2011 Resident Coordinator Annual Report

Following high political tension and unrest in 2010, national elections were held on 3rd July 2011 (the second since the coup in 2006) and the Pheu Thai Party, led by Yingluck Shinawatra (younger sister of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra who was deposed in a September 2006 coup), achieved a decisive victory gaining 265 of the 500 seats in the House of Representatives, while the Democrat Party, leading the outgoing government, won only 159 seats. Yingluck was installed as Thailand's first female prime minister on 8 August 2011.  The new government inherited the challenging task of bringing forward a reconciliation process in the country, including bringing justice for the victims of the political unrest of April-May 2010.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Thailand (TRCT), set up under the previous administration, continued its work and some of their recommendations are being acted upon. However, the Commission works under serious limitation in terms of resources and authority. The country undertook their first Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council in October. The spotlight was placed on the reconciliation process, the situation in southern Thailand, and freedom of expression. The latter is closely linked to the on-going debate around the lèse-majesté law in view of a surge in recent years in the number of cases, which can carry a maximum 15-year prison term.  Growing domestic and international calls for reforms are countered by opposite movements with positions getting entrenched and radicalised. 

The political transition hindered the UNCT ability to effectively engage with the government. We managed nevertheless (see next section) to sign off to the new UNPAF (Partnership Framework) but the Action Plan developed subsequently still awaits cabinet endorsement. In the last quarter of 2011 most of our work stalled as the country came to a standstill while responding to the worst experienced floods in over 50 years.  Heavy monsoon rains from June to November 2011 flooded 64 out of the country’s 76 provinces causing the death of nearly 800 people and affecting over time 13.6 million people.  The total damages and losses in Thailand has been estimated at THB 1.43 trillion (USD 46.5 billion). The manufacturing sector bore roughly 70 percent of the total damages and losses due to the flooding of six industrial estates. With vast areas of farmland under water at the time of the main rice harvest, the agricultural sector was also hit badly, while the tourism industry suffered as the number of international arrivals dropped sharply. In early January the cabinet approved a THB 11 billion (USD355 million) programme of flood rehabilitation, while emergency flood relief programmes amounted to around THB 30 billion (USD 970 million) to finance compensation to victims of the flooding disaster and repairs to infrastructure.   The floods challenged our humanitarian response capacity and directly affected staff as it hit several areas in the capital city of Bangkok.

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


Although the UNCT joint programming efforts were concentrated in the finalisation of the new UNPAF and the preparation of the Action Plan, programmes continued to be implemented under the overall framework of the UNPAF 2007-11. 

Of notice is the continued focus on migrant population in the country. The UNCT in October launched the third Thailand Migration Report 2011. This is the product of a collaborative effort between member agencies of the United Nations Thematic Working Group on Migration.  Like its predecessors, the report aims to provide policymakers, practitioners and academia with current information on migration trends and patterns in Thailand and relevant policy developments.  The report looks more closely at the development objectives set by Thailand and explores the channels whereby migration (both internal and international) affects these objectives. Work also continued to provide protection to migrants and other vulnerable groups, including access to services. 

Other specific achievements on joint programmes can be found in the results and use of funds table, while progress against the UNPAF outcomes is documented in the UNPAF Annual Review report.

Summary on progress in UN Reform


Thailand UNCT made substantive progress in 2011 in spite of interrupted leadership as the RC left her post as of May. The new designated RC took up her functions in August. However, due to health reasons, she could not continue in her assignment and the UNCT has functioned again under an acting RC since mid-September.  Several milestones were nevertheless achieved throughout the year regarding joint programming, including:

  • A new UN Partnership Framework (UNPAF) was signed on 27 April. The UNCT, led by the RC, signed off to the document together with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The UNPAF reflects a new approach to UN reform in a Middle-Income Country, whereas the normative role of the UN is clearly recognised; the specificity of individual agencies’ programmes with relevant government counterparts are appreciated; and cross-sectoral joint partnerships are identified to support implementation of national programmes providing evidence-based policy advice.
  • An Action Plan was developed to implement the UNPAF, ensuring joint accountability for results. The Action Plan included the operationalization of the six joint partnerships identified in the UNPAF as well as of UNICEF’s, UNDP’s and UNFPA’s specific programmes.  This enabled streamlining the programming processes of the three agencies with that of the overall UNPAF reducing transaction costs for government counterparts. 
  • Annual workplans are also being developed by each Joint Team to start implementation of the joint partnerships. Each joint team are effectively co-led by one UN agency and a government counterpart.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding between the UNCT and the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) was endorsed by cabinet. The MoU was designed to seal a partnership on knowledge management and policy dialogue to facilitate decision making, effective implementation and efficient resource management in the context of the overall UNPAF 2012-16 implementation and the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan.

 

The UNCT also continued the tradition of exercising common advocacy on normative issues as well as emerging and/or persistent development challenges.  Of note is the preparation of a joint UNCT submission to the Universal Periodic Review under the Human Rights Council that Thailand underwent in October. The submission was coordinated by the RCO with inputs from all concerned agencies.  The UNCT also collaborated with the government in undertaking a mock session of the UPR in preparation for the session in Geneva.  This was a good opportunity to strengthen our collaboration with the government and facilitate its engagement with the international human rights machinery.  Furthermore, a Development Coordination Seminar was organised to solicit policy recommendations to further access to quality education to all in Thailand (the seminar was titled: “quality learning in Thailand, for some or for all?”). Two other seminars were planned for 2011 but needed to be postponed to 2012 due to the floods.

 

In the spirit of “One UN” the UNCT in Thailand has cost-shared more than half of the annual coordination budget over the years.  However proposed allocation of individual agency’s contributions was not based on a transparent and clear calculation, so the team decided to review the practice. A task force was set up and lead to overall agreed criteria and formulas to calculate allocations. This was also an opportunity to analyse the cost, in terms of human resources, of coordination activities. The exercise revealed that almost half of staff-cost went to policy and advocacy work and communication and information management activities.  On the sustainability of coordination work to sustain UN reform at the country level, please refer to the section on recommendations, below.

 

The serious floods that hit the country in the latter part of the year tested the UNCT capacity to exercise its coordination response capacity with the wider international humanitarian community; liaise with the authorities in a coordinated and effective manner; and provide common operational support as well as safety and security services to the whole UN system and its staff.  There are several lessons to be learned about this experience, also reflecting on how to adapt the global humanitarian aid architecture to the reality of middle-income countries (and not only) where international support is ‘welcome’ but not requested.  In Thailand it was agreed to “informally activate” the following clusters as per our Inter-Agency Contingency Plan (IACP): Camp Coordination/Management (CCCM), Shelter (then absorbed under CCCM), Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Education, Protection, and Early Recovery.  In most cases the designated cluster lead took up this role in spite of the informality of the approach and mobilized the agency’s surge capacity.  A recent survey, done in preparation of a lessons-learned workshop, highlighted the relevance of working through clusters and the appreciated coordination and information management role played by the RC/RCO. However, timeliness of response and capacity to coordinate engagement with the authorities need improvement.

 

The core HCT met on a weekly basis during the crisis. Chaired by the RC a.i., serviced by the RCO, the core HCT brought together the designated cluster leads, the chair of the OMT and DSS. This ensured a close coordination and alignment between the humanitarian response, the operational support needed and addressing security concerns.  Through the OMT and the SMT consistent policy approaches throughout the system to support staff affected by the floods were adopted.  Measures were also set in place to pool UN agencies’ logistical assets and ensure 24 hrs support to staff in need and to sustain response operations.

Key aspects of the proposed 2012 workplan


The UNCT held an annual retreat on 7th February 2012 reflecting on the performance of last year and setting priorities for this year’s UNPAF implementation, common advocacy activities and overall team work. 

All the six joint teams, established under the new UNPAF have developed annual workplans with clear deliverables and detailed activities. The level of ‘joint-ness’ varies from joint partnership to joint partnership and the challenge for each team will be to maintain the thrust for which these were established, i.e. designing a programme that organically leverages the different UN agencies comparative advantages, moving away from project implementation towards providing evidence-based policy advice and high level technical expertise, and effectively aligning with existing government priorities while building national and sub-national capacity.  Resource constraints are also placing a heavy toll on the implementation of the joint partnerships.  The UNCT will explore opportunities for alternative joint resources mobilization strategies, including engagement with the private sector and exploring government cost-sharing.  

The UNCT agreed to undertake a strategic analysis of Thailand’s current situation and profound transitions on various levels and fronts, with the support of UNDP BCPR and DPA. This is in view of the volatile political situation in the country and to gain a better understanding of the conflict drivers and their linkages with planned development interventions.  This will facilitate a common understanding by all UN agencies and enhance the UNCT’s level of conflict sensitivity and possibly identify entry points for supporting social cohesion and reconciliation through development and social protection programmes.

Continuing with the tradition of organising policy-oriented Development Cooperation Seminars (DCS), the team is committed to pick up at least two issues, one on right-based approach to narcotic drugs users and the second on migrant health.  The first will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice. It aims at advocating against criminalisation of drug users and compulsory rehabilitation which is currently in the government’s plan to fight drug trafficking, abuse and addiction.  The second planned Seminar is part of a long-term advocacy strategy of the UNCT, supported by the dynamic TWG on International Migration. Throughout the years the UNCT has been advocating at different levels with the government for the adoption of a comprehensive migration management policy and to ensure that the rights of this vulnerable group are fulfilled, including their health security.  In addition to the DCSs the UNCT agreed to also organise “National Dialogues” on issues that require a wide consultation and would benefit from the convening power of the UN.  One will be organised in the lead up to Rio +20 to solicit views to be brought by Thailand into the global conference. The challenge will be guaranteeing the coordination support that this type of events requires.

The experience in responding to the floods calls for a review of lessons learned and follow-up actions.  The UNCT, together with the wider HCT and government counterparts, has already carried out a workshop (February 3) to draw lessons on how to enhance HCT’s response preparedness, increase relevance and effectiveness of HCT/RTG collaboration for future emergencies, and extrapolate recommendations for global/regional policies.  As advised during the workshop, the team will focus on establishing Standard Operating Procedures with the government that hopefully will also define how humanitarian assistance by international actors can be offered and delivered during an emergency in a coordinated fashion.  Mechanisms will also need to be put in place to ensure that our response capacity is better plugged into the national machinery and efforts to enhance preparedness capacities are coordinated across the HCT.  The team will build on the new partnerships established during the floods response and ensure these are reflected and maintained under the IACP and its related processes.

The magnitude of the impact of the floods also calls for renewed engagement with the country in terms of disaster preparedness and risk reduction as well as mainstreaming human recovery needs in existing development programmes.

Recommendations


There are three main sets of recommendations that we would like to put forward: first related to the functioning of the UN system in Middle-Income Country (MIC), second regarding the support to UN reform at the country level, and finally concerning humanitarian response mechanisms.

The UNCT would like to reiterate the recommendations made last year with regard to enabling the UN system to effectively engage in MICs, namely:

  1. Provide a clear definition of the policy advisory role the UN should play in a MIC to enhance understanding and develop a common approach;
  2. Clarify how to access and apply the respective comparative competencies and knowledge of UN agencies to UN member states ;
  3. Develop alternative programming tools for UN operations in MICs.  Consideration could be given to the use of broad Memoranda of Understanding with relevant partners at the country level to define the scope of the UN/national counterpart(s) partnerships in terms of knowledge management and experience sharing.  This will also need to consider how resource mobilization and UN accountability for results could be retained if traditional projects/ results frameworks are no longer used.

All of the above are still considered relevant and worth addressing. 

The UNCT would also like to express sincere concern about the latest developments affecting support to the RC system.  While the financial crunch is obviously taking a heavy toll on the whole system, it is not clear how this will affect the overall UN reform agenda.  In particular, concern is raised with regard to DOCO’s decisions to first cut the already allocated coordination budget during the course of 2011 and, secondly, to use as criteria for allocation of annual funding to countries the cost of one (national) staff and no longer the workplan submitted by the UNCTs.  This not only undermines the importance of a joint planning process, but clearly constrains its implementation.  In this regard, we would like to put forward to UNDG/DOCO the following questions and recommendations:

  1. In parallel with shrinking financial resources will there be a revised strategic approach to UN reform at the country level, revisiting expectations and commitments of UNCT/RCs or are other strategies being designed to effectively support coordination at the country level? E.g. What resources (human and other), services and expertise beyond the cash resources distributed annually are available through UNDOCO to support UN Coordination teams, UN RCs and UNCTs?  
  2. The exception to the allocation criteria indicated above is the attention to crisis countries and UNDAF roll out countries. It would be useful to know if this reflects a strategic prioritization endorsed at the corporate level by the UN system. Furthermore we would recommend exploring how it complements funding strategies for humanitarian coordination in crisis countries.
  3. As this is placing renewed pressure on UNCT cost-sharing practices, we would urge progress in uniform policy at the HQ level.  This situation is particularly urgent and important in MICs where prospects of securing alternative funding for UN coordination are extremely limited.  At present this policy is mixed and restricts the ability to maximize opportunities to raise cost share contributions at the country level.  This is becoming very urgent as agencies’ respective HQs start questioning the practice established here in Thailand.

It should also be noted that, in view of the fact that Support to Resident Coordinator (SRC) funds are now only geared at providing minimum staffing support within the RCO, we have decided to reflect this also in the structure of our coordination budget and reporting systems, i.e. SRC funds will be charged only against staffing.

With regard to the lessons learned during the floods, questions were raised on the relevance of the current humanitarian response architecture to Thailand and other similar contexts, i.e. MICs with significant national capacity and the lack of an official request for international assistance.  Initial reflections indicate that there is a need to review some of the current ‘triggers’ for the activation of the international humanitarian machinery and analyse the pros and cons of an informal activation of clusters.  A specific recommendation regards the enhancement of the implementation of the current tripartite agreement between the UN, World Bank and the European Union for the conduction of Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA).  In Thailand it was conducted under the strong leadership of the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance. It focused mainly on the DALA (Damage And Loss Assessment) side of the assessment and lacked overall government ownership.  It is recommended that clear protocols are established to agree on how to initiate and conduct PDNAs.  This should be a joint decision by the three parties at the country level ensuring a whole-of the-government approach.  Furthermore, on the UN side an entity should be identified to be the repository of the methodology, practices, and agreements across the system on how to complement the DALA with an assessment of the human recovery needs (HRNA) and should provide backstopping and surge capacity to the RCO in this regard.




   2011 Results and Use of Funds

2011 Results and Use of Funds
Part One: Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (Results 2011)
Key Result Area Outcome Name Indicate Total Budget Per Outcome Provide an indicative budget delivery amount per outcome in 2011.    Comments
UNDAFOutcome 1Access to Quality Social Services and Protection$53,815,000.00$7,516,166.00 
UNDAFOutcome 2Decentralization and Provincial/Local Governance$11,640,000.00$2,711,900.00 
UNDAFOutcome 3Increased Access to Comprehensive HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Services$18,280,000.00$1,769,263.00 
UNDAFOutcome 4Environment and Natural Resources Management$21,290,000.00$2,275,451.00 
UNDAFOutcome 5Global Partnership for Development$4,485,000.00$1,180,658.00 
PART 1 TOTAL $109,510,000.00 $15,453,438.00
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/MD and MDGs plan
UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

       
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * Policy advocacy on importance of monitoring MDGs at the provincial level and advice on achieving MDGs/MDGs-plus goals in Thailand

Improved monitoring mechanisms at sub-national level

"National Seminar: Is political equality a reality for women?" to explore options for increasing political participation of women in Thailand towards the achievement of MDG Goal 3

$10,000.00 $10,000.00

       
UN support to capacity development strategies

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

       
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 N/A

       
UN support to aid coordination/management

       
Other

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

       
Preparation of Country Analysis/UNDAF/UNDAF Action Plan A new UNPAF and UNPAF Action Plan for selected Joint Partnerships

1. UNPAF document signed with MFA 2. UNPAF Action Plan signed with concerned line ministries

1) UNPAF Document aligned with 11th NESD Plan was signed on 27 April 2011 2) UNPAF Action Plan developed with concerned line ministries and submitted to MFA for cabinet approval

       
Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (inputs provided by theme group chairs) Information and analysis on migration in Thailand

Publication of the 2nd migration report widely disseminated

Launch of the 2nd migration report on 18 October and disseminated

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * Oversight and monitoring of UNPAF implementation designed

1. Set up of oversight committee 2. Signed MOU with NESDB on areas of collaboration

1) Tripartite Committee comprised of MFA, NESDB and UNCT to oversee the UNPAF implementation set up 2) MOU with NESDB endorsed by cabinet on 3 May 2011 waiting signature with new RC

$30,000.00 $32,478.05

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation/SOF

       
Joint planning initiatives with UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding, political and humanitarian actors (e.g. UNDAF plus, Integrated Strategic Framework) .

       
Other

       
Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes *

       
M&E of Joint Programmes 1. Livelihoods of selected communities in Mae Hong Son enhanced 2. Contributed to the capacity identification of agencies and development of follow-up capacity-building programmes related to Domestic Violence Act

1. Implementation of the workplan of JP in Mae Hong Son at selected sites 2. Two studies on capacity identification completed

1) Villagers in seven target communities having (i) improved access to health and social services – e.g. community health workers trained/stationed in remote villages; empowered senior citizens; improved child nutrition through school lunch/gardening activities, ii) new skills and knowledge for increased income generation opportunities – e.g. increased agriculture production including livestock; production of value-added products; One Tambon One Mechanic, and iii) improved access to electricity through renewable energy and decreased deforestation. 2) Progress on UNCT Joint Programme “ Every Home a Safe Home: Supporting Thailand Towards Effective Implementation of Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Act BE 2550 (2007).” (1) The study on the multi-stakeholders mechanism is at the final stage of completion; (2) The operating guidelines for responsible agencies in the DV law, with reference to other related legislations and regulations, is finalized and awaits approval from the Inter-Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Prevention and Solution of Domestic Violence; (3) The mapping and in-depth analysis of the training modules is completed and the development of the training modules on GVB and DV law is in process (4) Recommendations for the campaign, based on the study on perception on DV in the two pilot sites are complete; (5) Study on VAW indicators is complete; (6) The UN participating agencies and the Ministries have started contacting the 2 selected pilot provinces-- Phang Nga and Bangkok in preparation for pilot implementation in 2012.

$5,000.00 $1,245.90 $5,000.00 $2,668.02

       
Other

The joint team on AIDS met regularly; a new joint programme of support was developed which is fully aligned to Thailand’s new National Strategy on HIV; a joint programme on AIDS rights was developed and is in implementation.

       
HACT
Status of HACT implementation/compliance7 in the country *

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT Information on HACT related activities systematised and available for UNCT use

Joint database and intranet on HACT functioning

Information on HACT uploaded on the intranet

       
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.) Development of gender scorecards and engendering the UNPAF

Gender issues mainstreamed into new UNPAF

1) The current UNPAF (2012-2016) has a ‘Gender Thematic Collaboration’ as a gender mainstreaming mechanism. 2) The current UNPAF (2012-2016) has concrete gender equality outcome and outputs under the Joint Partnership on Human Rights and Access to Justice. 3) Strong partnership with the National Women’s Machinery (the Office of Women’s Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security) throughout the process of preparation and finalization of the UNPAF 2012-2016 and strong commitment from NWM to participate in gender mainstreaming of the UNPAF.

$5,000.00

       
Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality. Gender issues an integral part of the Joint Partnership on Human Rights & Access to Justice

Specific outputs designed to address gender equality

       
Other

       
HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 1. Joint Team's workplan reviewed and aligned to national priorities and the UNAIDS outcome framework 2. Joint initatives identified, planned and implemented

Characteristices of Joint programme on AIDS and number of joint programmes implemented and supported by UN Joint Team on HIV/AIDS

The joint team on AIDS met regularly; a new joint programme of support was developed which is fully aligned to Thailand’s new National Strategy on HIV; a joint programme on AIDS rights was developed and is in implementation.

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1)Effective use of strategic information system for HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Thailand 2) Draft new national strategic plan addressing key national priorities

1. National monitoring and evaluation plan disseminated and used 2. Completion of draft national AIDS plan

Both, the national M&E plan and the new National Strategy on HIV 2012-2016 are finalized and the joint team on AIDS provided both financial and technical support. Moreover, the joint team also actively supported the national evaluation agenda as evidence base for the new national strategy

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * 1. Re-establishment of Team to effectively organise the UN Cares training 2. All UN personnel are able to make informed decisions to protect themselves and their families from HIV and to promote a work environment free of stigma and discrimination through the implementation of the 10 UN Cares Minimum Standards

1. Number of UN personnel completed UN Cares training 2. Number of training sessions held for Human Resources and Operations personnel on "confidentiality"

UN cares implemented a campaign addressing stigma and discrimination at the UN workplace, and organized a series of events around World AIDS Day.

Interactions with the OMT at country level provided opportunities to address confidentiality and to discuss the 10 minimum standards of UN cares in the UN.

       
Other 1. Number of UN personnel completed UN Cares training 2. Number of training sessions held for Human Resources and Operations personnel on "confidentiality"

Characteristices of HIV and AIDS in local development plan and number of local development plan that bought in HIV and AIDS element.

The joint team facilitated several meetings between the ministry of interior, the NESDB and the MoH on allocation of local resources to HIV prevention. Decentralization also became a major strategy in Thailand’s new national strategy, and a sub-committee on decentralization was established under the National AIDS committee.

$2,500.00 $2,500.00

       
Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach Capacity of RCO staff and UNCT enhanced on programming tools, HRBA

1. UNCT members and RCA staff to participate in learning about Human Rights Based Approach Workshop 2.UNCT UPR Joint Submission

1) UNCT joint submission to UPR 2) UNCT assisted the government in two mock sessions for the UPR and the CRC 3) Joint Partnership on Human Rights and Access to Justice developed under the new UNPAF 2012-2016

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems

$5,000.00 $291.33

       
Other

       
Common Services and Premises
Status of initiatives to increase collaboration and cost-effectiveness of UN business operations in support of programme delivery (common services and premises) 1. Develop the online staff directory 2. Support implementation of UNPAF through joint/streamlined operations 3. Explore opportunities for other common services development, such as 'greening of the UN,' car pooling, and tele/video conferencing.

1. Staff directory online 2. Sub-group on UNPAF established and regularly met 3. Two new common services implemented

1) Common induction for staff 2) Reactivation of GS roster 3) Development of online staff directory 4) Upgrade of UN Intranet and roll-out of staff directory within 5) New LTAs for hotels and conference services 6) Operational guidance and support to 2011 floods 7) Renewed commitment to common learning and re-profiling of common learning assistant

$5,000.00 $5,000.00

       
Other (specify)

       
Other (specify)
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 2: Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief
Preparedness
Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors 1. UN/IO cluster leads, members and RTG fully aware of Thailand Contingency Plan to be updated twice a year. 2. Plan revised to reflect lessons learned from the simulation. 3.UN staff familiar with updated UN pandemic plan and response. Lessons learned on H1N1 reflected in the revised plan.

1. Inter-Agency Contingency Plan for Thailand finalised and shared with RTG 2. Simulation exercise to test the Plan 3. Pandemic plan updated and shared with HOAs

1) Pandemic contingency plan revised, made coherent with the UN security plan, and shared with the HCT 2) Simulation exercise conducted in May 2011 to test the revised IACP 3) HCT convened and clusters informally activated to coordinate flood response 4) Supported function of HC, including information management, intranet and teamwork webpages, routine sit reps, 4Ws, response capacity mapping, tracking 5) Joint press release issued on the UN support to the floods 6) Two Emergency Cash Grants secured to purchase relief items for affected persons and migrant populations 7) Clusters (including UN agencies) provided support to the response efforts, including technical support, cash grants, and supplies/equipment.

$7,000.00 $3,273.05

       
Relief
Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

HCT convened and clusters informally activated to coordinate floods response

       
Development of a response plan

       
Coordination of humanitarian operations

Coordinated humanitarian response operations to support national relief efforts

       
Advocy

1) Intranet and teamwork page on flooding situation created 2) Joint press release issued on the UN support to the floods 3) Advocated for the inclusion of vulnerable groups in the relief efforts, especially migrants, and for addressing their specific needs and vulnerabilities

       
Resource mobilization

1) Two requests for the use of Emergency Cash Grant to purchase relief items for affected persons and migrant populations 2) Cluster leads and other UN agencies also mobilized additional funds to support the relief efforts

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 3: UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications
Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1. Three to four DCS organised (on implications of demographic changes, quality education, migrant's access to health services, climate change on adaptation and mitigation) 2. UNCT website and intranet re-wamped and updated 3.Explore opportunities for joint advocacy such as 2010 population census, road safety, food security, ICT, gender quota system, MDGs at provincial level, decentralization, etc.

1. Policy recommendations arise from DCS 2. Better public awareness of UN joint work and impact in the country.

1) DCS on quality learning in Thailand was organized and its receommendations were shared with the PM 2) UNCT website and intranet re-wamped to include new features on interactive calendar, UN staff directory

$40,000.00 $17,926.18 $20,000.00 $412.29

       
Other (specify)

       
Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy
Development/implementation of RM strategy

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 4: Security Management
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

       
Up to date security plan Security Plan completed

Security Plan approved and circulated to agencies

Security Plan approved in May 2011

       
Security Management Team 1. Training for SMT members on responsibility and accountability under the SMS, SLS and TRIP system; 2. Signed off updated MOSS for Thailand; 3. SRA for Thailand endorsed by SMT; 4. Security Plan for Thailand approved and endorsed; 5. SOP for Agency-Based Wardens endorsed; 6. Training for Agency-Based Warden-Principal and Deputy; 7. Structured Threat Assessment (SLA) approved by SMT; 8. Upgrade of the ECS-SMS System; 9. Thailand Relocation/Evacuation Plan completed; 10. Emergency Medical Evacuation Plan completed; 11. Coordinated Table top exercise and Drill exercise with agencies; 12. Enhanced support to UN organizations with field offices.

1. Training session conducted, SRA approved by New York; 2. MOSS submitted and approved by New York, Security Plan submitted and approved by NY; 3. SOP for Agency Based Warden signed by DO; 4. SMT members review SLA for Thailand; 5. ECS-SMS upgraded; 6. Training for Wardens conducted; 7. SLA for Thailand conducted; 8. Relocation/Evacuation approved and circulated to agencies; 9. Emergency Medical Approved; 10. No. of drill exercise conducted; 11. No. of field trips conducted to support agencies work

1) Did not achieved; 2) MOSS review and approved by SMT members-approved by DSS NY; 3) SOP approved; 4) SMT members approved SLA; 5) ECS -SMS phase 1 upgrading completed; 6) Wardens and SFP trained; 7-9) Approved in CSP; 10) 6 evacuation drills conducted outside UNESCAP and 2 in UNESCAP; 11) 8 field trips conducted

       
Implementation of security training for staff 1. Training on security management for SPF; 2. Outsource training identified to enhanced SPF competence

1. Two planned sessions by DSS; 2. No. of SFP attended outsource training workshop; 3. No. of UN staff trained; 4. No. of Warden trained

1) - 2) 31 SFP attended outsource training workshop; 3) 79 of UN Staff trained; 4) 30 wardens trained; 5) 16 ASCs trained

       
Other 1) Update security briefing and travel advisory 2) All Security Plans updated during the year

1. No. of security briefings conducted 2. Travel advisory updated

1) 31 briefings for new staff conducted for over 465 staff 2) Travel advisory updated 4 times for the year 3) Seven security plans updated during the year

       
Result Area 5: 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 N/A

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 6: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing Fully functioning RC Office providing coordination and substantive support to UNCT/RC: 1. Administrative Assistant 2. National Officer - Coordination Analyst 3. Coordination Specialist/Unit Manager (international) 4. National communication analyst

1. UNCT/Inter-agency coordination mechanisms effectively supported 2. Programmatic/advocacy /political advice and information provided to RC/UNCT

1) UNCT meetings, ad-hoc meetings, retreat effectively organized and supported in a timely manner 2) Government co-chairs for the Joint teams confirmed 3) Monthly political updates and ad-hoc updates produced 4) RBM support to Joint Teams provided in preparation of Annual Workplans and Action Plans

$172,500.00 $168,299.00 $185,000.00 $129,211.00

       
Materials/Equipment

$3,000.00 $7,129.00

       
Training of UN staff

$2,000.00 $1,694.00

       
Other (specify)

Total amount of SRC funds required indicate request at the beginning of 2011, but actual allocation received at 233,947

       

TOTAL $287,000.00 $232,336.51 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $227,500.00 $132,291.31 $0.00 $0.00



   Joint Programmes

Joint Programmes
Title Theme Linkages to MDGs and UNDAF outcomes Duration (from/to) Fund management Modality Manag. agent Admin. agent National or local partners and donors Total budget Financial contribution
Every Home a Safe Home: Supporting Thailand Towards Effective Implementation of Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Act 2007 Gender UNPAF: Capacity of government and CSO enhanced to advocate for passage and implementation of the Domestic Violence Law

2010 - 2013 Pass-through
UNIFEM UNIFEM Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. Note that OHCHR is also one of the participating agencies.

$999,651.00
UN Trust Fund$0.00
Stigma and Discrimination Prevention and AIDS Right Protection HIV/AIDS MDG 6 and UNPAF: Enabling Environment with better attitudes, policy and practices towards HIV/AIDS and human rights as well as stigma and discrimination

2011 - 2012 Parallel
Pooled
UNDP Foundation for AIDS rights

$147,050.00
UNAIDS (PAF B), UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNICEF$121,600.00
Integrated highland livelihood development in Mae Hong Son Community Development UNPAF: Systems and skills strengthened for enhanced productivity and income of vulnerable groups in underserved areas

2009 - 2012 Parallel
FAO Local Administration at Mae Hong Son, Ministry of Interior

$4,507,110.00
Human Security Trust Fund$0.00



   Coordination Procedures and Practices


         *** no practices or procedures reported ***






   2012 Workplan

UNDAF Outcomes
1. Access to Quality Social Services and Protection
2. Decentralization and Provincial/Local Governance
3. Increased Access to Comprehensive HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Services
4. Environment and Natural Resources Management
5. Global Partnership for Development
2012 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 (WORKPLAN 2012)
A) UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up IADG/MDG initiatives * Implementation of the UNPAF - see below

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to capacity development strategies

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

Other

Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

B) 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 N/A

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to aid coordination/management

Other

C) UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * N/A already aligned

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Preparation of Country Analysis/UNDAF/UNDAF Action Plan

Implementation of UNDAF M&E Framework * Implementation of the UNPAF 12-16 and more specifically deliverables under the AWPs of the 6 joint Teams of the UNPAF Action Plan

Each Joint Team has achieved at least 70% of the deliverables indicated in theirs AWPs

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation/SOF

Other

Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (inputs provided by theme group chairs)

Joint planning initiatives with UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding, political and humanitarian actors (e.g. UNDAF plus, Integrated Strategic Framework).

D) Joint Programmes Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * Livelihoods of selected communities in Mae Hong Son province enhanced with increased production and income generating opportunities, sustainable natural resources management, and improved access to social services including health and education

1 Community groups established and being active with self-help mechanisms and equipped with necessary/improved knowledge and skills 2. Local development plans on income generation developed through participatory methods 3. Number of renewable energy models adopted/sustained, and sustainable natural resources/environmental management implemented at provincial, local government and community levels 4. Improved health and education indices 5. Number of households participating in social services and employed people with social security

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

M&E of Joint Programmes

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

E) HACT Status of HACT implementation/compliance7 in the country * Country continues to be HACT compliant

1. HACT database available online and updated 2. HACT task force meets regularly

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

Other

F) Gender Equality UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.) Increased awareness, knowledge and skills of policy makers, practitioners, gender advocates and NGOs on prevention and response of gender based violence and violence against women within the framework of the SG Unite Campaign

Developed new or improved existing training modules for health services personnel response for the Domestic Violence act implementation

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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

Other

G) HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 1. Joint Team's workplan is endorsed by the UNCT and the government 2. Joint workplan is implemented by the JTA and the UNCT regularly informed about progress

Joint review of the workplan done

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1. The new national strategy is effectively operationalized and monitored

High impact HIV prevention is expanded in the priority provinces of the national strategy

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

HIV/AIDS in the Workplace 1. UN cares team provides sensitization activities for UN staff and ensures the 10 minimum standards

Number of UN personnel completed UN Cares training 

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

H) Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach

Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems Joint implementation of the Partnership on Human Rights and access to justice under the UNPAF 12-16

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

I) Common Services and Premises Status of initiatives to increase collaboration and cost-effectiveness of UN business operations in support of programme delivery (common services and premises) 1. Education grant entitlements 2. LTAs for ICT / telecommunications 3.Business Continuity Plan for the UN

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

J) Other Other

Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief
A) Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors 1. IACP reviewed based on the experience of the cluster informal activation during the 2011 floods 2. SOPs established with the RTG for delivery of int'l assistance in case of large disasters

1. Lessons-learned workshop conducted 2. SOPs drafted 3. Gov't counterparts for each cluster identified

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

B) Relief Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

Other

Development of a response plan

Coordination of humanitarian operations

Advocacy

Resource mobilization

UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
A) Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1. Joint Teams develop advocacy/communication strategy 2. At least two DCS organised 3. National dialogue format designed

1. Joint team identified key common messages 2. emerging policy challenges identified for organisation of joint DCSs 3. policy recommendations arising from DCS discussed with gov't 4. One national dialogue organised on Rio +20

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

B) Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy 1. Coordination budget partially cost-shared in a transparent and fair manner across UNCT members 2. Partnership with private sector to support implementation of Joint Partnerships 3. Gov't engaged to cost-share implementation of the UNPAF

1. Criteria for allocation of UNCT contributions to coordination budget defined and agreed upon 2.outreach to private sector organised 3. Discussion undertaken at JT's level for joint implementation of workplan with gov't counterparts

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

Security Management (WORKPLAN 2012)
A) 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

Up to date security plan (1) Security Plan completed (2) All security plans updated during the year

(1) Updated security plan approved and circulated to agencies (2) No. of Plans updated

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Security Management Team (1) Training for SMT members on responsibility and accountability under SMS, SLS and TRIP system (2) Signed off updated MOSS for Thailand; (3) SRA for Thailand endorsed by SMT (4) Security Plan for Thailand approved and endorsed (5) Training for agency-based Warden-Principal and Deputy (6) Structured threat assessment (SLA) approved by SMT (7) Upgrade of the ECS-SMS system (8) Thailand relocation/evacuation plan update to with the country operational plan (9) mass causality incident pland developed and tested (10) Completion of the country MORSS (11) Coordinated table top exercise and drill exercise with agencies (12) Enhanced support to UN organizations with field offices

(1). No. of Training sessions conducted (2) Updated SRA approved by SMT and New York (3) MOSS submitted and approved by New York (4) Updated Security Plan submitted and approved by NY (5) SMT members review SLA for Thailand (6) ECS-SMS upgraded (7) Training for wardens conducated (8) Updated SLA for Thailand conducted (9) Operations Plan developed for agencies (10) Mass causality incident plan developed and tested (11) No. of drill exercise conducted (12) No. of field trips conducted to support agencies work

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of security training for staff (1) Training on security management for SPF (2) outsource training identified to enhanced SFP competence through (SLT team)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (1) Staffing Need for DSS/DRO (2) Update security briefing and travel advisory

(1) Staff required for regional work (2) No. of security briefings conducted and travel advisory updated

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Non-Resident UN Agencies
A) 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 N/A

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

Coordination Capacity of the UNCT
A) Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing

$166,476.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Materials/Equipment

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Training of UN staff

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other


TOTAL $176,476.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00