United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Republic of Belarus for 2016-2020 is the second joint strategy of the UN agencies working in Belarus. The UNDAF has been prepared by the United Nations Country Team in Belarus in consultation with the Government of the Republic of Belarus, civil society, the private sector, vulnerable groups, and national and international partners, with the aim of promoting and protecting human rights and improving the lives of the people of Belarus.
The UNDAF focuses on four strategic areas of response, which are in line with the mandate of the UN, its comparative advantages and key national priorities outlined in the National Strategy for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development in the Republic of Belarus until 2030 (NSSSED-2030). The strategic areas will set the main direction and scope of action of the UN’s development assistance to Belarus in cooperation with the Government over the next five years, and include:
Inclusive, Responsive and Accountable Governance;
Sustainable Economic Development;
Environmental Protection and Sustainable Environmental Management Based on the Principles of Green Economy;
Environmental sustainability; Sustainable Development of Human Capital: Health, Education, Social Inclusion and Protection, Comprehensive Post-Chernobyl Development.
The total financial resources required by the United Nations system in Belarus to achieve eight outcomes within four strategic areas are estimated at USD 111,328,000 for the period 2016-2020.
The UNDAF 2016-2020 will be implemented through a joint UNCT work plan, the country cooperation frameworks and programmes of individual UN agencies, as agreed upon with the Government and within the UNDAF context. Progress in implementing the UNDAF 2016-2020 will be assessed using the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework, Annual Review Meetings and a final UNDAF evaluation in 2019. Achievements, lessons learned, best practices and encountered constraints will be publicly disseminated to inform the design of further programming documents and activities.