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UNFPA WCARO Delivery Unit concept note

UNFPA WCAR’s work in these past few years have attracted more funding thus giving the organization the ability to have a bigger impact on women, adolescent and young people in the region and to adopt ‘new ways of working’ to be more efficient and effective.
This increase in funding created a greater demand and expectation for the region to strengthen its capacity to absorb new grants and implement innovative programmes while accelerating the delivery of results of existing programmes. This cannot be achieved without innovative mechanisms for anticipating, preventing and quickly addressing the bottlenecks and risks hindering programme delivery.
In addition to strengthening its Results Based Management (RBM) culture, WCARO has also been reflecting on new ways of working that are more geared towards programme integration, better coordinated funding arrangements and resource allocation, and timely and better support to country offices. This goal cannot be achieved without managing risks and anticipating challenges that could affect operations and programme implementation.
It is against this background that UNFPA WCARO is setting up a Delivery Unit with the sole objective of helping managers deliver planned results in RIAP and country programmes to support the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 three transformative goals of: 1) end preventable maternal deaths; 2) end unmet need for family planning; and 3) end gender-based violence and harmful practices.