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In Focus


 Healthier Kosovo (HK) 2 is a joint UN project between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and World Health Organization (WHO). HK2 strives to reduce environment-related disease burden on Kosovo population’s health and support the transition to a more resilient society in the face of environmental health threats, including air pollution, COVID-19-related waste in health facilities, and climate change impacts on health. The concept is rooted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework priority area 3 and in the WHO Manifesto for a Healthy Recovery from COVID-19. On the one hand, the project aims to provide technical assistance and capacity development to the institutions responsible for environment and health issues - thereby accelerating the implementation of legal and institutional framework. On another hand, the project will also continue to work with the public and local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to raise awareness and develop their capacities in channelling their concerns into policies and support them in addressing such concerns with innovative solutions. UNDP, as a convening agent, shall be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the project, primarily about the responsibility for the achievement of the outputs and the stated outcome. WHO will use it internal expertise and implementation power to implement activities as stipulated in this project document. Project Starts on Aug 1, 2021 and ends on July 31 2023 with estimated total JP budget: 1,666,285 USD

Assistance Strategy 
 HK2 supports the implementation of the Kosovo NDS 2016-2021, where special focus is put on sustainable development with low environmental impact. Furthermore, the project is aligned with the new draft NDS, where for the first time environment is an entire pillar of the strategy. By 2025, women and men in Kosovo, particularly youth and vulnerable groups, have increased access to decent work and benefit from sustainable and inclusive economic development that is more resilient to impacts of climate change, disasters and emergencies. The outcome will be achieved through two project outputs:
  • Output 1: Exposure to air pollution and climate-related health threats is reduced through improved institutional capacities and public awareness.
  • Output 2: Health threats from medical waste reduced through updated waste management protocols, safe waste collection and segregation and improved capacities of relevant institutions and Health Care Workers (HCW)


 At the strategic level, the JP will be governed by the Project Steering Committee (PSC) that shall provide overall guidance and strategic direction. The PSC will consist of the Development Coordinator’s Office, the participating UN organizations (PUNOs) – UNDP with UNV and WHO – as well as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy and Environment, and the donor, namely the Government of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Other stakeholders, particularly key beneficiaries/partners will have an opportunity to partake in meetings as agreed between PSC members. The PSC shall be co-chaired by the Development Coordinator and high-level representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Environment and the Ministry of Health.

At the implementation level, UNDP with UNV and WHO are responsible for the management of both individual and joint activities (where applicable) within their respective frameworks. UNDP, as a convening agent, shall be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the project, primarily about the responsibility for the achievement of the outputs and the stated outcome. UNDP will delegate managerial duties for the day-to-day running of its components to the Project Coordinator, and to ensure a coherence of the implementation of activities with WHO. UNDP shall be responsible for convening partnerships and implementing activities in areas of responsibility, in cooperation and coordination with WHO, and collection of inputs, narrative and financial, to prepare and submit regular reports.

Administrative Agent  

Funding for the Joint Programme 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).


The PSC shall be responsible for taking consensus-based management decisions for the project when guidance is required by the Project Coordinator, including recommendation for approval of project revisions if so required. Project reviews by the PSC shall be taken at designated decision points during the implementation of the project, or as necessary when raised by the Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator shall consult the PSC when tolerances (i.e. constraints normally in terms of time and budget) have been exceeded.

The PSC will meet every 6 months or more often if deemed necessary. The PSC will monitor progress, decide on strategic decisions to ensure continued coherence between implementation, goals and objectives, decide on annual work plans, potential revision of annual plans and budgets.







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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 506,231  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 0  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   506,231
Transferred to Participating Organizations 501,169  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 5,062  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 0  
Total use of funds   506,231
Balance with Administrative Agent   0
As a percentage of deposits   0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 501,169  
Total resources   501,169
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 13,530  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     13,530
Balance with Participating Organizations   487,639
As a percentage of transfers   97.3%
Total Balance of Funds   487,639
As a percentage of deposits   96.3%
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