Guyana United Nations Development Framework - Overview

Guyana United Nations Development Framework - Overview

Society develops by organising all the knowledge, human energies and material resources at its disposal to fulfill its aspirations. This UNDAF as crafted by the UNCT and the GoG fully recognises the Guyanese citizens not only as the source, but also as the primary motivating force for development. The results framework through which the United Nations Country Team will operationalise its support to the further development of the Republic of Guyana sets as its common goals strategies which will:

  • enhance the awareness and comprehension of people so that they are better able to influence and determine the direction of economic, social, environmental and political change;
  • enhance the efficiency, productivity, innovation, creativity and organizational capacities of the Guyanese people in order to realise the national potential, and
  • provide them with a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, and facilitate their enjoyment of their resources.

The extent of people’s education and health, the intensity and commitment of their aspirations and energy, the quality of their attitudes and values, skills and information are crucial determinants of the process.

Collectively, the contribution of the UNCT to national efforts, along with those of other development partners, is expected to bring about the changes in the situation of the people of Guyana that are described in the UNDAF outcome statements. The priority areas identified for development cooperation between the GoG and the UNCT in Guyana are structured into the following four outcomes:

  • National policies, strategies, and plans for disaster risk reduction (DRR), management of natural resources, and access to clean energy and services developed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated.
  • Improved economic and social policies and programmes to enable the creation of a climate-resilient economy in the context of the Low Carbon Development Strategy.
  • Strengthened public participation, trust, and confidence in national governance institutions, including the five Rights Commissions, the Parliament, and GECOM.
  • National development plans, policies, programmes, and legislation (where required) formulated, implemented, monitored, and evaluated to achieve the MDGs, with special attention to key populations at higher risk and the progressive realisation of human rights.