Programme Budget Performance Assessment: 2016–2017
AbstractA new approach, the WHO Results Report: Programme Budget 2016–2017 was placed at the Seventy-first World Health Assembly in May 2018 after it was initially reviewed at the Twenty-eighth Meeting of the Programme Budget and Administration Committee (PBAC) of the Executive Board. The Committee welcomed the WHO Results Report for the Programme budget 2016–2017, the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, and the information report on voluntary contributions by fund and contributor, 2017. It appreciated the new presentational format, including country success stories and achievements, as well as the valuable and detailed information contained in the WHO programme budget web portal, which represents best practice in the United Nations system. The name change reflects the fact that WHO itself is changing. It summarizes the Organization’s key programmatic achievments and financial highlights during the biennium. By effectively pairing achievements of results with resources allocated, the Organization is holding itself more accountable for investments made by Member States and donors. The attached document provides a summary of the WHO Results Report presented to the WHA in May 2018 and findings of the 2016–2017 Programme Budget Performance Assessment exercise as conducted in the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEA/RC71/4-Inf. Doc. 1). SEAR achievments are highlighted at respective country pages at the WHO Programme Budget Portal: http://open.who.int/2016-17/home#tab-4 The attached working paper was presented to the Eleventh Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM) for its review and recommendations. The recommendations made by the Subcommittee for consideration by the Seventy-first Session of the Regional Committee for South-East Asia are: Action by Member States Continue with the joint planning and monitoring at the country level to achieve the targets satisfactorily. Actions by WHO Continue with the practice of jointly preparing with Member States the workplans, and facilitate the early release of funds to start implementation. Continue with the ongoing monitoring of the Programme Budget to enhance implementation and accountability. Continue strengthening resource mobilization efforts focused on raising funds for country and regional priority areas and at the same time requesting for higher levels of flexibility. This working paper and the SPPDM recommendations are submitted to the Seventy-first Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia for its consideration and noting.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2018). Programme Budget Performance Assessment: 2016–2017. World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/273936