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Lebanon JP - Key Documents
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have established a Joint Programme entitled “Towards Sustainable Solutions for Improved Living Conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon” that is using a pass-through funding modality. The Joint Programme aims to improve the living conditions of the communities living in Palestinian gatherings (including Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps), through enhanced access to basic urban services.
The Lebanon Joint Programme encompasses:
• A duration of three years, from November 2011 to October 2014;
• Partnerships with the Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR), the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), and the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM)
The Lebanon 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.
The proposed Joint Programme will contribute to the achievement of national priorities and international commitments. Firstly, through the UNDAF, the action is aligned with the programmatic area of priority related to socio-economic development and regional disparities. Secondly, the scope of this programme is also aligned with the UN-HABITAT global agenda, in which it focuses on improving access to adequate basic urban services for all as a key means to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Finally, the proposed programme builds also on the lessons learnt from other initiatives that have been carried out by a number of international and national NGOs as well as UN agencies to rehabilitate infrastructure networks in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps.
In the context of this joint initiative, UNDP and UN-HABITAT will work towards the achievements of the following results.
Joint Programme Outcome: Living conditions of the communities living in Palestinian gatherings (including Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps) improved, through enhanced access to basic urban services.
• Joint Programme Output 1: A national framework addressing the living conditions and access to basic urban services in the Palestinian informal gatherings (including Adjacent Areas) developed and implemented
• Joint Programme Output 2: Collaborative mechanisms between Palestinian and Lebanese for improved service delivery strengthened and/or established in selected areas.
• Joint Programme Output 3: Access and management of basic urban services in the Adjacent Areas improved.
• Joint Programme Output 4: Selected municipalities are better equipped to engage in the improvement of living conditions in the Adjacent Areas.
Throughout the planning and implementation of the Joint Programme, particular emphasis will be paid to mainstreaming gender issues within its various key components.
This Joint Programme is the result of the work of UNDP and UN-HABITAT which have joined their efforts and expertise to formulate a comprehensive and integrated strategy.
The programme will be chaired by a Steering Committee, which will provide strategic direction and ensure proper implementation of this initiative. In particular, the Steering Committee will perform the following functions: Provide overall guidance and direction to the Programme; Ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place to guarantee the transparency and accountability as well as the efficiency of the Joint Programme operations; Build consensus around the Programme’s strategies and planned results; Provide advice when substantive changes are needed in the planned outputs, strategies or implementation arrangements; Assess performance, approve the Joint Programme work-plans and budget revisions; Approve the resource allocation; Provide guidance on other issues which may arise during the implementation of the Joint Programme; and Review programme performance against the intended results, i.e. outcome and outputs.
The Steering Committee will be chaired by the Resident Coordinator and co-chaired by Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR), and will include representatives from the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) as key members, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM), UNDP, UN-HABITAT, UNRWA, as well as donors engaged in supporting this initiative (e.g. SDC).
UNDP will assume to role of the Lead Agency and will be responsible of coordinating with donors, government counterparts and other partners in order to ensure effective implementation of the programme, avoiding duplication with others working in the selected areas, and capturing lessons learnt from the programme. A designated focal point from the UNDP Crisis Prevention and Recovery Programme will be chairing the Programme Coordination Unit that will include three other representatives, the HABITAT Programme Manager (HPM), the Project Manager of the Joint Programme (UNDP) and a selected Project Officer (UN-HABITAT).
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.
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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