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Pakistan One Fund - Reports
Pakistan One Fund - Documents
Pakistan became one of eight pilot countries for One UN in 2008. The first One Programme (2008 – 2012) was signed in 2009. A second generation One Programme II (2013 – 2017) continues the One UN reform process. The One Programme encompasses the developments strategies of all the UN agencies operating in Pakistan. Through an extensive prioritization and consultation process coupled with an analysis of the UN’s comparative advantage, six priority areas have been selected for the One Programme II (OPII): Vulnerable and marginalized populations have equitable access and use of quality services; Inclusive economic growth through the development of sustainable livelihoods; Increased national resilience to disasters, crises and external shocks; Strengthened governance and social cohesion; Gender equality and social justice; and Food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable groups.
In addition, OP II reflects the key normative programming principles (human rights based approach, gender equality and environmental sustainability) as well as operational strategies (results-based management and capacity development) that underpin all UN common country programming approaches.
A key component required to support the One UN and the One UN Programme is the Pakistan One Fund. In accordance with the Pakistan One Fund Terms of Reference (revised 6 Dec 2012) and under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, in consultation with the United Nations Country Team, the Pakistan One Fund aims to provide for a coherent and streamlined platform for resources mobilization, fund allocation and reporting of One UN Joint Programmes in Pakistan.
The Pakistan One Fund 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 Pakistan One Fund, in accordance with its revised Terms of Reference, is intended to facilitate and streamline the provision of donor resources to UN Joint Programmes under the One UN Programme as well as to simplify substantive and financial reporting. Indeed, the Pakistan One Fund is major vehicle for resources mobilization from donors to support the unfunded portions of the One UN Programme as well as new initiatives responding to emerging needs within the context of the One UN Programme.
The initiatives to be financed by the Pakistan One Fund are currently grouped around the six strategic priority areas of Vulnerable and marginalized populations have equitable access and use of quality services; Inclusive economic growth through the development of sustainable livelihoods; Increased national resilience to disasters, crises and external shocks; Strengthened governance and social cohesion; Gender equality and social justice; and Food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable groups.
High Level Committee and the Oversight Committee
The High Level Committee (HLC) is responsible for the oversight of the One UN reform process in Pakistan. The HLC has as its subsidiary body the Oversight Committee composed of the Secretary of the Economic Affairs Division (Co-Chair); the UN Resident Coordinator (Co-Chair); and a donor reprehensive. The Oversight Committee is responsible for the monitoring and review of OPII and will also be responsible for steering the Pakistan One Fund. In this respect, the Oversight Committee is responsible to provide oversight to the management of the Pakistan One Fund; take stock of earmarked contributions received; and review and endorse UNCT recommendations on the allocation of unearmarked contributions to the One Programme and its components
The Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Country Team
Chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator, the UNCT is the primary UN forum for strategic programmatic guidance in relation to priority gaps, windows of opportunity to achieve programme results and mobilizing resources for the Pakistan One Fund. After soliciting priority proposals from each SPA and based on the subsequent analysis provided by the Programme Management Team (PMT), the UNCT will make recommendations to the Oversight Committee on the allocation of unearmarked contributions from the Pakistan One Fund.
The overall management of the Pakistan One Fund will be led and coordinated by the UN Resident Coordinator, who, in consultation with the UNCT, will be responsible for: co-chairing the HLC and the Oversight Committee for the allocation of funds for the One Programme and its components in line with the proposals of the UNCT; communicating with Participating UN Organisations on decisions of the HLC and the Oversight Committee, including approved resource allocations. Subject to fund availability, UN RC will instruct the Administrative Agent to transfer the approved fund allocations to Participating UN Organisations and will share Annual Progress Reports prepared by the Administrative Agent and other relevant communications with the HLC, the Oversight Committee, donors and other partners.
The PMT will support the identification of funding gaps within the One Programme II and its components by presenting the UNCT with an updated analysis of the priority outputs facing acute funding shortages. This will inform UNCT decision making when allocating unearmarked funding.The Resident Coordinator’s Office will provide secretariat and other relevant support services to the management and coordination of the Pakistan One Fund, and as per the Pakistan One Fund MOU/SAA, with the approval of the UNCT, the costs of such support may be charged as direct costs to the Pakistan One Fund.
The Administrative Agent
The UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) has been appointed the Administrative Agent of the Pakistan One Fund. Its responsibilities include the receipt, administration and management of contributions from Donors; disbursement of such funds to the Participating UN Organizations in accordance with the instructions from the UN Resident Coordinator, on behalf of the Oversight Committee; the provision of consolidated narrative and financial reports; and the provision of final reporting, including notification that the Fund has been operationally disbursed and utilized.
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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For Policy and Programme Issues
UN Resident Coordinator Office, 4th floor, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardi, Sector: G-5/1 Islamabad, Pakistan, Website:www.un.org.pk
For Fund Administrative Agent Issues
UNDP Pakistan, 4th floor, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardi, Sector: G-5/1 Islamabad, Pakistan, Tel: +92-51-8255610+92-51-8255610 ; Fax: +92-51-2655014; Website: www.undp.org.pk