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United Nations Population Fund

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had on incentivising United Nations Population Fund staff to increase collaboration across the UN system. (213250)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has had extensive dialogue with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on strengthening collaboration across the UN system.

This has resulted in UNFPA clearly outlining how they will advance collaboration in their new strategic plan, regionalisation programme and development results frameworks. UNFPA has issued guidance to country offices on UN reform and has provided incentives for staff by introducing indicators on collaborative working into their staff performance frameworks.

DFID is currently developing a Performance Monitoring Framework for future core commitment to UNFPA (2008-09—2010-11). This will contain indicators and targets on increasing UN collaboration.