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Delivering Results Together Fund
Global development is a complex problem requiring a coordinated, comprehensive response. The new 2030 Agenda, with its expanded 17 Sustainable Development Goals, will require more coordinated UN support to governments as they develop and implement national policy frameworks. To address these evolving global needs, the UNDG launched the Delivering Results Together Fund (DRT-F) in 2014.
The DRT-F demonstrates the effectiveness of delivering results together to provide more coordinated, integrated policy support to countries.
Joint UN Normative and Policy Support
There is a recognition of the importance of ensuring that national legislation and policies are in line with international norms and standards. The UN has the technical expertise and experience to support governments in policy work and the DRT-F funds ensure joined-up policy efforts that draw upon the expertise of multiple UN agencies.
In many cases the DRT-F has brought increasing focus on the importance of the UN capitalizing on its comparative expertise in normative and policy work.
Delivering as One
The DRT-F supports countries that have committed to delivering results together by formally adopting the Delivering as One approach and that can also demonstrate progress towards implementing the 15 core elements of the Standard Operating Procedures.
By supporting UN country teams that already have joint planning, coordination and monitoring systems, the DRT-F assists the UN in supporting national institutions to drive the sustainable development agenda.
As of mid-2015, the DRT-F has received contributions totalling over US$26.7 million from Norway and Germany to support eligible ‘Delivering as One’ countries.
With a 99-percent disbursement rate since its launch in late 2014, US$26.4 million was already allocated to 12 Delivering as One countries, with most UN Country Teams receiving the current maximum allocation of US$1.5 million per year.
The DRT-F is currently funding 39 joined-up policy initiatives implemented by 20 UN agencies in 12 countries: Albania, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Malawi, Montenegro, Mozambique, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Tanzania and Viet Nam. These policy initiatives currently cover nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The DRT-F Steering Committee, comprised of UN Development Group-nominated representatives, oversees and provides strategic direction for the Fund. The UN Development Operations Coordination Office serves as the Secretariat for the Fund and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office performs the Administrative Agent function.