Report of the Administrative Agent of the United Nations Peace Fund for Nepal for the Period 1 January to 31 December 2011
The United Nations Peace Fund for Nepal (UNPFN) was established in March 2007, at the request of donors and the Government of Nepal (GoN), as a complement to the Government’s Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF). The UNPFN was established to mobilize resources for activities of clear, short‐term relevance to the peace process where these are not possible to be funded or implemented through the NPTF or other existing mechanisms or programmes. The UNPFN channels resources for focused, time‐limited activities deemed critical to the peace process and subject to the strategic priorities for UN peace support, articulated by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Nepal and the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), in consultation with its partners and closely aligned with the GoN national priorities.
The Multi‐Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the Administrative Agent (AA) of the UNPFN, and has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with twelve Participating UN Organizations and one Non‐UN Participating Organization. In this report, all are referred to as Participating Organizations.
This Fifth Consolidated Annual Progress Report on Activities Implemented under the UNPFN builds on previous Consolidated Annual Progress Reports for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and reports on the implementation of projects approved for funding as of 31 December 2011. Whereas it formally is a report on the activities directly funded through the UNPFN mechanism, it also includes progress on projects funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), which channels its support to Nepal through the UNPFN using the UNPFN governance arrangements for approval and management of projects. In line with the MOU, the Progress Report is consolidated based on information and data contained in the individual progress reports and financial statements submitted by Participating Organizations to the MPTF Office. It is neither an evaluation of the UNPFN nor the MPTF Office’s assessment of the performance of the Participating Organizations. However, the report does provide the UNPFN Executive Committee with a comprehensive overview of achievements and challenges associated with projects funded through the UNPFN, enabling it to make strategic decisions and take corrective measures, where applicable.