ONE UN for AFGHANISTAN

One Budget

The UN must be able to track costs against specific outcomes and identify how programmed resources catalyze others in a given thematic area. This capacity, when integrated with monitoring and evaluation, will also allow the UN to measure programme impact and sustainability. In turn, this will facilitate engagement with the Government around value for money, and inform when it is time for the UN to exit a given activity.

The Common Budgetary Framework constitutes the financial expression of the total resource picture of the one programme. Expenditures against the common budgetary framework will be reviewed and reported against annual work plans regularly. The 2018 planned budget by thematic group is summarized in the table below. Figures provided are as of 30 June 2018.

 

Thematic area Budget CR (%) Support (%) Implementation (%)
Normative $60,689,775 9 19 72
Education $52,151,924 7 10 83
Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods $160,881,372 7 14 79
Health $153,862,274 7 9 84
Return and Reintegration $179,724,483 7 23 70
Rule of Law $527,027,162 5 4 91
TOTAL $1,134,336,990

 

                             

The application of a new methodology to capture resource levels by thematic area for programmes that fall within the humanitarian-development-peace nexus and purely development activities, avoids double counting by agencies to key policy development initiatives within a specific thematic area.

Increasing the transparency of the allocation of UN resources supports joint planning between the UN and the Government, and helps identify programming gaps. One programme will follow the Common Budgetary Framework, which provides joint budgeting of all participating UN entities at outcome or priority level with a common budget against outputs and activities on an annual basis through the joint annual workplans. This will allow for a comprehensive costing of the results to be achieved under One Programme, assisting the Government and UN to pinpoint priority programmes for the UN to support to implement the ANPDF and achieve the SDGs.