Technical Assessment Mission (TAM) Delivering as One Liberia 11



Technical Assessment Mission (TAM) Delivering as One Liberia 11
Delivering as One in an Integrated Mission Setting –
transition from relief to development
15 July 2013
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Liberia Basic Facts
• Rich in natural resources:
iron ore, gold, timber,
diamonds, and more recently,
• A large percentage of
Liberia’s population lives
below the poverty line.
• Population: 3.5 million. Almost half of the population lives in greater
Monrovia, the capital. 63% of the population is between 15-35.
• National budget: US$ 572 million (2012), up from US$80 million in 2006 an increase of 615 percent
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Delivering as One in Liberia
• Government request in February 2010 for Liberia to
become Delivering as One self-starter
• Response to the shift from humanitarian response/
recovery to long-term development (new national
medium/long-term strategies)
• UNDAF cycle ended in December 2012
• One Programme 2013-2017 fully aligned with the 20122017 PRS II – the Agenda for Transformation
• UNMIL transition
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Liberia: UNIQUE in DaO
• Liberia is the first post-conflict country with an
Integrated Mission to embark on Delivering as One
• SRSG is Coordinator of the UN in Liberia
• Responsibility to implement Delivering as One
delegated to DSRSG (CDG), who is also the RC/HC
• Integrated mission setting: management and
coordination mechanisms have UNCT and UNMIL
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Liberia: the change process
From Working
As One
* 3 Joint Offices
* One Programme
* Joint development of current UNDAF
* Joint Communications Strategy
* One Budgetary
* Framework
* Heads of Field Offices in 15 Counties
* One Fund
* 5 Joint Programmes
* One Office
* Integrated Management and Coordination
* One Voice
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 Supported GoL in formulating the Agenda for Transformation
• UN Co-Chaired some Sector Working Groups
 Strategic Planning Retreat with GoL and Development Partners
• UNDAF Strategic Framework reflecting national priorities
Resulted in:
 Traditional UNDAF
more focused One Programme
• UNDAF and a Costed Action Plan, Annual Work Plans
and M&E Framework
• Reflects national priorities, joint planning and
implementation – GoL, UNCT and UNMIL
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Alignment with national priorities
Vision 2030
Liberia Rising
Medium-term planning
Agenda for Transformation
UN Strategic Planning
One Programme 2013-2017
(UNDAF + Costed Action Plan)
UNMIL Transition
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Alignment: One Programme to National Priorities
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One Programme
Pillar I
Peace, Security, Rule of Law
Pillar I
Peace, Security, Rule of Law
Pillar II
Economic Transformation
Pillar II
Sustainable Economic
Pillar III
Human Development
Pillar III
Human Development
Pillar IV
Governance and Public
Pillar IV
Inclusive Governance and
Public Institutions
Pillar V
Cross-cutting Issues
Cross-cutting Issues
mainstreamed into One
National medium-term strategy:
Key initiatives
 UNCT Capacity Assessment (2012) in light of DaO, UNMIL
 UNMIL Transition: Security and Civilian Transition strategies
 Joint Programming and Operations
One Programme – single strategic document
Joint Resource Mobilization Strategy
Joint Communications Strategy
Joint Business Operations Strategy
 UNCT discussion on strengthening DaO through adherence to
QCPR recommendations and use of DaO SOPs
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 Decline in UNCT core and non-core resources in light of global
financial crisis
 Shift from humanitarian response to sustainable
development interventions
 Small pool of Development Partners in Liberia
 UNMIL drawdown and redirection of DPKO resources
 Use of national systems challenged by weak institutions
and limited absorption capacity
 Plethora of initiatives – a challenge to the realization of national
priorities, e.g. New Deal, PBC, Millennium Challenge Corporation
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