Suriname and the United Nations Suriname’s National Development Planning The UN program cycle UNDAF & UNDAP
National Development Priorities 2012-2016 Focus areas UNDAF 2012-2016Interventions towards an aspired future Monitoring and Evaluation of UNDAP Budget
UN active in Suriname since 1971 PAHO first UN office in Suriname Currently 4 resident UN offices: UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, PAHO/WHO Other non-resident UN agencies active in Suriname are: FAO, ILO, UNAIDS, UNESCO,UNEP, UNIC, UN Women, WFP
UN Delivering as One: a concept that favors a greater and coherent coordination and collaboration between agencies within the UN system, national and other international development partners It has a strong focus on national leadership and – ownership DaO approach implemented in Suriname since 2007
Regeerakkoord regering Bouterse- Ameerali, August 2010Regeringsverklaring : Kruispunt, October 2010 Ontwikkelingsplan (OP) 2012-2016, November 2011
Ontwikkelingsplan (OP) 2012-2016: OP 2012-2016 is drafted within the framework the regeerakkoord and regeringsverklaring It details the strategy, mission and national development priorties of the government Specifies interventions for reaching the development goals gives an outlook on funding of national development initiatives OP is THE GUIDE for policy implementation of the government over a period of 5 years
Step 1: Common Country Assessement (CCA) to analyze the nationaldevelopment situation and identify main development challenges Step 2: Based on CCA and taking into account National DevelopmentPriorities (OP, regeerakkoord, regeringsverklaring)critical developmentissues are identified in close cunsultation with state and non-stateactors, international organizations and other relevant stakeholders Step3: UN drafts UNDAF based on outcomes step 1 and 2.Governments comments and sees to total alignment of focus areasUNDAF with priorities OPStep 4: based on approved UNDAF , identified priorties are translatedinto actions in an operational plan, UNDAP
United UnitedNations NationsDevelopment DevelopmentAssistance ActionFramework Plan Framework policy document Operational plan specifying thespecifying the priority focus areas for interventions for reaching national national development development objectives
Priority Sectors: Agriculture Mining Eductaion Healthcare Environment Crosscuting issue: YOUTH and CHILDREN
The President of the Republic of Suriname H.E. D.D.Bouterse states in the Crossroads: “ the unbalanced relationship between the rich and the poor is the oldest and most fatal disease that threatens a state”The so called social contract incorporated in the OP, refers to targettingall issues at the cause of this unbalanced relationship
Amongst the causes are:Poor access to health and education in remote areasSocial insecurity of vulnerable groupsPoor acces and availibilty of housingDeficit of labourplaces Poverty alleviation and interventions that promote rural development will be supported strongly
1. Reach the most excluded and disadvantaged populations in Suriname2. Support the development of key legislations , policies and budgets to promote development3. Strengthen statistical and information systems and the capacity to analyse and use the data for policy formulation
Cooperation with the UN will be mainly demonstrated throughTechnical Assistance for the realisation of the MDGs and othernationally agreed development goals, particularly in health, education,social protection, livelihoods, environment and agriculture, crosscutting areas such as environment, NCD’s, HIV and AIDS, ECD, youth,human rights based approach, and gender mainstreaming, use ofinnovative technologies to reach isolated and remote communities,Closer cooperation and technical assistance will be strengthened withUN agencies with mandates to support governments priority inagricultural development at all levels.
Development intervention will comprise buy in ofall key stakeholders and partners in development(government, civil society, private sector,international donor agencies)
1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on behalf of the Suriname government and the UN Country Team in Suriname. The MoFA and UNCT will meet with the relevant government counterparts twice a year to review progress and pitfalls in the implementation of the UNDAF2. Three Outcome Working Groups, along the lines of the Outcome Areas of the UNDAF will regularly meet with a purpose to monitoring progress and take remedial action when the expected results are likely not to be achieved. The Outcome Working Groups will be coordinated by the MoFA together with relevant line ministry for each UNDAF Outcome and supported by technical input of all United Nations agencies.
The UNDAF 2012-2016 has a nominal budget of 30 million USDResources come from UN agencies and contributionsmade by other donors through the UN system
The UNDAF 2012-2016 has officially been approved by thecouncil of ministers on February 14th, 2012The approval demonstrates the commitment of theGovernment of Suriname at the highest level of decision-making
The official signing ceremony today , February 15th, 2012,marks the start of entering into actual implementationof the operational plans .
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