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UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP is the world's largest technical cooperation agency operating on the basis of non-repayable contributions (grants). Its funding consists of the governments' annual voluntary contributions. UNDP's main area of activity consists of country-related programmes, although it also has regional, interregional and global programmes. However, in the past UNDP has failed to perform its tasks appropriately. The major donor countries in particular stress that UNDP is not efficient or effective enough. Governments of developing countries, on the other hand, appreciate the fact that UNDP allocates resources with few strings attached and compared to other development institutions provides considerable opportunities for involvement in decision-making. In response to the criticism of donor states, the UN launched the Multi-Year Funding Framework (MYFF) in 1999, a concept that combines long-term strategies with the evaluation of on-going projects.

Keywords: Multi-Year Funding Framework (MYFF); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)



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