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

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.

2012 QCPR outcome and preparations

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)