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Overview

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have established a Joint Programme in The Republic of Serbia entitled "Strengthening Capacity for Inclusive Local Development (SCILD) in South Serbia" using a pass-through funding modality. The Joint Programme is designed to promote socially cohesive and inclusive development in the region through:

  • Enhancing community cohesion and human capital;
  • Improving provision and equitable access to public services;
  • Strengthening economic development; and
  • Improving migration management.

The Strengthening Capacity for Inclusive Local Development Joint Programme encompasses:

  • The region of South Serbia including 13 municipalities in Jablanica and Pcinja districts, which hold large ethnic minority population (Albanian, Roma, or IDPs) affected by recent conflict, and suffering from disparities between communities and regions;
  • A duration of over two years, from 20 May 2010 to 30 September 2012 with a total budget of USD 8.8 million;
  • Partnerships with the Government of Serbia, 13 municipal governments, the Coordination Body for South Serbia, civil society organisations, and the Centres forSocial Work.

The SCILD 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 SCILD Joint Programme targets selected region and communities in South Serbia, and designed to reduce the disparities that currently exist between Jablanica and Pcinja districts and the other regions of Serbia. The Joint Programme intends to support national and sub-national institutional capacities to generate an enabling environment in which South Serbia can drive its own development and contribute to Serbian development as an active regional partner. 

The four main outcomes of the SCILD Joint Programme are:

  • Outcome 1: Community Cohesion and Human Capital - Communities in South Serbia are stronger, more integrated, and better able to reduce inter-ethnic tensions and conflict risk;
  • Outcome 2: Public Services - More equitable and improved access to public services and welfare benefits (including basic registration documentation, health and education);
  • Outcome 3: Economic Development - Increased overall economic prosperity of the region, and reduced discrepancies in wealth and employment between ethnic groups, and with other parts of the country; 
  • Outcome 4: Migration Management - Migrants from the region fully participate in the social and economic life of the region and thereby contribute to the development of their wider communities and Serbia's EU integration aspirations.

 The commitment of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to the SCILD Joint Programme is aligned to the Strategy for Regional Development (2007-2012), the Poverty Reduction Strategy, the National Strategy for Economic Development (2006-2012), and other national strategies and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) priorities that envisage the promotion of social inclusion.

Governance

The SCILD Joint Programme in South Serbia is implemented jointly by the  International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), using a pass-through funding modality. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations, which manage their respective components of the Joint Programme.

Programme Steering Committee

Progremme Steering Committee, consists of the UN Resident Coordinator, Government representatives (Ministries), Ombudsperson, Coordination Body, Refugee Secretariat, Donor representatives, and UN organizations, ensures that the Joint Programme outcomes are achieved. The Steering Committee approves annual work plans, reports, and monitoring and evaluation plans. The Programme Manager, Deputy Programme Manager, and a team of support staff will support the programme management and implementation. The Programme Manager will report to the Programme Steering Committee. 

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 SCILD Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donor(s) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organisations.

Decision Making

The Programme Steering Committee discusses and approves work plans and budgets as well as any substantive or financial issues pertaining to implementation of the SCILD Joint Programme. The Committee also approves any changes during programme implementation. The members assume responsibility for performing joint monitoring of SCILD Joint Programme activities. Decisions are made by consensus. Members provide regular feedback on its implementation and propose any necessary corrective actions to resolve problems, ensure accountability, and make recommendations.

The Administrative Agent [Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)] for the SCILD 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.

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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 5,710,259  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 37,857  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 7,245  
Refunds by Administrative Agent to Contributors - 60,861  
Total source of funds   5,694,500
Transferred to Participating Organizations 5,692,394  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 55,087  
Administrative Agent Fee + 57,103  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 90  
Total use of funds   - 5,694,500
Balance with Administrative Agent   0
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 5,692,394  
Total resources   5,692,394
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 5,637,307  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 55,087  
Total expenses   - 5,692,394
Balance with Participating Organizations   0
As a percentage of transfers   0.0%
Total Balance of Funds   0
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
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