ESCAP’s approach to partnerships in based on:
- Shared priorities/interests: matching ESCAP’s strengths with partners priorities and members States needs
- Communication: regular informal and formal annual consultations
- Engagement: working together on project design, implementation and evaluation
- Accountability: performance and financial reporting
- Evaluation and learning: to ensure continuous improvement and better results.
ESCAP’s partners include member States, bilateral development agencies, intergovernmental organizations and agencies within and outside the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.
We promote different partnership modalities tailored to the needs of individual partners, including:
- Framework agreements under memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and other partnership arrangements
- Direct contribution by the partner under a trust fund or special agreement
- Joint implementation of activities under an exchange of letters or separate agreement
ESCAP’s impact and efficiency has been improved through:
- Fewer, larger-scale, longer-term and better-integrated capacity development projects which are aligned with the overall priorities of ESCAP
- Emphasis is on identifying and achieving results and improving performance through strengthened results-based management
- Stronger focus on monitoring and evaluation to ensure the secretariat’s accountability to its member States, partners and the donor community, and to facilitate learning and ongoing improvement in performance.