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Agreement about the five programming principles emerged from inter-agency discussions in 2006 to revise the UNDAF Guidelines.
It is widely agreed that all five are necessary for effective UN-supported country programming that must balance the pursuit of international norms and standards with the achievement of national development priorities.
A principle gives a basis for reasoning and action. For the UNDAF, this means a principle is:
This sets principles apart from priorities and goals, which are influenced heavily by contextual factors. For example, hunger may be a country priority, and something to which the UNDAF responds. Where hunger is a priority, the UNCT will use the principles
with stakeholders to:
The principles bring value to country analysis, and they help to identify possible strategies and programme responses. Among the principles, it is important to distinguish between:
The two enabling principles offer means to make the normative principles operational in the UNDAF. They help to demonstrate effectiveness and accountability for the use of UN system resources.
All five principles provide a lens, both individually and in combination, for UN engagement with and support to other national development planning processes and frameworks, such as poverty reduction strategies (PRS), sector-wide approaches (SWAPs), joint assistance strategies (JAS), and direct budget support (DBS).
|Title||Publication Date||Files and links|
|Guidance Note on the Application of the Programming Principles to the UNDAF||2010|
Guidance Note on the Application of the Programming Principles to the UNDAF (English - 258 kB)
|Guidance Note on the Application of the Programming Principles to the UNDAF - ES||2010|
|Guidance Note on the Application of the Programming Principles to the UNDAF - FR||2010|