Programme Budget 2018–2019: Implementation and mid-term review
AbstractThis Working Paper provides information on programmatic and financial implementation of the Programme Budget 2018–2019. The Mid-Term Review results were presented to the Seventy-second World Health Assembly in May 2019 (document A72/35) and are attached as an information document to this Working Paper. As per latest interim monitoring of the programmatic implementation, 98.6% of the total 1460 Top Tasks across all Budget Centres were on track for achievement by the end of the biennium. The approved Programme Budget for the WHO South-East Asia Region for the biennium 2018–2019 is US$ 344.3 million. Of this, US$ 288.8 million is the Base Budget and US$ 55.5 million is for polio. No specific budget was approved under the “Outbreak, Crisis Response & Scalable Operations (OCR)” Category due to the event-driven nature of activities under this. The allocated Programme Budget stands at US$ 403.9 million as on 30 August 2019, mainly due to increase under Category 1: Communicable Diseases (US$ 30.3 million) and subsequent allocation to Category 13: Outbreak, Crisis Response & Scalable Operations (OCR) (US$ 31.1 million). Funding for the approved Programme Budget is at 107%, while it is 91% when compared with the allocated Programme Budget. Implementation (expenditure) and utilization (expenditure plus encumbrances) stand at 70% and 82% of the distributed resources respectively. It is noted that utilization to distributed resources and to allocated Programme Budget has increased from 73% and 62% respectively as per the Working Paper reviewed by the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM) as of 31 May 2019 to 82% and 75% respectively as of 30 August 2019. The SEA Region is first among the regions in terms of utilization to allocated Programme Budget and utilization to distributed resources. Further, the Region is jointly at the top, along with the African and Western Pacific regions, in terms of implementation to allocated Programme Budget. Implementation to distributed resources for the Region is ahead of the global average.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2019). Programme Budget 2018–2019: Implementation and mid-term review. World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/327904