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Leaders of major political parties met with the male Members of Parliament from Portugal, Poland and Netherlands to discuss women’s political participation in Tbilisi.
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Gender NGOs meeting with Gender Equality Council of the newly elected Parliament.
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Gender Equality Council of the newly elected Parliament of Georgia meeting with UN Country team.
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The ceremony of Launching the Joint Programme.
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Gender Equality Council of the newly elected Parliament of Georgia meeting with UN Country team.
About

Overview

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have established a Joint Programme using a pass-through modality, entitled “Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia”.

This Joint Programme aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through strengthening capacities in the government, civil society and communities.

The Joint Programme consists of three main outcomes:

  • Enhanced women’s political and economic empowerment  
  • Creating an enabling environment to eliminate violence against women, especially domestic violence (DV)
  • Gender Equality advanced by creating enabling environment to realize Sexual and Reproductive Rights of population

The Joint Programme encompasses:

  • Samegrelo and Khakheti regions
  • A duration of three years, from 2011 to 2014; and
  • Partnership with Government and CSOs and also include women’s NGOs.

The Joint Programme is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules. 

 

Assistance Strategy

The Joint Programme directly support further realization of the women’s rights and gender equality commitments undertaken by Georgia at international as well as national levels and upscale results achieved by the country with the support of the international community, including UN agencies, in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment through innovative initiatives. Furthermore, it contributes and responds to United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF’s) stated goals on enhanced protection and promotion of human rights, access to justice and gender equality and of improved access to quality health, education, legal aid, justice and other essential social services. This programme is directly linked to national priorities it closely follows and derives from the aims, objectives and priorities of the draft National Action Plan on Gender Equality (2011-2013).

The programme adopts an integrated approach by simultaneously targeting three interrelated levels:

  • Policy and decision-making level: advocating for the streamlining of national legislation and policies related to gender equality, recommending improvements and supporting an informed dialogue among policy-makers, executives,  women’s rights and gender equality advocates and communities at grassroots level;
  • National and local institutions: enhancing the capacities of national and local governments for planning and implementing gender sensitive policies and actions; 
  • Work with civil society and communities at grassroots level: strengthening their capacity and awareness of the need to address the issue of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

 

Governance

The Support for Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia Joint Programme is implemented jointly by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) using a pass-through modality. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations, which manage their respective components of the Joint Programme.

Steering Committee

The Programme Steering Committee is established to ensure full national ownership, as well as smooth and successful implementation of the Joint Programme. The Steering Committee, co-chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator and the Chair of the Parliamentary Council for Gender Equality, consists of the representatives of senior personnel of all signatories to the Joint Programme document with similar level of decision-making authority, including representatives of the Participating UN Organizations and national coordinating authorities. The Donor will be invited to join the Steering Committee with an observer’s status.

Administrative Agent

The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donors and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organisations.

 

Decision Making

The Steering Committee provides strategic guidance for a coherent and coordinated programme implementation, approve programme annual work plans and fund allocation, as appropriate, review progress against set targets, review and approve the periodic progress reports.

The Administrative Agent (Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)) for the Joint Programme is responsible for the receipt, administration, and management of contributions from donors; disbursement of funds to the Participating UN Organisations; and consolidation of financial reports produced by each of the Participating UN Organisations and Participating Non-UN Organisations, and provision of these reports to the Steering Committee for onward submission to the donors.

Recent Documents

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Deposits 3,958,390  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 8,790  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 0  
Total source of funds   3,967,179
Transferred to Participating Organizations 3,918,778  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 0  
Administrative Agent Fee + 39,584  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 130  
Total use of funds   - 3,958,492
Balance with Administrative Agent   8,688
As a percentage of deposits   0.2%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transferred to Participating Organizations 3,918,778  
Total resources   3,918,778
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 3,043,791  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 0  
Total expenses   - 3,043,791
Balance with Participating Organizations   874,987
As a percentage of transfers   22.3%
Total Balance of Funds   883,675
As a percentage of deposits   22.3%
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Contacts

Administrative Agent Issues in Georgia

 

Administrative Agent Issues in New York

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, Bureau of Management, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990

 

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