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The International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM)United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) have established a Joint Programme entitled "GRZ-UN Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence”  using a pass-through and parallel funding modality. The Joint Programme aims to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), with particular focus on the recommendations on violence against women that are contained in the July 2011 CEDAW concluding observations and the recommendations of the Special Rapportuer on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences, and to support institutional transformation to facilitate the implementation of the Anti- Gender Based Violence Act 2011 of Zambia.

The Joint Programme is guided by  Zambia’s Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) 2011-2015, which recognizes gender as a cross-cutting issue, and in this regard outlines three objectives for the gender sector, namely: (i) to develop gender-responsive policies and legal framework; (ii) to enhance capacity of women to participate in development: and (iii) to strengthen institutional capacities for effective gender mainstreaming. The Ministry of Gender and Child Development will have the overall responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the Joint Programme outcomes, supported by the lead UN Agency for each outcome. The identified line ministries will lead the implementation of the outcomes, although they may delegate the responsibility of implementing some of the activities to other line ministries or civil society organizations, again with support from relevant UN Agencies.

The GRZ-UN Joint Programme on GBV 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 goal of the Joint GRZ- UN Programme Gender based Violence is to contribute to the reduction of Gender Based Violence in Zambia.

The Primary objective is to establish an integrated and multi-sectoral mechanism for the implementation of the Anti-GBV Activities. The Joint Programme aims to: increase the health sector’s involvement in addressing GBV in Zambia; establish appropriate justice/legal systems to effectively implement the Anti GBV Activities; scale up social protection systems for prevention and management of GBV, including integrated approaches to economic empowerment of GBV survivors; and establish an effective coordination mechanism for an integrated GBV response in Zambia.

The Joint GRZ-UN Programme outcomes are as follows:

 Outcome 1: GBV survivors have increased access to timely and appropriate health services;

 Outcome 2: GBV survivors have increased access to an efficient justice delivery system;

 Outcome 3: GBV survivors have increased access to protection and support services; and

 Outcome 4: Ministry of Gender and Child Development has coordinated an effective, evidence-based and multi-sectoral response to GBV in Zambia.

The commitment of the ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO to the Joint GRZ-UN Programme on GBV is reflected in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). More specifically Outcome 5.2: Reduced legal and cultural barriers to gender equality by 2015. The GRZ-UN Joint Programme on GBV is the main vehicle for achieving this outcome.



The overall responsibility for managing and coordinating the JP-GBV rests with the Permanent Secretary of the Gender and Child Development Division (GCDD).  A Programme Steering Committee will provide supervisory and technical guidance for effective implementation of the Joint Programme. It will be chaired by the GCDD Permanent Secretary and have representation of Permanent Secretaries from all implementing line ministries, the UN Resident Coordinator and an NGO representative.

A Programme Implementation Committee (PIC) will be established and chaired by the Director of the Social, Legal and Governance Section in GCDD with representation from all implementing agencies and partners to facilitate and strengthen coordination, harmonise approaches and ensure quality assurance. The Director of the Social, Legal and Governance Section in GCDD will be responsible for preparing for Steering Committee meetings and assume the role of Secretariat.

Administrative Agent

The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA). The AA is responsible for, receiving, administering and managing contributions from donors; disburse funds to Implementing Partners, based on PMC approved work plans, consolidating annual and final financial reports; transmit annual/final Consolidated Reports to donors through the PSC.


Decision Making

The UNDAF Outcome Group on Gender discusses and approves work plans and budgets as well as any substantive or financial issues pertaining to implementation of the GRZ-UN Joint Programmet on GBV in Zambia. The members assume responsibility for performing joint monitoring of GRZ-UN Joint Programme  on GBV 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.

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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 10,504,028  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 14,243  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Refunds by Administrative Agent to Contributors -14,187  
Total source of funds   10,504,083
Transferred to Participating Organizations 10,412,542  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -17,425  
Administrative Agent Fee 105,040  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 303  
Total use of funds   10,500,461
Balance with Administrative Agent   3,623
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 10,412,542  
Total resources   10,412,542
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 10,395,117  
Refunds from Participating Organizations -17,425  
Total expenses     10,412,542
Balance with Participating Organizations   0
As a percentage of transfers   0%
Total Balance of Funds   3,623
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
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Administrative Agent issues in the country of the JP:

  • Ms. Dellia Mwale-Yerokun, Programme Analyst -Gender, Telephone: +260 211 250 800; E-mail:


Administrative Agent issues in New York:

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