Undg multi donor trust funds - 13 may 2010Presentation Transcript
UNDG Multi-Donor Trust Funds Henriette Keijzers, UNDP MDTF Office e-mail: email@example.com Nané Avetisyan, DOCO e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Induction Workshop for UN Coordination Officers, SARCs & NRA Focal Points ,10-14 May 2010, Glen Cove, NY
Origin and Trends in Multi-Donor Trust Funds Global and country-specific Humanitarian, transition and development 35 operational MDTFs 74 countries of operation Over US$ 4.3 billion contributions received from > 50 donors through MDTF/One Fund/JPs using pass-through fund management UNDP MDTF Office has by far the largest MDTF Portfolio in UN system
Definition and Objectives of a Multi-Donor Trust Fund Definition: A UNDG MDTF is a multi-agency funding mechanism which is designed to receive contributions from more than one donor that are held in trust by the appointed Administrative Agent. Objective: MDTFs aim to provide more flexible, coordinated and predictable funding to support the achievement of nationally owned and determined priorities.
UNDG Guidance Note on Establishing Multi-Donor Trust Funds This Guidance has been approved by the UNDG on an interim basis given the urgency to provide guidance to UN Country Teams and bring about increased standardization in establishing MDTFs. Revised Guidance will be issued later in 2010 that will take account of further comments received by the UNDG on this document and to expand the guidance to issues related to the management and closure of MDTFs. UN Country Teams are advised to consult the Development Operations Coordination Office and/or their agency colleagues at headquarters level for any clarifications and support in the use of this Guidance, including providing any suggestions for enhancing its relevance and user-friendliness.
Oversight UNDG ASG/ADG Group on MDTFs UNDG Advisory Group MDTF Fiduciary Management Oversight Group Participating Agencies UN Co-Chair of the MDTF Steering Committee Administrative Agent
AA Function - UNDP MDTF Office Core functions as per 2008 UNDG AA protocol
1. Receiving donor contributions on behalf of Participating UN Organizations (PUNO); 2. Administer such funds received, in accordance with the relevant MOU 3. Disbursing funds to PUNOs as instructed by Steering Committee; 4. Consolidating reports from PUNOs for submission to donors; 5. Provide final reporting, including notification of operational completion 6. Disburse funds to any PUNO for direct costs
MDTF Office GATEWAY World Map MDTF portfolio - real time JP portfolio - real time Transactions - real time Homepage: http://mdtf.undp.org/
Emerging Lessons Strategic focus and inclusiveness Predictability of funding for improved programming Un-earmarked and coordinated funding Improved transparency of the UN Thresholds / value added Use of standard tools and instruments Queries - to be raised through DOCO to inter-agency mechanisms
Resources UNDG web-site http://www.undg.org/index.cfm?P=1370 UNDP MDTF Office web-site http://mdtf.undp.org/ Expanded Delivering as One Funding Window http://www.undg.org/index.cfm?P=1371