In Tanzania, the Resident Representative of UNDP also serves as the UN Resident Coordinator. The Resident Coordinator’s function facilitates and coordinates United Nations operational activities and provides leadership and guidance to the United Nations system in the country.
How UNDP Tanzania work with other UN agencies?
Coordinating development operations promotes more strategic support for national plans and priorities, makes operations more efficient and reduces transaction costs for governments. This helps the UN to be a more relevant and a reliable partner for governments.
The United Nations Development Assistance Plan phase one 2011-2016 (UNDAPI) concluded on the 30th of June 2016 and the second phase of UNDAP officially began on the 1st of July 2016. UNDAPII has twelve programme outcomes which are grouped under four inter-related themes that acknowledge that Inclusive Growth requires a Healthy Nation which is Resilient to shocks within the context of transparent and accountable Governance serving the citizens’ needs. These four themes are referred to in the plan as Thematic Result Areas and each area focuses on a specific set of objectives. These four Thematic Result Areas are; (i) inclusive growth; (ii) health nation; (iii) resilience and (iv) democratic governance, human rights and gender equality.
Responsibility for delivery of UNDAPII Outcomes is shared amongst UN agencies with national partners. Outputs can be generated by either multiple or single-agency actions in collaboration with Implementing Partner(s). Key Actions clearly articulate the division of labour across single agencies. The agency responsible for the Key Action will also be accountable for the application of relevant cross cutting considerations
Building from the successes and lessons learned from UNDAPI, the Government of Tanzania is also emphasizing the potential of the UNDAPII to further improve the transparency of the UN’s work in Tanzania and to better enhance the UN’s accountability to the Government and development partners.
UNDP as Administrative Agent for the Tanzania One UN Fund
The objective of the Tanzania One UN Fund, under the management and leadership of the Government and the UN Resident Coordinator, is to support the coherent resource mobilization, allocation and disbursement of new donor resources to unfunded elements of the One UN Programme and to support new initiatives responding to emerging needs within the context of the One UN Programme.
The UNDP Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office has been appointed the Administrative Agent of the Tanzania One UN Fund. Its responsibilities include the receipt, administration and management of contributions from Donors; disbursement of such funds to the Participating UN Organizations in accordance with the approved Annual Work Plans/Programmatic Documents; and provision of consolidated reports, in accordance with the MOU, on the Tanzania One UN Fund to the Resident Coordinator based on reports of the Participating UN Organizations.
UN agencies in the country
The UN System is represented by 20 resident and nonresident agencies. These agencies operate together as a United Nations System, with a common purpose, pursuing common approaches to partnership, country networking, guided by core shared values and principles