UNDP and the UN System

  UN WEEKThe UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP RR, and the Minister of East Africa Community, Hon Samwel Sitta visiting UN booths during the UN week in 2012.

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. 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.

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.

United Nations Development Assistance Plan (2011-2015)

The UN Country Team (UNMT) established a single coherent one UN Country Plan for all UN agencies (resident and non-resident) for the subsequent programming cycle: the UN Development Assistant Plan (UNDAP). The UNDAP comprises of a logical framework of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound (SMART) Outcomes and Outputs, together with Key Actions. It articulates, in greater detail than ever before, the precise contribution of the UN system to Tanzania’s national development priorities and international commitments, thereby enhancing transparency and accountability to both Government and Development Partners. 

Responsibility for delivery of UNDAP 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

The Government of Tanzania is also emphasizing the potential of the UNDAP to improve the transparency of the UN’s work in Tanzania and to enhance the UN’s accountability to the Government and development partners.

UNDP as Administrative Agent for the Tanzania One UN Fund

Tanzania was announced as a UN reform pilot country in January 2007. Through the development of a single framework for the UN's activities in support of the Government's development priorities, members of the United Nations Development Group in Tanzania prepared "The UN working together in Tanzania- One UN prgramme(2007-2008)’’which was signed on 10 October 2007.

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