98/10.    UNFPA: Absorptive Capacity

 

The Executive Board

1.        Takes note of the report of the Executive Director on absorptive capacity and financial resource utilization in programme countries (DP/FPA/1998/4);

2.        Also takes note of the importance of South/South cooper­ation in enhancing absorptive capacity;

3.        Further takes note of the need to enhance, where appro­priate, the role of civil society organizations and the private sector;

4.        Endorses the actions already taken to increase the absorp­tive capacity and resource utilization in programme countries, including, inter alia, training and the issuance and implementation of the new UNFPA Policies and Procedures Manual;

5.        Endorses the recommendations for further developing absorptive capacity and resource utilization in programme countries contained in document DP/FPA/1998/4;

6.        Urges the Executive Director to take the steps necessary to implement the recommendations contained in document DP/FPA/1998/4, bearing in mind the comments made by delegations at the 1998 annual session;

7.        Requests the Executive Director to report to the Executive Board on follow-up to the recommendations contained in document DP/FPA/1998/4 at its third regular session 2000.

 

12 June 1998