2. Prioritize and set outcomes

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2.1 - Conduct baseline assessment for UN capacity

  • Analysis of current UN staff roles, including in-country and out-of-country resources, which should include estimates of numbers by subject area and types of work done
  • Qualitative assessment of impact of the different UN programmes and quality and competencies of staff, based on programme evaluations
  • Baseline assessment of the status of business operations, i.e. Common Services and Harmonized Business Practices, Common Premises (if feasible), One Fund/ Joint resource mobilization, and Joint communication
  • Initial indication of the areas where efficiencies may be gained in business operations

2.2 - Assess key needs from country for support from the UN system

Assessment of country needs, which includes:

2.3 - Develop and prioritize options for programmatic areas

  • Initial prioritization of programmatic areas, based on understanding priority needs for support from the country and on where the UN system has a comparative advantage or there are no alternative providers

2.4 - Write vision statement for change to a more coherent UN system

  • UNCT has jointly articulated a vision for the UN system in the country
  • UNCT has articulated the high level outcomes it seeks to achieve through its programmes and operations
  • UNCT agrees to pursue greater coherence in the country

a)    List of priority development issues, based on national development plans, country assessments by the UN system and/or others, and a comparative advantage and stakeholder analysis 
b)    List of priority areas for which support is needed, and types of support required 
c)    Table showing extent and types of support offered by different development partners in each major sectoral area 
d)    Conclusion about priority needs for support from the UN system, taking into account where the UN system can make a unique contribution

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