SEA/RC65/5 - Implementation of programme budget 2012-2013
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AbstractThe approved Programme Budget for the South-East Asia Region for 2012-2013 is US$ 384.2 million, which is made up of US$ 102.3 million assessed contributions (AC) and US$ 281.9 million voluntary contributions (VC) to be mobilized. As of May 2012, the operational budget as per approved work plans stands at US$ 375.4 million. This is supported by AC resources of US$ 99.2 million and VC resources of US$156.8 million (including carryovers from 2010-2011). The overall implementation rate against budget is 19.4% in the first five months of the biennium. By extrapolation, this give a performance level of 93% for the biennium indicating that extra efforts are required to speed up the current pace of implementation. The paper also discussed the uneven distribution of resources across countries as well as across technical areas i.e. Strategic Objectives (SOs). While countries such as Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Thailand have received resources up to more than 55% of the budgeted amounts, DPR Korea, Maldives and Sri Lanka currently have less than 30% of their budgets currently financed. Similarly a review of technical areas reveal that SO1 and SO4 are comfortably placed with resources to budget ceiling proportion of 121% and 74%, respectively. At the same time SO5, SO8 and SO9 are struggling with levels of resources lower than 30% of the budgeted figures. Countries and donors must work closely together to ensure better alignment of resources with the priorities agreed to by the World Health Assembly. The Fifth Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM), held on 6 July 2012, reviewed the working paper and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To further strengthen joint initiatives involving WHO and other international agencies regarding mobilization of resources. Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) To support joint initiatives on resource mobilization, especially through involvement of senior management. (2) To target resource mobilization efforts to ensure better financing of those areas and countries that are underfunded. (3) To revise the working paper for presentation to the Sixty-fifth Regional Committee so that it includes tables on AC implementation. The revised working paper and the SPPDM recommendations are submitted to the Sixty fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). SEA/RC65/5 - Implementation of programme budget 2012-2013. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128308
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