Programme Budget 2020–2021
AbstractThe Programme Budget (PB) 2020–2021, approved by the Seventy-second World Health Assembly in May 2019 (resolution WHA72.1 [SEA/RC72/5 Inf.Doc.1]), is the first Programme Budget that fully articulates the implementation of the Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW13) and marks a major step forward in the Transformation of WHO. The overall approved Budget for 2020–2021 is US$ 4840.4 million, of which US$ 388.5 million was approved as Base Budget for the South-East Asia (SEA) Region. In line with the GPW13’s integrated, health systems and results approach, the allocation of the Budget for 2020–2021 is at the strategic priority level. Programme Budget 2020–2021 presents a new WHO results framework, demonstrating how results will be monitored and measured from outputs to impacts. It will be the basis for the operational planning, monitoring and accountability for results and resources during 2020–2021. The attached Working Paper presents an overview of the approved Programme Budget 2020–2021, details on the SEA Region Programme Budget and the way forward for its implementation in the Region. The full approved Programme Budget 2020–2021 is provided as an Information Document (SEA/RC72/5 Inf.Doc.2). This Working Paper was presented to the Twelfth Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM) for its review and recommendations. The SPPDM reviewed the paper and made the following recommendations for consideration by the Seventy-second Session of the Regional Committee: Actions by Member States (1) Continue active participation in discussions related to the Programme Budget 2020–2021 at regional and global governing body meetings. (2) Continue to engage in the development and finalization of country workplans.Actions by WHO (1) Continue to provide the required support to Member States through WHO country offices for timely finalization of workplans for 2020–2021. (2) Submit the SEA Region Programme Budget 2020–2021 and draft workplans to the Seventy-second Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. (3) Present the draft resolution on the Programme Budget 2020–2021 for consideration by the Seventy-second Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. (4) Finalize the Thirteenth General Programme of Work Results Framework in consultation with Member States for presentation to the 146th session of the Executive Board in January 2020. (5) Develop the SEA Region Results Measurement Framework and present it at subsequent governing body meetings. This working paper and the SPPDM recommendations are submitted to the Seventy-second Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia for its consideration.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2019). Programme Budget 2020–2021. World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/327905