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Title: SEA/RC62/4 - Matters relating to programme development and management: review of the implementation of workplans for programme budget 2008-2009
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 17-Jul-2009
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: This paper reviews the WHO collaborative programmes in the South-East Asia Region implemented during the 2008-2009 biennium. The budget for Assessed Contribution (AC) for the Region for the 2008-2009 biennium stands at US$ 100 million, with the Voluntary Contribution (VC) budget being US$ 438 million for a total regional budget of US$ 538 million. Voluntary Contributions play an increasingly significant role in financing the programme of work of the Region (81%). As at 31 May 2009, resources available under AC stood at US$ 100 million (98%) and resources mobilized against VC budget stood at US$ 299 million (68%). Over 75% of VC to the Region are specified and contribute to disparities in the distribution of resources between countries and across Strategic Objectives. Expenditure at country level of AC stands at 69% of resources available and at 65% of VC available. The Implementation has been particularly low for Strategic Objectives 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10. The attached working paper was submitted to the Second Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM) for its review and recommendations for consideration by the Sixty-second Session of the Regional Committee. The SPPDM made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) Countries to put more emphasis on increasing the implementation rate of VC while implementing activities; (2) To ensure full implementation of the AC component of the budget, which cannot be carried over to the next biennium. Action by WHO/SEARO (1) WHO country offices to identify “core functions” and work with governments to increase funding for core functions from the assessed contribution; (2) Programme Managers throughout the Region to explore sharing resources as a mechanism to channel donor funding to relevant areas with common themes, e.g. HIV/HTM and their relation to Child Health, e.g. SO-2 supporting SO-4; (3) WHO to continue training and capacity-building activities within the Region to enhance capacity with respect to management of VC; (4) Strengthen efforts to facilitate communication and information-sharing within the Region to ensure, inter alia, focus of delivery, coherence of programming and avoid duplication of activities both in WHO and in Member States; (5) Give particular attention to achievement of indicators as part of the End-of-Biennium Programme Budget Performance Assessment (PBPA) exercise. The paper is now submitted to the Sixty-second Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
Gov't Doc #: SEA/RC62/4
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee Meeting 62 Kathmandu, Nepal, 7-10 September 2009

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