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2012-2016 quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) of the General Assembly of UN operational activities for development

1) About the 2012-2016 QCPR

2) Implementation of the 2012-2016 QCPR resolution

3) ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment

4) 2012-2016 QCPR outcome and preparations

5) Archive of past TCPR resolutions

 

1) About the 2012-2016 QCPR

The General Assembly adopted on 21 December 2012 a landmark resolution (67/226) on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) of UN operational activities for development. The resolution is the culmination of two months of intensive intergovernmental negotiations underpinned by comprehensive analytical preparations supported by DESA and UN system entities. The QCPR is the mechanism through which the General Assembly assesses the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of UN operational activities for development and establishes system-wide policy orientations for the development cooperation and country-level modalities of the UN system in response to the evolving international development and cooperation environment.

 2) Implementation of the 2012-2016 QCPR resolution

2014

Reports

2013

Reports

Surveys

a) Survey of UN Resident Coordinators

b) Survey of Operations Management Teams

3) ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment

2014 (24-26 February)

2013 (10-12 July)

2012 (13-17 July)

4) 2012-2016 QCPR outcome and preparations

Outcome

Reports

Negotiations and Information briefs

Below are written inputs provided by the secretariat in response to specific questions tabled by Member States during the QCPR negotiations:

1) The relationship between the GA resolution on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of UN operational activities for development and the specialized agencies
2) Feasibility to develop a harmonized cost classification system
3) What does the term "interoperability" mean?
4) What is the relationship between the General Assembly and inter-agency bodies such as the CEB, UNDG/CEB and UNEG?
5) Human rights-based approach to development programming
6) Local procurement in programme countries
7) Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One approach

  • Mandates
  • Brief background information
  • Surveys

    a) Survey of programme country governments on UN operational activities for development

    b) Survey of UN Resident Coordinators and country team members

    Preparations for the 2012 QCPR included a survey of UN Resident Coordinators and country team members on selected priority issues relating to UN development operations at the country level.

    c) Survey of UN Operations Management Teams

    This survey will examine progress in harmonizing and simplifying business operations of UN entities at the country-level.

    d) Survey of civil society organizations

    Preparations for the 2012 QCPR will include a survey of a sample of Civil Society Organizations that work with the UN system at country level on selected priority issues relating to UN development operations at the country-level. The survey will be administered through collaboration with the Better Aid CSO network.

  • Analytical preparations
  • Stakeholder consultations

Member States

Briefings and consultations

  • Consultation with Member States (5 December 2011)
  • Consultation with ECOSOC (8 February 2012)
  • Briefing to Group of 13 (28 October 2011)
  • Briefing to European Union (10 November 2011)
  • Briefing to WFP Executive Board (6 December 2011)
  • Briefing to Group of 77 and China (16 December 2011)
  • Consultations with Member States (UNIDO HQ, Vienna, 1 March 2012)
  • Briefing to EU delegation (16 April 2012)
  • Utstein donor group annual consultations (23 April 2012)
  • Briefing to G77 (7 May 2012)

PGA/FEF/DESA 3 seminar series on QCPR

UNITAR Training Sessions

a) UNITAR training programme (4 November 2011)

Presentation by Navid Hanif
Presentation by Kristinn Sv. Helgason

b) Six module course series

Informal workshop with national focal points (12 July 2012)

Informal dialogue on Secretary-General's QCPR recommendations (5 October 2012)

Informal workshop on recommendations of independent review of system-wide evaluation institutional frameworks (5 November 2012)

UN system

  • Inter-agency briefing (6 September 2011)
  • Inter-agency briefing (2 November 2011)
  • Inter-agency briefing (17 November 2011)
  • UNDAF Programming Network briefing (1 December 2011)
  • Resident Coordinator Induction Meeting (5 December 2011)
  • MDG Task Force briefing (15 December 2011)
  • UNDG-ECHA Working Group briefing (15 December 2011)
  • UN Resident Coordinator System WG briefing (16 December 2011)
  • Joint Funding and Business Operations Network briefing (20 December 2011)
  • Inter-agency briefing (13 January 2012)
  • Consultation with UNDG Joint Funding task team (13 January 2012)
  • Retreat on UNDAF study with UNDG UNDAF programming network (26 January)
  • Briefing to UNDG Gender Network (16 February 2012)
  • Inter-agency meeting to discuss progress in improving results-based strategic planning and management (17 February 2012)
  • UN Strategic Planning Network (22 February 2012)
  • UN Resident Coordinator Working Group special meeting on QCPR RC study (24 February 2012)
  • Inter-agency meeting (UNIDO HQ, Vienna, 1 March 2012)
  • Interagency briefing (15 March 2012)
  • HLCP  briefing on QCPR (WMO HQ, Geneva, 20 March 2012)
  • UNDG Principal's Meeting (12 April 2012)
  • UNDG Advisory Group meeting (17 April 2012)
  • Interagency meeting on business practices (26 April 2012)
  • Briefing to UNDG Joint Funding and Business Operations Working Group (4 May 2012)
  • Briefing to UNDG UNDAF Programming Network (14 May 2012)
  • Briefing to DESA Inter-regional Advisors (17 May 2012)
  • Briefing to UNDG joint funding task team (30 May 2012)
  • Strategic Planning Network (31 May 2012)
  • Briefing to UNDG Working Group on Resident Coordinator System Issues (18 July 2012)
  • Briefing to UNDG MDG Task Force (18 September 2012)

Civil Society Organizations

    • Briefing to NGOs (23 January 2012)
  • Country missions
  • Thailand, Lao PDR (1-6 March)
  • Ethiopia (5-7 March)
  • Bolivia (14-16 March)
  • Peru (19-22 March)
  • Turkey (4-6 April)
  • Georgia (10-12 April)
  • Review of existing institutional framework for system-wide evaluation

Terms of reference

Workplan

Note by the Secretary-General on the report of the independent consultants undertaking a comprehensive review of the existing institutional framework for system-wide evaluation of UN operational activities for development

Final report

JIU response

UNEG response

Consultations
Briefing to Member States on progress in review of existing institutional framework for system-wide evaluation of UN operational activities for development (5 October 2011)

Briefing to UN entities on progress in review of existing institutional framework for system-wide evaluation of UN operational activities for development (5 October 2011)

Consultation with Member States on the draft report of the review of existing institutional framework for system-wide evaluation of UN operational activities for development (17 April 2012)

5) Archive of past TCPR resolutions