2006/9
Cost-efficient approaches to providing programme-level data

      The Executive Board

 

  1. Having considered the conference room paper on cost-efficient approaches to providing programme-level data (DP/2006/CRP.2 and DP/FPA/2006/CRP.1);

  2. Acknowledges that systems are in place within UNDP and UNFPA to capture programme data, including data on activities, costs and results;

  3. Notes that both UNDP and UNFPA make extensive use of self-assessed programme-level reports in their aggregate and corporate strategic reporting;

  4. Also takes note of current efforts by UNDP and UNFPA to harmonize programming, financial and administrative processes;

  5. Notes that within UNDP, the quality of the various systems for data collection at programme and country office level is routinely monitored as part of the comprehensive management audit and oversight provided by the regional bureaux;

  6. Notes with appreciation that within UNFPA, consideration is being given to expanding the scope of the audit in order to assure the quality of programme-related data;

  7. Also notes with appreciation that within UNDP and UNFPA, consideration is being given to increasing the relevance of reports in regard to performance assessment by proposing outcome indicators that are more closely attributable to the organization, not withstanding the importance of data on impact;

  8.  Encourages the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to pursue their efforts to improve the results-based management systems of their respective organizations and to interact proactively with the Executive Board in this regard;

  9. Requests the Administrator of UNDP and the Executive Director of UNFPA to ensure that country and regional programme results and performance data consolidated over the programme duration are made available at the end of the country and regional programme cycles, respectively.

                              27 January 2006