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Start date: January 2016

End date: December 2018

 

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

 

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Summary of the Action

The three-year joint programme “Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen” (ERRY) will be implemented by FAO, ILO, UNDP and WFP in four governorates: Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj and Abyan.

The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the resilience[1] and self-reliance of crisis-affected rural communities through support to livelihoods stabilisation and recovery, local governance and improved access to sustainable energy.

ERRY will achieve two outcomes:

Outcome 1: Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion.

Outcome 2: Institutions are responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identified needs.

Within its three year timeframe, the following results will be achieved:

  • Output 1.1: Community livelihoods and productive assets are improved to strengthen resilience and economic self-reliance
  • Output 1.2: Communities benefit from improved and more sustainable livelihoods opportunities through better access to solar energy
  • Output 1.3: Informal networks promote social cohesion through community dialogue and delivery of services
  • Output 2.1: Functions, financing and capacity of local authorities enabled to deliver improved basic services and respond to public priorities
  • Output 2.2: Increased capacity of local actors and strengthened partnership of private sector to enhance collective actions, aid delivery and economic recovery

Target groups will focus on the most vulnerable such as women, the unemployed, youth, the Muhamasheen, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed host communities, using inclusive, participatory and conflict-sensitive tools to mobilise and involve them in the proposed activities. Active partnerships with local authorities, the private sector, communities, the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and NGOs will be sought for the successful implementation of the programme.


[1] Resilience is commonly described as the ability of individuals, communities and institutions to better cope with a crisis, shock or stressor.

 

Background

Yemen’s transition has tragically spiraled downwards into a full-scale war with little immediate prospect of warring parties finding a peaceful way out. Yemeni men, women, children, young and old, bear the brunt of casualties and suffering of war. This has led to the collapse of the state, economy and security.

More than half of the 25 million Yemeni population were already below the poverty line before the escalation of the war, with 8 million Yemenis receiving humanitarian assistance. Development and public services had already stalled in the aftermath of the 2011 crisis. Six months into the protracted crisis, humanitarian actors estimate that 80% of Yemen’s population is now in need of assistance to cope[1].

The transition process had largely centered on the political dialogue and Sana’a focused state reforms and humanitarian assistance. The remarkable resilience of the Yemeni population that endured decades of underdevelopment is now being tested to its limits. The prolonged war erodes all remaining coping mechanisms that they have left, plunging them into vulnerability, poverty and insecurity in an unprecedented scale of humanitarian disaster. The need for restoring resilience for survival and foundation building of communities, institutions and peace is urgent and essential as is humanitarian relief and political dialogue to end the war. 

Yemen’s political transition was triggered by Yemeni youth and women demanding democracy and opportunities amidst the wave of Arab Spring demonstrations in 2011. Many events followed starting from the transition agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in November 2011 and ending with the current war. Given the scope of the emergency and the deteriorating situation, the United Nations revised the Humanitarian Response Plan in June, calling for USD 1.6 billion in assistance to target 11.7 million people out of the 21.1 million people in need.


[1] Humanitarian Needs Overview, June 2015.

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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 12,933,930  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 7,104  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 0  
Total source of funds   12,941,033
Transferred to Participating Organizations 12,804,590  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 0  
Administrative Agent Fee + 0  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 22  
Other + 129,339  
Total use of funds   - 12,933,951
Balance with Administrative Agent   7,082
As a percentage of deposits   0.1%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transferred to Participating Organizations 12,804,590  
Total resources   12,804,590
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 1,687,590  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 0  
Total expenses   - 1,687,590
Balance with Participating Organizations   11,117,000
As a percentage of transfers   86.8%
Total Balance of Funds   11,124,082
As a percentage of deposits   86.0%
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Contacts

For Programmatic Issues

Ms. Mikiko Tanaka, Country Director, UNDP Yemen, E-mail: mikiko.tanaka@undp.org

Mr. Stephen Kinloch Pichat, Deputy Country Director, UNDP Yemen, E-mail: stephen.kinloch-pichat@undp.org

 

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau of Management, United Nations Development Programme; 

       Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator; E-mail: jennifer.topping@undp.org

       Mr. Philippe Grandet, Fund Portfolio Manager; Email: philippe.grandet@undp.org

       Mr. Sean Chen, Portfolio Associate, E-mail: sean.chen@undp.org

       Ms. Louise Moretta, Chief of Finance, E-mail:louise.moretta@undp.org

       Ms. Jacqueline Carbajal, Finance Associate, Email: jacqueline.carbajal@undp.org

 

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