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Overview

Following the request by the Government, Tanzania was announced as a UN reform pilot country in January 2007. Through the development of a single framework for the UN's activities in support of the Government's development priorities (in accordance with the Joint Assistance Strategy for Tanzania and with commitment to the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness), members of the United Nations Development Group in Tanzania prepared "The UN Working Together in Tanzania - One UN Programme (2007 - 2008)" which was signed on 10 October 2007.

With One UN leader, One UN programme, One UN budgetary framework and One office, the UN in Tanzania expects to deliver better results that make a difference in the lives of the poor and most vulnerable.

The objective of the Tanzania One UN Fund, under the management and leadership of the Government and the UN Resident Coordinator, is to support the coherent resource mobilization, allocation and disbursement of new donor resources to unfunded elements of the One UN Programme and to support new initiatives responding to emerging needs within the context of the One UN Programme.

The Tanzania One UN 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.

 

Assistance Strategy

The Tanzania One UN Fund will be utilized for the purpose of supporting the unfunded elements of the "The UN Working Together in Tanzania - One UN Programme (2007 - 2008)". Details of the One UN Programme, including the planned activities, estimated budgets and implementation arrangements are provided in the One UN Programme.

The Tanzania One UN Fund intends to facilitate the delivery of outputs planned in the One UN Programme by strengthening the joint planning, coordination and implementation process and channelling funds towards the highest priority needs determined by the Joint Steering Committee based on the agreed criteria and procedures with documented process and rationale for allocations. The objectives of the activities to be financed by the One UN Fund are elaborated in the One UN Programme.

The Tanzania One UN Fund will streamline the management of donor contribution to the One UN Programme and will endeavour the use of Government systems and procedures where possible, aiming to make progress on the UN's commitment to the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

 

Governance

Joint Steering Committee
The Joint Steering Committee, co-Chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and the Resident Coordinator, will provide strategic guidance to the One UN Programme and strategic leadership of the One UN Fund including making decisions on available fund allocation (with documented process and rationale for these decisions) and monitoring of the overall programme implementation and its annual review. It consists of the representatives of the Government, appointed by the Chief Secretary, the representatives of the United Nations Country Management Team ("UNCMT") agreed by the UNCMT members and a representative of Development Partners. The Joint Steering Committee will be responsible for providing strategic guidance to the One UN Programme as well as monitoring and evaluation of overall programme implementation including annual reviews; providing strategic leadership of the One UN Fund on the basis of the One UN Programme; and making decisions on available fund allocation (with documented process and rationale for these decisions) in accordance with the agreed criteria and procedures.

UN Resident Coordinator
The Resident Coordinator co-chairs the Joint Steering Committee and facilitates strategic guidance, leadership and decision of the Joint Steering Committee. He provides strategic guidance to the One UN Programme among the Participating UN Organizations in consultation with the UNCMT and strategic leadership of the Tanzania One UN Fund on the basis of the One UN Programme among Participating UN Organizations in consultation with the UNCMT. Furthermore, he recommends available fund allocation to the Joint Steering Committee based on the agreed recommendation at the UNCMT meeting and provides strategic focus to the consolidated reports, including analysis of progress and lessons to be learned for future programme implementation. He also holds Country Directors/Representatives/Heads of the Participating UN Organizations accountable for programme implementation, utilization of the funds allocated from the One UN Fund and their organization's components of the results achieved, and is accountable for the overall management of the One UN Fund and the utilization of the funds in the One UN Fund Account.

Representatives/Country Directors/Heads of Participating UN Organizations
The Representatives/Country Directors/Heads of Participating UN Organizations are responsible for programme implementation, utilization of the funds allocated from the Tanzania One UN Fund and their organization's components of the results achieved, and for providing relevant reports and statements defined in the MOU to respective Managing Agents and Administrative Agent.

Managing Agent
The Participating UN Organizations appoint one of the Participating UN Organizations as the Managing Agent for each of the Joint Programmes to be responsible for the administration of the funds and for supporting the national partners in the management of the Joint Programme activities set out in the Joint Programme Document. The Managing Agent accepts this appointment and assumes full programmatic accountability for the results of the Joint Programme and financial accountability for the funds disbursed to it by the Administrative Agent. Participating UN Organizations assume financial accountability for the funds disbursed to them by the Administrative Agent on the instruction of Managing Agents and the Resident Coordinator based on the fund allocation decisions of the Joint Steering Committee.

Administrative Agent
The UNDP MPTF Office has been appointed the Administrative Agent of the Tanzania One UN 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 approved Annual Work Plans/Programmatic Documents; and provision of consolidated reports, in accordance with the MOU, on the Tanzania One UN Fund to the Resident Coordinator based on reports of the Participating UN Organizations.

 

Decision-Making Process

Proposal Submission and Eligibility
The eligibility criteria are applied in the first instance by the UN Agencies developing programmes for inclusion into the One Programme. Participating UN Organizations will involve national partners in the development of the programme through Joint Programme Working Groups (JPWGs). The JPWGs assess their own programmes to ensure compliance with criteria (a) and (b) before they are presented to the IAPC for peer review. After revision and on the recommendation of the IAPC, the programmes are presented for approval to the Country Management Team (CMT) and Joint Steering Committee and signed off by the Government of Tanzania.

After CMT approves the programmes (which is already the case for the current pilot One UN Programme), the JPWGs will be tasked to comply with criteria (c) i.e. detailed programme planning. This detailed planning is a critical step to precede the first allocation of resources from the One UN Fund. Effective allocation (and programme implementation) requires a detailed one year plan that is realistic in relation to capacity, sequences activities, assesses risks, determines likely cash-flow and divides responsibilities and resources.

Programmes eligible for funding under the Tanzania One UN Fund must meet the following design criteria:

  1. Substantive: National priorities, ownership and alignment as reflected in the JAST, and specifically:
    • Consistency with Tanzania's national development strategies and relevant sector policies
    • Building sustainable national capacity by:
    • Supporting national partners as lead implementers
    • Using national systems for the implementation, as far as possible, taking into account the nature of the programme. For instance, the way in which programmes heavy on technical assistance utilise national systems may differ from the approach used by programmes using an advocacy strategy.
    • Supporting 'upstream' policy development and planning and linking any local level services delivery or micro project implementation to sustainable upstream objectives
    • Develop clear strategies for addressing cross cutting issues including gender and environment among others
    • Focusing on the comparative advantage of the UN
  2. Capacity: Capacity to deliver the programme, and specifically realistic planning (time frames and outputs) in light of the:
    • Demonstrated capacity of the UN to deliver the (joint) programme (e.g. PUN implementation levels for the previous year)
    • Demonstrated capacity of the national partners to implement the joint programme
  3. Process: Detailed planning for programme implementation:
    • A detailed year one work plan and budget, and year two provisional work plan and budget. The first year work plan should include detailed sequencing of activities, a cash flow plan and clear division of labour among UN Agencies for various activities and outputs. The work plan should include clear performance targets (outputs) that can realistically deliver the programme outcomes. The work plan should be subjected to a risk assessment to identify the obstacles to achieving the set targets. Risk mitigation activities and strategies for sustainability should be identified and costs estimated.

Proposal Review & Approval Process
Programmes that have fully complied with eligibility criteria will qualify for an initial allocation of funds from the Tanzania One UN Fund. The IAPC will constitute an Evaluation Team to assess the programmes and apply the initial allocation criteria. Members of the team will not represent their respective agencies and they will be selected on the basis of their programming skills and experience, from a cross-section of IAPC representatives.

The Evaluation Team will conduct a desk review of all the programmes, receive a presentation from the Managing Agent and make a proposal for allocation of funds after applying the criteria. The Evaluation Team fund allocation proposal will then be shared with the IAPC. Any issue raised by the IAPC will be presented to the CMT by the chair of the IAPC. The CMT will take a final UN position and engage first the Joint Task Force and then the Joint Steering Committee, where the final decision will be made.

The JSC is responsible for the final decision making. Decision making should reflect cross-validation of the application of the criteria. The purpose is to ensure that there is a balance between competing priorities. It will be the JSC to ensure that the final decision is wholly appropriate and that equity and reasonableness are applied

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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.
Total as of
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Deposits 180,846,827  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 1,202,214  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 627,325  
Total source of funds   182,676,366
Transferred to Participating Organizations 185,518,085  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 6,249,197  
Administrative Agent Fee + 1,808,468  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 3,534  
Total use of funds   - 181,080,890
Balance with Administrative Agent   1,595,476
As a percentage of deposits   0.9%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transferred to Participating Organizations 185,518,085  
Total resources   185,518,085
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 142,988,881  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 6,249,197  
Total expenses   - 149,238,079
Balance with Participating Organizations   36,280,007
As a percentage of transfers   19.6%
Total Balance of Funds   37,875,483
As a percentage of deposits   20.9%
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Contacts

For Policy and Programme Issues

United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, 289 Mawenzi Road, Oysterbay, P.O. Box 9182, Dar Salaam - Tanzania; Telephone: +255-22-260-2884; Fax: +255-22-260-2802; Website: http://tz.one.un.org, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UNTanzania

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

United Nations Development Programme, Msimbazi Creek, Kingsway Road/Mafinga Street (Off Kinondoni Road), P.O. Box 9182, Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania; Telephone: +255 22 2199200-209; Fax: +255 22 2668749

  • Mr Victor Kida, Head, Management Support, Telephone: +255 22 219 9353; E-mail: victor.kida@undp.org

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

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