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UNDP and the UN

UNDP’s role within the UN Country Team is that of coordination. UNDP also acts as an administrative agent for several UN agencies in the country. In Tajikistan, the UNDP Resident Representative is also the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) representing the UN system in Tajikistan. As the chair of the UN Country Team (a team comprising of all heads of UN agencies), the Resident Coordinator provides overall leadership for the United Nations strategic initiatives and the operational framework for development assistance in Tajikistan.

The effectiveness of the UN Resident Coordinator System is central to providing ever higher quality services to programme countries to enable them to accelerate MDG progress, advance peace and stability and achieve sustainable human development. According to UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, “When we empower Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams, streamline decision-making, and lay out clear lines of accountability, we do improve the coherence, effectiveness, and efficiency of the UN at the country level.”

UN agencies in the country

In Tajikistan the UNCT comprises of the following 21 different UN agencies. 687 staff members work together towards achieving the MDGs.

  • FAO
  • IFAD
  • IFC
  • ILO
  • IOM
  • IMF
  • OCHA
  • UNV
  • UN Women
  • World Bank

Monthly UN Country Team meetings include regular updates on political issues in Tajikistan and on different initiatives from the UN agencies. At these meetings, key UN assistance issues are discussed and decisions are made concerning the UN system’s contribution to the achievement of the national development agenda.

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