96/27.  UNFPA: Enhancing the absorptive capacity and financial resource utilization in recipient countries, in particular in Africa

 

The Executive Board

1.             Acknowledges the problem of absorptive capacity and financial resource utilization relating to population programmes in recipient countries, particularly in most African countries, especially the least-developed countries, as noted in the discussions on the reports of the Executive Director (DP/FPA/1996/17 (Part I) and DP/FPA/1996/19);

2.             Requests the Executive Director to thoroughly study the problem within the framework of existing United Nations Population Fund institutional structures and systems, in consultation with relevant actors, including, as appropriate, development institutions that are familiar with the programmes of the United Nations Population Fund in recipient countries, particularly those in Africa;

3.             Also requests that a study, as well as other means and activities to address this problem, should focus on concrete operational measures that the United Nations Population Fund can undertake to enhance the absorptive capacity and financial resource utilization related to population programmes in recipient countries, in particular, those in Africa.  The concrete measures should draw on an analysis of the problems as they are encountered, primarily at the country level;

4.             Further requests the Executive Director to present to the Executive Board at its annual session 1998, at the latest, as part of the annual report, concrete recommendations aimed at United Nations Population Fund actions to enhance the absorptive capacity and financial resource utilization in recipient countries, in particular those in Africa.

 

        17 May 1996