

Risk assurance matrix was used as basis for identifying IPs internal control and financial management capabilities

All Partners are now utilizing FACE forms

       
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.) UN GMC conducted Country Gender Assessment with UN contributions in various sections as contribution to CCA/UNDAF preparation

Country gender assessment through joint programme on disaster, social protection and the informal economies

Publication of 2008 Country Gender Assessment by all ODA GAD Network members

Assessment results used as basis for policy and program development

Joint Country Gender Assessment undertaken by the ADB, CIDA, EC, UNICEF, UNIFEM, UNFPA and NCRFW shared with CCA consultant and UNCT to inform the CCA/UNDAF exercise

FACES project focused on mothers taking the lead in improving their lives and monitoring progress in the slums through the child MDGs

$49.00 $3,000.00 $1,000.00

       
Capacity development for gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality Conducted gender audits of following agencies: UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN HABITAT

Implemented participatory gender audit tool for the UN system in the Philippines

Training on gender and health to DOH and LGU health program managers

Consolidated women's priority legislative agenda of the 14th Congress

Institutional report

UN Habitat is pilot to institutionalizing participatory gender auditing in its programs and projects

Any of the following bills passed: a) Magna Carta of Women; b) anti-prostitution; c) reproductive health, responsible parenthood and population development; d) KASAMBAHAY (Household Workers); e) local sectoral representation; and f) marital infidelity.

UNAIDS completed gender audit; UN-Habitat participatory gender audit design finalized and scheduled early January 2009; UNCT adopted the Report Card on Gender (and tied with the gender audits) to gauge gender mainstreaming in UN programmes

Enhanced capacities of diff. program managers & finance staff of DOH & DOH-retained hospitals on GAD planning & budgeting/ DOH 2009 GAD Plan & Budget approved

Magna Carta of Women passed by the House of Representatives; A Senate version was also passed on second reading; Ongoing initiatives to push passage of the RH Bill and others under the women's priority legislative agenda

$16,000.00 $13,000.00

       
Other

       
HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * UN advocacy plan on HIV/AIDS

Regional Meeting on Universal Access among Low Prevalence Countries

Donors meeting (to support resource mobilization efforts of the Philippine National AIDS Council for the implementation of the 4th AIDS Medium-Term Plan)

Mid-term assessment of the 4th AIDS Medium-Term Plan

Monitoring and evaluation reports on GFATM (Global Funds to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) AIDS projects and CCM (Country Coordinating Mechanism) functioning

Assessment report on civil society involvement in Universal Access

Support mechanisms that address stigma and discrimination among men and women living with HIV and most-at-risk

Joint UN programme of support on AIDS

Institutional framework for the Joint Team on AIDS

Advocacy plan implemented; advocacy materials developed and disseminated

Funding mobilized; technical inputs to scientific programme provided; technical assistance provided to stakeholders on the operationalization of the Ulaanbatar Call of Action

Resources mobilized

Mid-term assessment of the 4th AMTP conducted

CCM assessment conducted; GFATM Round 5 project evaluated; GFATM AIDS project best practices documented and disseminated

Assessment of civil society involvement in Universal Access conducted based on the 7 Sisters (coalition of 7 regional civil society networks) minimum standards; recommendations developed and disseminated

Referral system developed with human rights/legal aid groups

Joint UN programme of support on AIDS developed

Institutional framework for the Joint Team on AIDS developed

Advocacy activities led to MDG Goal 6 being recognized by UNCT and national partners as "not on track" instead of "most likely to be achieved" as previously thought; Draft Government Policy on HIV Counseling and testing, including Provider-Initiated Testing and Counseling; Supported events to raise awareness and understanding on HIV and AIDS; Participated in civil society-led International AIDS Candlelight Memorial and World AIDS Campaign events; mobilized the uniformed services and church groups to participate in said events

Funds mobilized from UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and UNAIDS Secretariat; strong JTA advocacy and support to move the host, the Department of Health, in taking the lead in the preparations; strong JTA participation in the development of the programme, including mobilizing technical support from regional counterparts (UNDP, UNICEF, ILO, UNESCO, WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS Secretriat); produced the Manila Declaration and LPC meeting report

This output was also affected by the delay in completion of mid-term assessment. The development of the operational and investment plan for the last two years of the AMTP4 (2009-2010) has been moved to 1st quarter of 2009, which will be the basis for resource mobilization in support of AIDS response in country.

Mid-term assessment completed in December 2008; resources leveraged from UNAIDS Technical Support Facility; technical inputs provided in the design of assessment framework and tools; participated in the data gathering and analysis; findings and recommendations to be incorporated in the operational plan for 2009-2010

GFATM Round 5 project evaluated; technical support/directions to the implementation of Global Fund projects, including monitoring and evaluation; advocacy and technical support to the new CCM chair which has led to better CCM functioning

The assessment report on civil society involvement in Universal Access was integrated in the mid-term assessment of the 4th AIDS Medium term Plan

The Joint UN programme of support on AIDS plan hinged on the completion of the mid-term assessment of the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC), which was supposed to have started in June. PNAC pushed this back to September and assessment ended in December.

No funds were mobilised for support mechanisms that address stigma and discrimination among men and women living with HIV and most-at-risk

JTA TOR finalized; JTA functional; 6 regular meetings conducted with at least 80% attendance in each

$142.00 $333,100.00 $170,251.00 $50,000.00 $143,750.00

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * Technical support in developing new intervention - Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission in one center of excellence, and quality implementation of VCT in selected sites

Monitoring and technical support to other programme sector activities for quality implementation

Funds mobilized to increase coverage among most-at-risk children and young people towards reducing disparity in access to information, education, skills and services

Coordination and brokering of support including resources mobilized to PNAC and national partners

Pilot study on PMTCT was completed and used as basis for refining national policy in this area. On VCT, this is covered by suypport from the GFATM supported sites. In addition, UN supported the review of the national policy on confidential counselling and testing, inlcuding the implemnting guidelines, in view of recent developments such as provider initiated testing.

ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES - HIV/AIDS curriculum developed and tested; IEC materials developed and tested; 60 trainers/instructors trained from the Air Force, Navy and Army; draft AIDS in workplace policy; learning activities conducted in Air Force, Navy and Army; pre-departure seminars and post-counselling for peacekeepers; CATHOLIC CHURCH - Launch of Pastoral Care manual in July with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines; copies distributed to faith-based/congregations; manual being adapted and integrated in education/training programmes; church response currently being expanded at diocesan level

$11,651.00

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Learning activites on AIDS for UN staff

Learning activities on AIDS for Joint Team members

At least 75% of all UN staff participated in at least 1 learning activity on AIDS

One learning activity organized per quarter; All Joint Team members participated in at least 2 learning activity

Learning Team TOR finalised; Learning Tem composed of Human Resource/Admin staff from ILO (convenor), UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, FAO, WHO, WB, WFP, UNAIDS Secretariat and IOM; regular meetings held; draft 2009 workplan

Basic Orientation module adapted from UN Cares; AIDS 101 session held every last Friday of month from June to November, 102 staff (17%) from 9 UN agencies participated

One learning activity organized per quarter; All Joint Team members participated in at least 2 learning activities

$1,000.00 $2,000.00

       
Other

       
Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach Study conducted on Gender and RH practices in selected IP communities

MRLs (Muslim religious leaders) involved in the advocacy for the elimination of VAWC and other gender issues (marriage/early marriage, inheritance, political participation of women, and economic participation of Muslim women)

Enhanced capacity of UN staff and UNCT on HRBA

Study results disseminated and published

Number of MRL advocates of gender and RH issues

UN system-wide Training on HRBA as critical part of the CCA/UNDAF preparation, if deemed necessary

On-going study on Gender and RH practices in selected IP communities

15 khutbas (key messages) on gender and Islam produced

Though there were plans to link the Action 2 Programme with the CCA/UNDAF process (i.e. through HRBA Training and other related activities), UNCT decided to defer given the deferment of UNDAF to 2012 start

$7,500.00

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems UN ACT II Programme operationalized

Improved monitoring and reporting mechanism on grave violations of children's rights in armed conflict to the SCWG-CAAC (Security Council Working Group on Children Affected by Armed Conflict)

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the State's fulfilment of HR obligations and commitments provided

Development of action plan to address the HR protection and promotion in the country

Capacity building of the UNCT, UN staff and partners (government and CSOs) to effectively mainstream the HRBA in current programmes and in the next round of annual workplans and Country Programme Action Plans (CPAPs)

Deployment of a Human Rights Advisor

Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) institutionalized

Objective and reliable information provided to the Universal Periodic Review

Though there were plans to link the Action 2 Programme with the CCA/UNDAF process (i.e. through HRBA Training and other related activities), none materialized due to uncertainties stemming from GOP's stance on the deployment of the Human Rights Advisor. Programme funds are only available until end November 2008, but consultation with OHCHR/Action 2 colleagues indicates that funds do not necessarily have to revert to HQ (i.e. a decision can be taken to leave the money with the UNCT)

Submitted a country report in February 2008 as an input to the Secretary-General's report; Progress made in MRM mechanism; Conducted Planning Workshop on 13 November to come up with an Action Plan for 2009-2010 (for sharing with the SRSG); Participation in Regional Workshop on Children Affected by Armed Conflict; SRSG-CAAC Mission to the Philipines to follow up on recommendations of the SEcurity Council on the situation of the children in the Philippines and discuss how to further strengthen the monitoring and reporting mechanism on grave violations committed against children in armed conlfict in the Philippines within the framework Security Council Resolution 1612 (2005).

$550.00

       
Other

       
Coordination of Humanitarian/Natural Disaster Operations
Coordination of humanitarian operations IASC CT Coordination Meetings: Regular meetings to provide policy guidance and direction in supporting the government carry out emergency humanitarian interventions in areas badly hit by disasters

Fully operational government-led Clusters with the active support by the IASC CT Cluster Focal Points

Submission of CERF Proposals: During emergencies, CERF proposals are submitted within 24-36 hours after a destructive incident affecting a significant number of people

Early Recovery (ER): Consolidated Appeal developed following a disaster with significant impact; Development of ER Framework; Technical support to all UN agencies in project preparation and implementation; Developing a Monitoring System for ER projects and technical support to the government for ER programmes

Lessons Learned Workshop following a disaster with significant impact: Documentation of lessons learned and recommendations to address them

Enhanced UN Emergency Plan

More predictable, accountable humanitarian assistance; more efficient response

Meetings conducted; support to government efforts optimized; duplication of efforts avoided; and wider beneficiaries reached

Clusters effectively delivering needed services to the affected areas; gaps filled-in; and additional services mobilized

Life-saving interventions in the hardest hit areas are carried out and supported, giving priority to most affected sector

Support to ER and Disaster Management Programmes to all UN Agencies; Increased availability of resources for ER and continuing Disaster Management Projects

Lessons Learned Workshop conducted to identify challenges encountered, needs, facilitating factors and recommended solutions

Assessment of current efforts and updating of emergency/contingency plan to incorporate the cluster approach and AI

Needs and gaps in communities quickly identified and addressed

Regular meetings conducted; increased coordination among the donor community and between the IASC and government regarding humanitarian interventions

Meetings of the Cluster Leads led to increased coordination between Manila and field levels in the identification and addressing of gaps. WASH, Health, Nutrition, CCCM and Food IASC Clusters provided supported in the IDP situation in Mindanao.

CERF Annual Report for Bicol Programmes submitted; CERF proposal for interventions in Mindanao, amounting to US$2,080,292 approved (Funds released to UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP, WHO and IOM)

An inter-agency Early Recovery Network was established (made up principally of FAO, ILO, Habitat, IFRC, UNDP, ABS-CBN Foundation, PSDMN and expanding into IOM, UNICEF and WHO), with increased private sector partnership. UNDP ER Project likewise expanded into an inter-agency project. Following Typhoon Frank, an interagency ER rapids needs assessment was conducted

$158.00 $18,000.00 $38,371.00

       
Preparation of crisis prevention/natural disaster operations/plans Information Management (IM) Capacity Building: A documented assessment of the IASC CT-wide IM capacity

Establishment of the UN Emergency Operations Center: A 24/7 facility in place and activated during emergencies capable of maintaining communications link with all UN field offices during emergencies

Technical Assistance to National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) to finalize the National Clusters' Preparedness Plan

Technical Assistance to NDCC to review the National Clusters' Preparedness Plan at the end of the year

Hazards Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVAs) tools disseminated to partner LGUs

Capacity building and awareness raising activities and materials developed and implemented

IASC CT capacity needs addressed with institutionalized mechanisms to sustain them, and recommendations to support government's IM capacity building needs

24/7 communications capability during emergencies; deployable communications kit on standby for interagency rapid assessment missions; and IM functions facilitated through the facility

Finalization of the NDCC's National Cluster' Preparedness Plan expedited; a functional preparedness plan at the national level is in place

National Cluster' Preparedness Plan reviewed and updated; process of reviewing plans at the national level on a regular basis and its institutionalization initiated

LGUs with HRVAs with results considered in their programs and budgets

Organized and informed communities and LGUs

OCHA Information Management Missions conducted; Inter-agency Information Management Working Group established

Proposal for UN Emergency Operations Center (EOC) fine tuned

With technical assistance of the IASC, the NDCC National Cluster Preparedness Plan was finalized

Emergency Action Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Basic Rapid Needs Assessment template finalized

Hazards Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVAs) tools disseminated to UN-Habitat partner LGUs; 5 LGUs developed Local Government reform agenda reflecting HRVA Results and incorporating it in local plans and budgets

$146,000.00 $30,000.00

       
Contingency Plan initiatives IASC CT Preparedness Plan Finalization: Functional plan that supports and complements the government's National Clusters' Preparedness Plan

Avian Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan (AHI-PPP): Functional plan where agencies are fully aware of the procedures to be followed by staff and dependents, and the arrangements for such contingency

IASC CT preparedness activities agreed by agencies; IASC CT Cluster focal points have clear direction on how to pursue priority preparedness activities and which activities to prioritize; collective preparedness undertaken with clear goals; and unity of effort achieved

Functional plan in place; serves as basis for testing and simulation exercises to constantly review operational arrangements; continous improvement of the plan pursued

Draft IASC Contingency/ Preparedness Plan prepared and updated, for finalization

Recent UNCT to revisit past initiatives and discuss the way forward with the AHI/Pandemic Preparedness Plan and conduct of a functional simulation exercise

$2,000.00

       
Other Technical Assistance to NDCC in training the Regional Disaster Assessment and Coordination (RDAC) Teams

Technical Assistance to the government in institutionalizing the Cluster Approach in the Naitonal Disaster Management System at the regional and provincial level

Support to NDCC in organizing the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Earthquake Simulation Exercise in 2008

Functional assessment methodology to train target government/non-government actors in 17 regions in the country; pool of trained and competent personnel on rapid and sectoral assessments and coordination of multi-agency response operations available in the 17 regions

Key regional and provincial officials well-versed on the cluster arrangements and operations; regional and provincial cluster preparedness plan formulated

Successful exercise participated in by international and national urban search and rescue teams, NDCC member agency reps, cluster reps and observers; participants educated and updated on the INSARAG concepts, principles and practices; and areas for improvements for in-country capacities identified

Technical assistance provided to NDCC

IASC participated in the Cluster Rollout Workshops

INSARAG Earthquake Simulation Exercise successfully conducted; participation of IASC CT representatives and Cluster focal points as resource persons

$41,000.00

       
Security
Security Management Team Staff safety enhanced.

UN Leadership on Security Preparedness/ Management/Response among bilateral and multilateral partners.

Expansion of the emergency communication system (ISECT/radio, GIS location software, texting, voice-mail, etc.) to cover 24/7; real time operational exercise as a practice run test readiness of the security/ communication system; regular trng. of all staff on security awareness, MOSS compliance, etc; coordination at the strategic level w/ host Gov't dep't responsible for security

Monthly information exchange among partners at both Field Security officers' levels as well as at policy levels on a six monthly basis; early warning/express information exchange among embassies/UN security officials; effective operation of a Security Cell, especially to cover Mindanao.

Expansion of the emergency communication system (ISECT/radio, GIS location software, texting, voice-mail, etc.) to cover 24/7

Trainings on security awareness provided

Upgraded the security of vehicle fleet

Provided leadership in security preparedness and management among bilateral and multilateral partners

       
UNCT Security Plan Risk Management approach to programme implementation

Participation of FSCO in all UNCT meetings as basis for ensuring security issues fed into the work of the UN system; risk & mitigation assessments undertaken at nat'l level & conduct of customized office/residence & programme surveys for UN agencies by the FSCO; regular convening & leadership of inter-agency Security Management Team (SMT) for jt action on security; regular updating of security plan & reporting on security matters

Mainstreamed security risk and mitigation in UN programmes and joint action on security with regular updates of security plan

UNCT agreed to cost-share security-related initiatives, including the temporary deployment of professional security officer in the field

$115,716.00

       
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) Potential harmonization of common businesses resulting from workflow analysis conducted among UN agencies

Business Continuity Plan developed

Common business practice identified for harmonized delivery of services

Organization's ability to ensure safety and security and maintain continuity of critical functions strengthened

Harmonization and expansion of joint and common services continued to be an important aspect of UNCT work. All process owners of the ExCom Agencies have validated the initial findings of the workflow analysis study, and recently reviewed by the Heads of ExCom Agencies.

UNCT agreed to develop a business continuity plan for the ExCom Agencies, building on the lessons learned from the UNICEF experience in order to share information, reduce costs and for better coordination during disasters

Shared common services for travel, courier, janitorial, security and other shared services within RCBC Plaza

$20,000.00 $239.00 $250.00

       
Planned initiatives on common premises UN premises options paper finalized

Rent free premises under UN office site selected

Search for UN premises conducted with options presented to UNCT for decision

Options for common premisses identified

GOP-UN Task Force on Search for UN House created; UNCT, as part of working cohesively together, has been engaged with the Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs-UNIO and the Office of the Presidential Adviser for New Government Centers in identifying viable rent-free property, and also searched for a least costly commercial building for relocation purposes. Comparative analysis of five options presented for UNCT decision

$10,000.00 $12,900.00

       
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 Finalized UN Advocacy Plan for 2008, including the MDGs

Conduct of UN-CSAC advocacy activities

Knowledge products on shelter and MDG localization disseminated to partners

Briefing note on hunger; creation and development of public information materials to promote awareness of hunger-related issues to achieve MDG 1; media coverage of hunger-related issues to promote awareness of MDG 1

Strengthened partnership with the media

Communication materials jointly developed/finalized to promote UN work and priority areas of advocacy (e.g. website, brochures, information packet, etc.)

UN Days/Month Celebration

Stand Up, Speak Out Campaign conducted; scaling up of efforts against poverty

UNCT 2008-2009 Advocacy Plan

Plan reflecting linkages to Resource Mobilization Plan and other Operations Group efforts

Policy studies supported by UN-CSAC; RH bills/codes passed

Number of knowledge products disseminated to number of partners

Increased awareness of hunger-related issues to address MDG-1

UNESCO Media Forum for UN system conducted; Increased media mileage for the UN system and advocacy areas; branding of UN system

Impact of UN work, success stories documented and disseminated to stakeholders

UN month celebration jointly undertaken with focus on key messages to reflect 'One UN' position on MDGs

Sponsorship of UN month/reception and other joint activities; Common fund for UN special events

Discussion with DFA on advocacy strategy on MDGs, e.g. focusing one MDG Goal per year until 2015

More than 7.1 M participants to Stand Up, Speak Out Against Poverty

UNCT continued to systematically work on UN’s advocacy position in key common areas for policy change and action, i.e. MDGs, human rights, population management and Mindanao. Advocacy campaign was anchored on substantive MDG issues backed by evidence-based studies/papers such as MDG success stories.

Concept papers on specific policies prepared and conduct of human right forum; Cities in Climate Change brochure disseminated during the World Urban Forum; CALL 2015 manual disseminated to 10 partners -5LGUs and 5 CSOs

35.2 million Filipinos participated in the Stand Up, Take Action campaign putting the Philippines in the Guinness World Record (1st in Asia and the world). Media exposure has been wide and far-reaching, with exposure from the Top 3 newspapers and Top 2 television and radio networks, as well as from government stations. Estimated total advertising value for all media exposure is US$83,333

Role and contribution of civil society at the national and sub-national levels in promoting, monitoring and mainstreaming the MDGs documented

Increased awareness of local journalists on MDGs through participation in media visits; MDG success stories published

MDG Youth Awareness campaign with the Central Luzon Girl Scouts of the Philippines; Lecture on MDGs among college students; The Role of Private Sector in Realizing the MDGs, discussion with the Rotary Club University District Manila; Conference on Climate Change and Editorial Cartoon & Poster making contest on climate change; Conference on HR, Peace and MDGs; Launch of MDG Youth Champion Awards in coordination with UNAP; Youth Conference on HIV/AIDS in commemoration of World AIDS Day

Media forums conducted focused on MDGs 2, 5 and the issue of rising food prices and its potential threat to the achievement of the MDGs.

UNCT agreed to cost-share the expenses for the UN month celebrations, including those related with the Stand Up Take Action campaign

In light of widening disparities and increasing poverty across regions and population groups, the UNCT Joint Statement to PDF emphasized the ff points: (a) social inclusion and gender equality are not "add ons" but a precondition to inclusive growth; (b) justice and peace are necessary for development and human security; (c ) economic growth is important but must target investments in the social sectors; (d) stable population growth is conducive to inclusive growth; and (e) the convergence of efforts and well-targeted interventions are important in order to ensure maximum impact for women and indigenous people, where resources are most needed

$11,000.00 $2,322.00 $30,000.00 $162,349.00

       
Other

       
Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy
Development/implementation of RM strategy Finalized TOR of the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development Group

Funds raised and partnership developed for joint programmes or intiatives of the UNCT; List of potential donors

Resource Mobilization Group operational at the strategic level led by WFP; RM strategy completed

Efforts of the RM Group linked with the Advocacy, UN Programming and One UN Groups

Maximization of MDG Achievement Fund

Proposals submitted to bilateral and multilateral organizations and diplomatic community for programmes and activities jointly undertaken by the UNCT

Potential resources and longer term partnership with government, private sector and philanthropists explored

Sponsorship of UN month/reception and other activities

Planned meeting in 2009 to rationalize/revisit the existing Groups towards more focused outcomes

Concept notes for various MDG-F thematic windows were jointly developed by UN agencies through TWG meetings and the MDG-F Steering Committee composed of the UNRC, NEDA and the Spanish Government (AECI). Three jt programmes on Climate Change and Adaptation (UNDP, FAO, UNEP WHO, UN-Habitat, ILO as participating agencies); Youth, Employment and Migration (ILO, IOM, UNFPA and UNICEF) & Economic Governance (UNICEF, UNDP) were approved amounting to US$20 million for 3-year implementation period.

To support the achievement of MDG 5 (one of the MDGs least likely to be achieved), the UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO developed a Joint Programme on Maternal and Neonatal Health. The JP aims to synergize the efforts of agencies and fastrack the achievement of maternal and newborn targets which will be pursued through the strengthening of local health systems and supporting of innovative programs and policies in selected areas.

UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, ILO likewise developed the UN Joint Programme on the Elimination of Violence Against Women in the Philippines.

EC/UN Joint Initiative on Migration, with a budget of Euro15 million for three years, was developed to support small scale actors to contribute more fully to linking migration and development.

$13,500.00

       
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 Enhanced coordination with UNEP, and other non-resident UN agencies

Consultations between non-resident UN agencies in humanitarian aid (i.e. OCHA), human rights (i.e. UNOCHR), Triennial Policy Review (DESA) and other UN-related programmes

Increased involvement in the CCA/UNDAF preparatory process and increased number of joint activities

Travel/mission of non-UN agencies supported by the UNCT office through coordination, administrative and logistical support

Strengthened partnership with NRAs, and increased collaboration around common areas of interest. To name a few, UNODC was invited to be part of the UNCT to learn more about the work of the ODC, enhance coordination among and between UN agencies, and ensure alignment with UNDAF as well as national priorities. Interaction with the UN Under-Secretary General and UNESCAP Executive Secretary for Asia and the Pacific have resulted to offer of regional facilities and other information and space for systematic engagement with ESCAP in the CCA/UNDAF process

Participation of NRAs in the CCA/UNDAF processes: (i) NRAs fully informed of developments, including areas of challenges; (ii) Colleagues from UNEP, UNESCO, and a member of the Quality Support Team provided substantive comments in the draft CCA document, and participated in the May CCA/UNDAF Design Workshop; (iii) NRAs conducted and shared results of their internal agency comparative advantage exercises to the UNCT; (iv) NRAs agreed to cost-share the development of the CCA and UNDAF documents

Increased participation of NRAs in development and implementation of joint programmes, i.e. UNEP as a participating agency in the MDG-F Joint Programme on Climate Change and Adaptation

Provided support to the Joint missions led by IFAD, in coordination with ADB, WFP and FAO, and that of the WB, linked with the efforts of the Food Security Steering Committee to harmonize efforts and share information

Jointly organized UNESCAP workshop to enhance regional policymaker's capacity in formulating strategies to ensure food security; Participated in GoP-hosted ASEAN-UN Meeting in November to develop the ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework

A Joint EU-UN assessment team, with support on-site by UNDP, WHO and IMO, was deployed to assess the safety risks associated with the hazardous chemicals contained in the ‘Princess of the Stars’ ferry that capsized last June.

The Philippines hosted the Second Global Forum on Migration and Development, with the UNCT supporting the visit of the UN Secretary General in Manila.

At the request of RC/IASC, OCHA, in collaboration with IASC co-leads, conducted a rapid initial needs assessment in September, with a follow up mission last December

UNICEF, supported the visit of the SRSG-CAAC with ff key results: the MILF agreed to sign an action plan with UNICEF for the release of child soldiers working with them, and the details of the plan would be worked out early next year in coordination with the office of the SRSG. Discussions were also held with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on violations by civilian defense forces and a documented case of a minor was passed to the Undersecretary for prosecution. A visit was also made to the evacuation centers in Maguindanao to observe conditions and meet with displaced families and children.

$5,000.00 $299.00

       
Other

       
Result Area 4: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing Full complement of staff available, to include a new Coordination Analyst post

Present staffing levels: Coordination Associate and two Coordination Assistants

Additional support staff and experts mobilized to work on humanitarian, early recovery, HR and other concerns

UN Coordination Unit consisted of Coordination Analyst, a Coordination Associate and two Coordination Assistants (one staff to be cost-shared by UNFPA and UNICEF for another year to provide technical and administrative support to the UNDAF Thematic Groups)

In addition, UNDP provided funding support by deploying a Senior Advisor on Early Recovery. Humanitarian Affairs Officer and National Disaster Response Advisor were made available with assistance from OCHA. With funding from the UN Millennium Campaign, a National MDG Campaign and Advocacy Specialist was also hired under service contract arrangement

$89,700.00 $48,881.00 $25,958.00 $26,416.00

       
Materials/Equipment Enhanced administrative support

Sufficient materials and equipment to support coordination capacity

Cost-sharing of expenses for crosscutting UN activities

Funds mobilized from OCHA and UN Millennium Campaign for UN Coordination Unit operations

Agreements reached among UNCT to cost-share expenses for crosscutting UN activities, including management and support to the CCA/UNDAF development; refer above

$10,000.00 $11,088.00 $38,871.00

       
Training of UN staff Enhanced capacity of staff on various focus areas

Staff trained in specific areas such as HRBA, IPSAS, Expanded Atlas, RH Management, HIV/AIDS, ARH, Advocacy, Business Continuity, etc.

Various trainings/workshops on ff areas: atlas, HR, CERF, HIV/AIDS, MISP, HRBA and RBM, coordination skills, etc.

$1,000.00 $20,000.00

       
Other

       

TOTAL $263,700.00 $110,920.00 $0.00 $61,165.00 $9,250,680.00 $13,246,338.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50,000.00 $143,750.00



   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 UN Programme on HIV and Migration HIV/AIDS UNDAF Outcomes on Basic Social Services and Good Governance

2007 - 2010 Pooled
UNFPA Department of Health Department of Labor and Employment

$1,350,000.00
UNDP, UNICEF, UN-Habitat, UNFPA, UNRC, UNAIDS Secretariat$243,459.00
Joint UN Programme on Maternal and Neonatal Health Health UNDAF Outcome on Basic Social Services

2008 - 2011 Pass-through
Department of Health

$10,150,000.00
UNFPA$100,000.00
UN Joint Programme on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Philippines Gender All MDGs and UNDAF Outcomes

2008 - 2011 Parallel
Pass-through
UNFPA National - National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Service Commission (CSC) NGOs - Women's Crisis Center (WCC), Philippines Against Child Trafficking (PACT), Women's Legal Bureau (WLB)

$944,580.58
UNFPA$12,323.00
UNFPA (Task Force VAW)$10,000.00
UNICEF, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNDP, UNIFEM$162,000.00
Joint Programme on Strengthening the Philippines Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change Environment All MDGs and UNDAF Outcomes on Environmental Sustainability

2008 - 2010 Pass-through
UNDP National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Province of Albay, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), DOH, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), DOLE, Department of Trade and Investment (DTI)

$8,620,000.00
Government of the Philippines (in kind)$200,000.00
UNDP (GEF-CC)$420,000.00
Government of Spain $8,000,000.00
Joint Programme Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth Employment All MDGs and UNDAF Outcomes on Macroeconomic Stability and Broad-Based Equitable Development

2009 - 2011 Pass-through
UNDP DOLE, DepEd, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), TESDA, DTI, Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA), Selected LGUs, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), National Statistics Office (NSO), National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)

$6,000,000.00
Joint Programme Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor Governance and democracy All MDGs and UNDAF Outcomes on Basic Social Services and Macroeconomic and Broadbased Equitable Development

2009 - 2011 Pass-through
UNDP NEDA, DILG, National Water Resources Board (NWRB), Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)

$5,375,000.00
UN Joint Programme on CEDAW Gender All MDGs and UNDAF Outcomes

2008 - 2010 Parallel
UNIFEM National: NCRFW NGOs: PILIPINA, ASPAP (Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines) , PKKK (Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan), AMDP (Al-Mujadilah Development Foundation) Teduray Lambangian Women's Organization, Inc., CEDAW Watch Academe: UP-CWS (University of the Philippines Center for Women's Studies), WAGI (Women and Gender Institute) -Miriam College, UP College of Law, Association of Schools in Public Adminstration (ASPAP)

$1,509,161.00
UNFPA$20,000.00
UNICEF$20,000.00
UNIFEM$30,000.00
ILO (Training and technical support for Participatory Gender Audit (PGA)$0.00
UNAIDS (Conduct of PGA)$0.00
Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition for Children 0-2 Years Old in the Philippines Food security MDGs and UNDAF Outcome on Basic Social Services

2009 - 2011 Pass-through
UNDP

$3,500,000.00



   Coordination Procedures and Practices

Coordination practices and procedures
CP Results Recommendations to DGO
Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Country Team and Cluster approach to humanitarian response in emergencies and disasters

Transaction costs:IASC establishment had improved coordination and strengthened partnership among UN and non-UN actors in relief, early recovery and preparedness IASC M&E system and resource mobilization system should be established; Coordination of emergency response is a full-time job requiring dedicated resources (i.e. manpower, logistics support, materials) separate from, but complementary to, that of regular programme activities and resources
Achievements:Cluster system continued to provide the coordination mechanism for pre- and post-humanitarian activities; Cluster approach adopted and institutionalized by government in the national disaster management system, reflecting government ownership and recognition of the added value of the approach; Decision making informed by joint assessments and analysis; Increased collaboration among stakeholders; joint planning, implementation and monitoring; Improved accountability; and Overall, improvement in effectiveness of sector response.
Lessons learned:There is wide scope for improvement in terms of improved access to timely and accurate data/information, sharing of collective resources and cost-effective delivery of services, among others; Need to build capacity especially of local counterparts on sector coordination
Development of proposals for the Spanish MDG-Fund -

In addition to individual agency programmes’ contribution to the UNDAF outcomes, the UNCT continued to focus on a few programmatic and strategic areas of collaboration, building on and upsc aling existing joint programmes (JPs), including those emanating from the Spanish MDG Fund.

Transaction costs:A nominal transaction costs of holding and attending technical working groups, Steering Committee and UNCT meetings especially in the preparatory phase; Much delayed consultative process among interested UN agencies during proposal development
Achievements:UNCT successfully mobilized US$20 million for the joint programmes on Strengthening the Philippines Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change; Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth; and Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor; MDG-F provided a practical basis for increasing joint programming as one of the stated objectives of the UNCT; Despite its limitation (i.e. some agencies were called only later in the consultation process, NEDA primarily managing the process rather than UNDP/UNRC), it nevertheless allowed UN agencies to identify relevant key activities along their areas of expertise/specialization and facilitated completion of the project proposal/s.
Lessons learned:(1) While the MDG-F has been set-up explicitly to encourage joint programming, the new thematic windows are limited in scope and thus only a few UN agencies benefit from these funds. Thematic windows must be designed to be more inclusive of UN agencies based on comparative advantage; (2) Late consultations with interested UN agencies have resulted to having a joint programme that is a mere “consolidation” of separate proposals from different agencies. A large portion of MDG-F discussion focuses on how to divide the funds; without undergoing the process of (i) what are the key interventions, (ii) who among the UN agencies have the expertise, (iii) costing out different activities, then (iv) identify distribution of funds among these agencies; (3) Continue consultative process among relevant UN agencies in planning, implementation and management of MDG-F JPDs, but (i) Involve early relevant UN agencies in the consultation process, (ii) UNDP/UNRC/UN agencies to primarily manage the project development, implementation, and management process (with consultation from relevant government partners) so as to make them truly UN initiatives, and (iii) UNRC to ensure presentation of MDG-F during UNCT meeting, to include proposed time schedule for exploratory discussion of potential intervention areas
MDG Advocacy and Financing

Transaction costs:Mobilized resources from the UN Millennium Campaign amounting to US$100 million to be used for a series of advocacy events over the year until October 2009, as opposed to spending it for a one big advocacy event A sustainability plan is essential. Advocacy must be backed-up by a well developed advocacy plan that has clear targets and the support of each UN agency and is reflected in their individual country programmes. Advocacy must reach the local level because of the stark conditions of disparities and uneven development.
Achievements:Advocacy - UNCT continued to systematically work on UN’s advocacy position in key common areas for policy change and action, among which is the MDGs. Advocacy campaign anchored on substantive MDG issues backed by evidence-based studies/papers such as MDG success stories; 35.2 million Filipinos participated in the Stand Up, Take Action campaign putting the Philippines in the Guinness World Record (1st in Asia and the world); Role and contribution of civil society at the national and sub-national levels in promoting, monitoring and mainstreaming the MDGs documented; Increased awareness of local journalists on MDGs through participation in media visits; MDG success stories published Financing - Partnerships with the legislative branch and civil society has led to the utilization of the PhP150 million national government budget in 2007 and the approval of PhP1.2 billion pesos under the 2008 budget for the procurement of family planning commodities
Lessons learned:Advocacy - UNCT/RC leadership remains essential to the Stand UP campaign which becomes a mechanism to “Deliver as One”, ensuring that the campaign is anchored on substantive MDG issues; Having a buy-in and unity of purpose from top management (i.e. organization structure and system is in place through the Advocacy Technical Working Group) guarantee both substantive and form, content and packaging of the campaign; Institutional UN partners with network organizations are vital in mobilization efforts; Campaign branding and positioning, i.e. giving the campaign a Filipino face
Common Services and Premises

Further harmonization of operational instruments and business processes is expected to be a very critical component of the UN reform agenda in the Philippines. If it has not yet happened in the HQ levels of agencies, there are country level initiatives that could be undertaken.

The UNCT has seriously kept in mind the establishment of the ‘One UN‘Office even if it is not a pilot country.

In addition to the UNCT’s continuing effort to increase the number of common services, the proposed work flow analysis study for review of UN agency business processes would be a key determinant for leaping forward the “One UN” set up.

Impact on staff security and moral, more that issues of cost, is a critical consideration, but overall organizational effectiveness and country-level impact is the ultimate goal.

Transaction costs:Shared activities that entail investment costs were duly covered by Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) formalizing cost-apportionment; Process were simplified and both staff time and overall transaction costs were reduced on shared services; Role of the RC Office and its commitment to shoulder a number of costs to increase inter-agency collaboration and accomplishments continues to be extremely critical and truly valuable and burden-sharing (1) A lot of activities leading towards the ‘One UN’ model continue as purely of exploratory, experimental and “R&D” type of work. For this purpose, there should be “seed money” from UNDG to help make things happen faster, instead of getting hard-earned money from middle-income countries, and especially where cost-distribution is an issue. Instructions to achieve results must come with additional resources to follow it through. The same model should be followed, especially where UNDG wants a country to experiment and draw best practices; (2) High-level direct interventions from UNDG should be provided on the country level where government commitments to the UN are not being honored, primarily the obligation of providing rent-free premises to the UN; (3)UNDG and its member agencies should formalize the provision of special post allowance, if not post adjustment, to staff consistently performing and contributing to inter-agency accomplishments and demonstrating truly collaborative behavior, to distinguish from those who only wear their “agency hats”; (4) UNDG should have a clear standard methodology and guidelines for cost-apportionment/sharing based on various common service areas; (5) UNDG should be able to exercise authority and a veto power over agencies that need to demonstrate more collaborative behavior at the country level.
Achievements:Common Services - A continuing analysis of work distribution and business processes across UN agencies on the operational areas (i.e. IT, procurement, HR, transport, finance) is being performed by the independent consultant; UNCT common services for courier/mailroom and travel piloted in 2003 are still fully outsources, cost-shared and operating on in-plant arrangement. Common IT arrangement includes sharing of IT resources and equipment across agencies on a need-basis. Common procurement comes in the form of common vendors and service providers for office supplies, transport services, water, newspapers, plants and greening, security, cleaning, pest control, gas/fuel, internet, PABX and telecommunications, all under a Long-Term Agreement renewable each year based on a UN-wide service performance survey and competitiveness of price. Common Premises - Issue of a “One UN” House was discussed by the UN Secretary-General with President Arroyo during his visit in Manila. While awaiting positive news from the Office of the President on the issues of free premises for the UN, short-listed sites (based on the agreed selection criteria proposed by the joint UN Operations Management Team to the UNCT) were visited and inspected by the UN Security Advisor, for and on behalf of all UN agencies, which led to further shortlist of five (5) sites. Discussions are ongoing with current property owners and potential developers of the three (3) proposed sites.
Lessons learned:
UN Joint Programming

There are currently seven UN Joint Programmes (JPs), namely: (1) HIV and Migration; (2) Maternal and Neonatal Health; (3) Elimination of VAW in the Philippines; (4) CEDAW; (5) Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth; (6) Strengthening the Philippines Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change; and (7) Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor.

Participating UN agencies include UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, ILO, UNIFEM, UN-Habitat, UNRC, UNAIDS, WHO, FAO, UNEP, and IOM.

Transaction costs:Nominal additional administrative overhead cost is incurred pursuant depending on fund management modality; Some processes were simplified and overall transaction costs were reduced on shared services. Ideally more UN joint programming activities should be planned to take advantage of each UN agencies’ resources and comparative advantage
Achievements:Initial results from more mature JPs on HIV and Migration and CEDAW are as follows: (1) HIV and Migration - 1st JP of the UN in the Philippines, articulated the desire to “deliver as one”; Successful in establishing a programmatic link to two complex and diverse development issues (HIV and Migration); Increase the scope and scale of response through expansion of networks and convergence of technologies; (2) CEDAW - The project supported NCRFW, PILIPINA and women NGOs comprising the Study Action Consultative Group who effectively lobbied the Committee on Women and Gender Equality of both houses of the 14th session of the Philippine Congress to move deliberations on the Magna Carta of Women past second reading and as priority bill for enactment; The project produced a collection of case studies on women’s rights violation and good practices in relation to the CEDAW. All these accomplishments will contribute to the achievement of the project’s long-term objective towards increasing participation of civil society groups in the preparation and critique of reports that strengthen the CEDAW monitoring process; The UNJP supported the UP College of Law in developing model syllabi and list of readings and references have been tested and packaged on the following courses: Gender & Law (3 units); Persons & Family Relations (4 units); Human Rights (3 units)
Lessons learned:Since UN agencies share expertise based on comparative advantage, overall project effectiveness is increased; Particular emphasis should be placed in the processes in order to: (i) level-off expectations; (ii) create a clear understanding of shared goals; (iii) optimize the dynamic potential of the JP; The trickle of UN agency contributions to gender programmes such as UNJP on CEDAW is still indicative of how gender is in the periphery of development programming. It also indicates gaps in harmonized programming across agencies. It will be more strategic to being the issue of under-investment in gender programming to the CCA and UNDAF review and development process that is ongoing with the UNCT.
Relevant Groups on AIDS - (1) Technical Working Group on AIDS for the Global Funds (GF) AIDS Project serving as the technical arm of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) on matters pertaining to policy and implementation issues of GF AIDS Project; (2) Joint UN Team on AIDS (JTA) serving as broker of technical assistance needs of national counterparts and technical arm of the UN Theme Group (UNTG) on AIDS; (3) UNTG on AIDS

Transaction costs:
Achievements:Started harmonized planning, ongoing mapping of resources for AIDS as well as sites being supported in the country; Allowed conduct of joint monitoring and evaluation activities; Able to submit proposals submitted by partners and avoided duplication of activities or more than one agency supporting same proposal twice; Maximized provisions of quality technical assistance and resources to support relevant country-led activities; Better appreciation of what one agency is doing and how they are doing it; Focal person for AIDS, whose agency’s mandate is not really on STI and AIDS looked at issues through different lenses and this helped the full-time focal person on AIDS appreciate the different angles of the common issues/problems on AIDS, ways of solving it, introducing innovative approaches/alternatives; There is a high-level forum for discussion solely of AIDS issues, especially beneficial for low prevalence AIDS countries where AIDS issues can just be in the lowest agenda of the many pressing concerns discussed during UNCT meetings.
Lessons learned:In creating technical working groups, need to have clear terms of reference, expectations and criteria for choosing a member; Maximize functions of existing working groups and avoid creating too many TWG with almost same membership; Primary member should designate an official alternate as well, properly briefed about issues at hand/or discussion; Increase visibility in doing high-level advocacy work (President of the country, policymakers, and private personalities).



   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 MDG Progress and subnational reports

Harmonized MMR M&E tools aligned with the implementation of the DOH Maternal Health Policy

TORs for MDG Reports signed; Activities and responsibilities assigned and distributed; MDG Progress Reports prepared, published and advocated to key stakeholders and informing the 2010 Millennium Declaration Review

Common M&E system for health with MMR integrated

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * Strengthened country capacity for MDG monitoring and evaluation by ensuring that major investments in the country's statistical systems are made

NGAs and LGUs with upgraded statistical capacities to generate, validate and update MDG indicators in partnership with the National Statistical Coordination Board, the National Statistics Office, and NEDA

Analysis of the results of the 2007 Philippines Census and inclusion of MMR in the 2010 Census; Results used for advocacy and disseminated to stakeholders, including development partners

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to capacity development strategies Enhanced capacity of excluded, poor and marginalized youth in Metro Manila through the “Technical and Vocational Skills Training Programme for Street Children and Out-of-School Youth (PALIHAN)” and TVE programme of ERDA Tech Senior Secondary School up to May 2009.

Enhanced capacity of youth to undertake activities for sustainable development.

Enhanced capacity of the country in providing inclusive education for disabled children.

Gender-sensitive technical and vocational education and training provided to excluded, poor and marginalized groups; Gender equal life skills education and training provided to the marginalized groups.

In collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta and the Brotherhood of Destiny, Inc., the “1st World Creative Youth Forum (WCYF) 2009: Education for Sustainable Development” is being organized in Baliuag (Philippines) to be held on 5-10 May 2009. WCYF aims to draw attention of young people to take proactive actions to contribute to a sustainable future, which is in consonance with the MDGs

UNESCO Jakarta will support the Philippines in developing a country report on Provision of Inclusive Quality Education for Children with Disabilities, and participation in a regional workshop, in cooperation with UNESCO IBE.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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

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 Alignment of UNCT and development partners programs with national development strategies to accelerate progress towards MDGs and UN focus areas

High visibility and effective coverage of UN common focus areas throughout the year to maximize opportunities presented by PDF; Meeting of the WG on MDGs and Social Progress on quarterly basis, or as need arises

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * 2012-2016 UNDAF fully aligned with the Medium-Term Philippines Development Plan (MTPDP, 2010-2016)

Current UNDAF extended until 2011 to benefit from the national priorities and next MTPDP; Two-year transitional programme developed by relevant agencies; Internal adjustments made in respective agencies' programming processes

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Preparation of CCA/UNDAF

Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * Contribution to UNDAF implementation through enhanced monitoring of UNCT contributions and policy dialogue with GoP and relevant stakeholders given the UNDAF extension until 2011 and 2-yr transitional programme/extension of relevant UN agencies

UNCT Strategic Planning Workshop and UNDAF Annual Review with enhanced Government and multistakeholder participation undertaken to ensure evidence-based analysis of UNCT value-addition and continued relevance/alignment of UN programmes with national priorities

Consistent use of UNDAF M&E Results Matrix among agencies to facilitate consolidation and analysis

Enhanced alignment of UN agency M&E processes with UNDAF

Availability of data allowing for assessment of incremental outcome progress year-to-year

Rationalized UN thematic groups as mechanism/venue for assessing the progress and resources spent towards UNDAF outcomes

$30,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation UNDAF Annual Review with increased multistakeholder participation

Evidence-based analysis of the value addition of the UN system and progress towards UNDAF outcomes informed by consultations with UN agencies, government, CSOs and relevant partners; Outcome informing the CCA/UNDAF process and UNCT workplan

$20,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

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

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Joint Programmes6 Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * UN Joint Programme on Elimination of VAW in the Philippines

UN Joint Programme on Maternal and Neonatal Health

New UN Joint Programmes on Public Private Sector Partnerships, & Children, Nutrition and Food Security

Prototype/beta version of the software design of the National Documentation System on VAW developed and tested in pilot sites

Joint UN programme document finalized, logframe matrix and budget held; National Steering Committee established; and baseline study on pilot sites

Joint Programme Documents developed, with signed MOU and corresponding UN agency allocation

$10,000.00 $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 * Micro-assessments of new IPs of ExCom Agencies under a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) completed

Audit completed among current implementing parties (IPs) with more than $500,000

Enhanced consolidated database of IPs from government and NGOs developed with audit plans

Sustained HACT Compliance

Audit plan developed and implemented

Revised consolidated HACT matrix for both governmentand NGO IPs

$2,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT Strategic plan for strengthening capacities developed from micro-assessment findings

HACT integrated in the Country Program Action Plans

Common lessons learned shared using recommendations from the micro-assessments

Strengthened capacities of UN staff and IPs in understanding principles of HACT and the use of FACE form

$2,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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. Capacity building or learning programs on gender is instutionalized in UN agencies

UN-GMC recommendations on enhanced gender analysis of the CCA andd on gender equality results, strategies and resources to the UNDAF and CPAP are negotiated with the UNCT

Number of learning plans/programs on Gender; learning budget for Gender from UN agencies; Number of UN staff capacitated ( 100 non-programme staff participated in GST

UNCT approval of the 2009 UN-GMC work plan and gender line budget; At least two UN agencies have undertaken PGA and findings, recommendations are incorporated in the AWP indicators; UNCT approval of gender budget line for gender mainstreaming; UNCT Gender Scorecard indicate positive levels of gender compliance

$1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other CEDAW-based implementation Review and Update of Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development and the Medium Term Development Plan by an inter-governmental mechanism

NGO shadow report to CEDAW, BPFA and MDG are consolidated from broad-based multi-sectoral consultations especially involving the most disadvantaged sectors of women in rural, indigenous Muslim

An updated NHRAP (2009 - 2013) has comprehensive women's human rights provisions and specify mechanisms for women CSO participation in its section on CEDAW

Comprehensive and timely UNCT Confidential Report to CEDAW for 2010

Sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics inform the analysis of development issues and program responses

Sectoral and geographic profile of women NGOs and other CSOs providing local and regional data and case studies to support the monitoring reports on compliance and violations in NGO shadow reports

Number of NGOs who participated in consultations and are represented in HR monitoring mechanisms

Final copy of UNCT report submitted to CEDAW

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 2009-2010 Joint Programme of Support has been developed and implemented

Strengthened/expanded support from government, civil society, private sector and donor community on HIV and AIDS

Improved capacity of JTA to manage its operations and Joint Program of Support

Partnership agreement with PNAC on the Support Plan signed; Priority activities in 2009 completed

Functioning Advocacy and Resource Mobilization working group within the Joint UN Team on AIDS (JTA); Advocacy plan developed and implemented; Resource mobilization plan developed and resources mobilized

100% of JTA's are officially appointed; 80% of members partipated in at least 75% of learning activities

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * National human resource and systems strengthened to implement the AIDS response

Developed and disseminated costed operational and investment plan of AMTP IV for 2009-2011

Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) members and other stakeholders updated on strategic information and relevant key messages

Quality proposal submitted to GFATM Round 9

Functional M and E system

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * UN Cares operational

At least 1 staff per agency trained as AIDS trainors

At least 80% of staff from each agency have attended AIDS 101 and AIDS 102

At least 1 AIDS orientation for families organized

100% HR and concerned personnel oriented on UN personnel policy on AIDS

Condom supply sustained in UN premises

Updated list of VCT services disseminated to staff

$2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other Country review produced, and strategic actions formulated

Framework for international cooperation and partnership developed

Within the framework of UNESCO/UNAIDS initiative EDUCAIDS, UNESCO Jakarta will undertake a country review of education sector responses on HIV and AIDS to improve collaboration and harmonization in the Philippines. This review will be followed up by development of strategic country level actions to accelerate and improve education sector responses to HIV and AIDS.

Organise a Sub-Regional Forum on Information for All to provide a framework for international cooperation and partnership in building an information society for all. Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach

Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems UN ACT II Programme operationalized

Improved monitoring & reporting mechanism on grave violations of children's rights in armed conflict to the SCWG-CAAC (Security Council Working Group on Children Affected by Armed Conflict)

Action plan developed to address HR protection & promotion in the country; Capacity building of the UNCT, UN staff & partners (gov't, CSOs) to effectively mainstream/apply HRBA in current programmes & in the next round of AWPs & Country Programme Action Plans (CPAPs); Human Rights Advisor deployed

Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) institutionalized

$2,000.00 $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) Potential harmonization of common business procedures resulting from workflow analysis/work distribution analysis among UN agencies

Harmonized business continuity plan developed among Excom agencies

Common business practice identified for harmonized delivery of services, including DSA rates and professional consultant fees

Organization's ability to ensure safety and security and maintain continuity of critical functions strengthened

$4,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Planned initiatives on common premises Smooth transition into new UN Common Premises with corresponding "move-out" plan implemented

Search for Common premises finalized and agreed by both UNCT and Govt with corresponding operational plan developed

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

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Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN09)
Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors Functional IASC preparedness plan that supports and complements the government's National Clusters' Preparedness Plan

Functional AHI-PP Plan where agencies are fully aware of the procedures to be developed by staff and dependents, and the arrangements for such contingency

IASC preparedness activities agreed by agencies; IASC CT cluster focal points have clear direction on how to pursue priority preparedness activities and which to prioritize; collective preparedness undertaken with clear goals & unity of effort achieved

Functional AHI-PP plan in place as basis for testing and simulation exercises to constantly review operational arrangements; continuous improvement of the plan pursued

$2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Relief Coordination of humanitarian operations Regular IASC meetings conducted to provide policy guidance and direction in supporting the government carry out of emergency humanitarian interventions in areas badly hit by disasters

Fully operational IASC CT Clusters providing support to the Government Cluster counterparts and Government-led response implementing the cluster approach

Enhanced support to the national and regional GRP/IASC cluster coordination to ensure workplans are developed and implemented, gaps analysed, and priorities set and addressed

Meetings conducted; support to government optimized; duplication of efforts avoided; a wider beneficiaries reached; the IASC Cluster Leads TOR implemented

IASC Cluster Leads effectively providing support to the Government-led response through the cluster coordination, information sharing, and capacity building; support provided to NDCC in the cluster roll-out at the regional and provincial level

Cluster coordination focal points at Manila and field levels of appropriate seniority appointed by Agencies to perform the coordination role, including advising IASC CT

Heads of Clusters meetings convened to deal with technical decision making, to enable the IASC CT meetings to focus on policy and strategy. TOR for this team developed; TOR for IASC revised

$2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

Development of a response plan

Other (specify) EARLY RECOVERY

Functioning recovery coordination framework through the Early Recovery Network

Support for implementation of UNDP-funded Bicol ER Project

Mindanao ER Framework created

ER incorporated into comprehensive IASC Contingency Planning

Policy on linking ER programming to Disaster Risk Reduction programming in the Philippines

Effective leadership of the RC to the IASC CT and guidance to UNDP on the operation and functioning of the ERN; UNDP convenes the ERN on behalf of the UNCT, with IASC interested members participating

Atleast 50% implementation of the proposed activities under the UNDP-funded Bicol ER Project

Existence of ER Framework in Mindanao

ER mainstreamed in the IASC Contingency Plan

DRR/ER policy in place

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Advocy Enhanced advocacy plan on the promotion, adherence and application of humanitarian principles and standards

Advocacy and Communications Strategy for sustainable returns developed and finalized

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Resource mobilization Submission of CERF proposals: During emergencies, CERF proposals are submitted within 24-36 hours after a destructive incident affecting a significant number of people

Life saving interventions in the hardest hit areas are caried out and supported, giving priority to most affected sector

Reporting on CERF by 30 March 2009

$2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN09)
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan Relevant sectoral groups are able to lobby for policies and budgets to accelerate the implementation of MDGs least likely to be achieved

Existing MDG-related policies are implemented with their corresponding budget allocations

Best practices documented and disseminated

Enhanced communication strategy

Policy and advocacy dialogues with national and local parliamentarians; Capacity building activities for youth; Skills training to CSO partners, knowledge sharing sessions with media practitioners, and Speakers Bureau training for UN staff; Debates among presidentiables, local candidates, with the local version of the global publication, MDG and Elections as reference; Stand Up campaign and partners meeting, and documentation of success stories on the outcomes/ impact of the campaign; MDG Art Showcase; MDGs adopted as theme in the Department of Education National Secondary Schools Press Conference

Policy studies/reviews on MDGs lagging behind; Policy fora to disseminate results; MDG survey through a rider question to SWS and Pulse Asia political surveys used to lobby for policies

MDG Seal concept localized; # of MDG success cases documented and disseminated; # of collateral for media, PSAs, print ads and exhibit materials developed and disseminated

UNCT Communication plan developed and implemented; communications officer jointly working with advocacy group to develop UN core messages appropriate to target audience, including identification of UN spokesperson/s; UN website enhanced

$0.00 $3,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy Funds mobilized for joint programmes or initiatives of the UNCT

# of Joint Programmes approved under the Spanish MDG-Fund and other donors

Call for proposals/ selection process facilitated/monitoring the implementation of approved proposals

$8,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,000.00

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 Mandatory security documents established, updated and endorsed by the SMT

MOSS compliance achieved by Agencies both country offices and field offices, with priority in Mindanao

In-country ISECT established and enhanced field missions tracking system

Warden System for Manila and Mindanao developed and implemented

Comprehensive security incidents information database established to support safe programme delivery in Mindanao

Emergency communications, warden system and country security plan provided

Country Security Plan & essential Contingency Plans established/ updated; Mindanao Security Risk Assessment, Area Security Plan and essential Contingency Plans established; Country MOSS and MORSS updated; Mindanao MORSS financial entitlements identified

FSCO audit all UN offices in Mindanao and provide action plan; All Agencies’ offices in Mindanao MOSS compliant by 30 June 2009; MORSS compliant accommodation for international staff in Mindanao identified and established; All field vehicles are MOSS compliant; All staff assigned in Mindanao are issued VHF radio and radio checks conducted daily

All in-country travel use ISECT to apply security clearances; All field vehicles tracked by radio rooms, especially in Mindanao; Improved communications with all offices, road missions and staff utilizing satellite communications

International and National Warden Systems for Manila and Mindanao established by end October 2009 and end February 2009, respectively

Security incidents from different sources collected; All security incidents logged in the DSS Security Incident Information Database

UNCT agreed to cost-share security-related initiatives

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Up to date security plan

Security Management Team

Implementation of security training for staff Conduct SSAFE and Warden training

SSAFE training presentations ready by end February 2009

SSAFE training conducted thrice in 2009 for staff members working at Phase I areas and twice for all staff posted in Mindanao and those visiting regularly

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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 Strengthened partnership with NRAs and increased collaboration around common areas of interest

Increased involvement in the CCA/UNDAF & UN programmes; Increased number & participation of NRAs in dev't & implementation of JPs; Travel/mission of NRAs supported by the UNCT/RCO through coordination, administrative & logistical support

$2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN09)
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing Full complement of staff available, with streamlined organizational structure/reporting lines and working modalities, to effectively support the development, humanitarian and advocacy work of the UNCT

Present staffing levels: 2 int'l (Strategic Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs Officer) & 6 nat'l staffs (Coordination Analyst, Coordination Associate, (2) Coordination Assts, Nat'l Disaster Response Advisor, Nat'l MDG Campaign & Advocacy Specialist; Add'l support staff & experts mobilized, as appropriate

$45,000.00 $45,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

Materials/Equipment Improved administrative support

Sufficient materials and equipment to support coordination capacity;

Cost-sharing of expenses for crosscutting UN activities

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Training of UN staff Enhanced capacity of staff on various focus areas

Staff trained in specific areas such as HRBA, RBM, UN Coordination Skills, Gender, Security, IP Issues, etc.

$0.00 $10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)


TOTAL $185,000.00 $58,000.00 $0.00 $13,000.00