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United Nations and Government of Guyana holds Mid-Term Review of Guyana United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Guyana and the Government of Guyana will hold a Mid-Term Review of the Guyana United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the Grand Coastal Inn, commencing at 9:00 am.
The UNDAF is the collective response of United Nations agencies in Guyana to agreed developmental priorities, and covers the period 2012 to 2016. The Mid Term Review examines the first two and a half years of the programme cycle and aims to both determine the status of implementation and propose any reorientations and recommendations for the remainder of UNDAF period.

The four thematic areas of the UNDAF are:

  1. Environmental and Sustainable Development
  2. Inclusive Growth
  3. Inclusive Governance
  4. Human and Social Development



1. Environmental and Sustainable Development: under this thematic area, the outputs are:

  • Strengthened national capacities to plan and implement policies and strategies for Disaster Risk Management and impact from climate change;
  • Strategies developed to manage natural resources, incorporating sustainability objectives as measured by global and national indices;
  • Increased access to energy services, electricity or alternative energy in the unserved areas;
  • Strengthened capacity of natural resources agencies, and of indigenous and other communities, to address adaptation and effective responses to climate change; and
  • Capacity built among communities to develop effective responses to climate change.

2. Inclusive Growth: under this thematic area, the outputs are:

  • Strengthened regulatory capacity of government, and improved institutional capacity of government and CSOs to enable access by vulnerable groups to financial and business development services;
  • Enhanced capacities of key policy and service delivery institutions to provide business development, employment, and credit services to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups;
  • Access to protocols, institutional guidelines systems; and training programmes provided to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); and
  • MDG reports prepared and strengthened aid coordination capacity.

3. Inclusive Governance: under this thematic area, the outputs are:

  • Strengthened institutional capacity of Rights Commissions;
  • Strengthened participatory parliamentary approaches and functioning, including greater use of innovative ICT strategies and new age technology;
  • Scaled-up initiatives addressing social cohesion, public trust, human rights, peace building and conflict resolution; and
  • GECOM's capacity strengthened to develop and implement strategies to improve voter confidence and reduce opportunities for dissatisfaction.

4. Human and Social Development: under this thematic area, the outputs are:

  • Strengthened national capacity to generate, and publish, MDG-related data disaggregated by region, sex, age;
  • Strengthened national capacity to analyze and use data for the formulation of evidence-informed, participatory national and/or regional development policies, plans, programmes and legislation;
  • Strengthened national capacity for implementation of intersectoral policies, plans, programmes, and legislation ; and
  • Enhanced national capacity to monitor, evaluate, and report on national plans, policies, programmes, and legislation that chart progress toward the MDGs.
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