Joint Programme Factsheet
Tools for » Women's Empowerment and Resilient Inclusive Communities in Rakhine in Myanmar
In Focus

Fund Dates

  • Start Date:1 January 2019
  • End Date:31 March 2022

Key Documents 

JP Myanmar Women Empowerment - Standard Adminstrative Agreement 

JP Myanmar Women Empowerment - Standard Memorandum Of Understanding 

JP Myanmar Women Empowerment - Programme Document 

About

Overview

“Women's Empowerment and Resilient Inclusive Communities in Rakhine” (2019-2022) will be implemented by UNDP and UN Women.

The joint programme (JP) responds to four development needs: 1.Ensuring that township planning and service-delivery in Rakhine State are more democratic, effective and inclusive and therefore better meet the needs of all; 2. Improving the capabilities of institutions and people to realize human rights, achieve gender equality, and render justice; 3. Strengthening capabilities of institutions and communities for gender-sensitive social cohesion; and 4. Addressing the differential impacts of poverty, exclusion and violence on women and strengthen their agency and leadership.

The area-based JP will support the Government of Myanmar and the people living in Rakhine State to address key causes of underdevelopment, of marginalization, and of the communal tensions and conflict experienced during the last years. It will address the acute exclusion of women as a development and human rights imperative and a pathway to realize peace and stability and build resilient communities.

The JP is anchored in the Myanmar United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2018-2022, contributing to its outcomes on People and on Peace.

UNDP will contribute to ensure that community priorities and needs are better met through inclusive and responsive service delivery, improved access to justice, and increased local development opportunities that promote social cohesion for men and women. UN Women will work towards empowering women to engage in, contribute to, and benefit from community resilience, and inclusive growth and development in Rakhine State.

 

Assistance Strategy

The JP is aligned with the UNCT’s Framework for UN Support to Rakhine State, which is updated annually to support inclusive human development and address essential humanitarian needs in an environment of progressive respect for human rights and dignity.

The JP answers the call of the Rakhine Advisory Commission (RAC) Report in addressing Rakhine State’s development needs and is aligned with the government’s Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP), notably contributing to its Goal 1 “Peace, National Reconciliation, Security and Good Governance”. UNDP’s interventions will respond to the recommendations of the RAC on economic and social development, community participation and representation, inter-community cohesion and access to justice. UN Women will address gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment to support RAC recommendations.

With the ultimate goal of empowering women and promoting resilient and inclusive communities in Rakhine, the project will contribute to the realization of two outcomes: 1. Community priorities and needs are better met through inclusive and responsive service delivery, improved access to justice, and increased local development opportunities that promote social cohesion for men and women; and 2. Women are empowered to engage in, contribute to, and benefit from community resilience, and inclusive growth and development in Rakhine State.

 

Governance

A Steering Committee (SC) will provide strategic direction and guidance to ensure that objectives are met, progress is achieved against targets, and risks and issues are adequately addressed through management actions. The SC is composed of the UN Resident Coordinator in the role of Senior Executive, UNDP Resident Representative, UN Women Country Representative, the Rakhine State Government in the role of Senior Beneficiary, and Donors in the role of Senior Supplier(s). The SC will meet biannually and as additionally needed.

Both UNDP Country Office and UN Women Project Office in Myanmar will provide programmatic assurance (with oversight and management from the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific with respect to UN Women), in support of the SC, ensuring that the JP remains relevant and meets quality standards, that appropriate project management milestones are managed and completed, and that the project is implemented in compliance with corporate and government rules and regulations.

Administrative Agent

Funding for the Joint Programme/Multi Donor Trust Fund utilizes a pass-through funding mechanism. Under this modality, Participating UN Organizations agree to channel funds for the Joint Programme through the Administrative Agent. The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the UNDP serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organizations  and Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donor(s), as well as for the receipt, administration, and management of contributions from donors; disbursement of funds to the Participating UN Organizations; and consolidation of financial reports produced by each of the Participating UN Organizations and Participating Non-UN Organizations and provision of these reports to the Steering Committee for onward submission to the donor(s).

 

Decision-Making

Decision-making is done through consensus of the members of the SC.

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
Contributions from Donors 3,758,551  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 0  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   3,758,551
Transferred to Participating Organizations 3,720,965  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 37,586  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 0  
Total use of funds   3,758,551
Balance with Administrative Agent   0
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 3,720,965  
Total resources   3,720,965
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 519,534  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     519,534
Balance with Participating Organizations   3,201,431
As a percentage of transfers   86.0%
Total Balance of Funds   3,201,432
As a percentage of deposits   85.2%
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Contacts

For Programmatic Issues 

  • Mr. Peter Batchelor, UNDP Myanmar Resident Representative, peter.batchelor@undp.org
  • Ms. Dawn Del Rio, Deputy Country Director, UNDP Myanmar, dawn.del.rio@undp.org
  • Ms. Maria Noel Vaeza, Director of Programme Division, UNWOMEN, mn.vaeza@unwomen.org
  • Smriti Aryal, Head of the Office, a.i., UN Women Myanmar, smriti.aryal@unwomen.org

 For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

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