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Background and Context
The UNDAP provides the overarching framework for the work of the United Nations in Rwanda and covers the period of 2013 to 2018. The UNDAP is in line with the national priorities under the Economic Development Poverty Reduction Strategy 2 (EDPRS 2), the Millennium Declaration and the Framework of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).The UNDAP is reviewed annually to assess key achievements for the year and contributions of each UN agency against each outcome detailed in the document.
The UNDAP has focused on three core results areas through which the UN will contribute to the national development agenda:
- Inclusive Economic Transformation;
- Accountable Governance;
- And Human Development/Foundational Issues (includes Humanitarian Response and Disaster Management as a sub-area).
These three focus areas respond directly to the key priorities articulated in EDPRS 2: Rapid Economic Growth; Youth Productivity and Employment; Rural Development; and Accountable Governance. Importantly, as an innovation to Delivering as One globally, the UNDAP contains as an integral component the Rwanda One UN Business Operations Strategy (BoS) for the acceleration and consolidation of the UN Operating as One.
The UNDAP uses the results-based management approach (RBM) and each UNDAP results area includes a set of key Programmes Outcomes and related outputs. The RBM and M&E Matrices elaborate concrete and measurable products to be delivered by the UN system in the context of Delivering as One and the contribution of specific UN Agencies. Measurable progress towards these Country Programme Outcomes is required in order to achieve the overall objectives of the UNDAP 2013-2018.
In terms of monitoring the implementation of UNDAP programme, two annual reports for 2013 and 2014. The UNCT has now decided to conduct a Mid-Term Review (MTR) before end of 2015, which marks the mid - point between the start of the UNDAP. The MTR will be based on the UNDAP Results Matrix, Joint Programmes, taking into account the existing M&E systems and the available information from previous reviews as well as data from the UN system and the development partners.
Development Context – Global
September 2015 marks the end date for the MDGs. The UN Summit at the General Assembly in September is expected to see world leaders agree upon the new development agenda for the post-2015 era. In December 2014 the UN Secretary General published a report that synthesized the full range of inputs available on the post-2015 development agenda, as an input to the intergovernmental negotiations. The report proposes one universal and transformative agenda for sustainable development, underpinned by rights, and with people and the planet at the center. An integrated set of six essential elements is provided to help frame and reinforce the sustainable development agenda and ensure that the ambition and vision expressed by Member States communicates and is delivered at the country level:
- Dignity : to end poverty and fight inequality;
- People : to ensure healthy lives, knowledge and the inclusion of women and children;
- Prosperity : to grow a strong, inclusive and transformative economy;
- Planet : to protect our ecosystems for all societies and our children;
- Justice : to promote safe and peaceful societies and strong institutions; and
- Partnership : to catalyse global solidarity for sustainable development.
Contributing to the six elements, are the 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets put forward by an open working group of the General Assembly.
Development Context – National
The Government of Rwanda fully adheres to the globally felt need of promoting sustainable development by especially mainstreaming its principles into economic transformation strategies through the umbrella of EDPRS 2. Rwanda is recognized as one of the few countries that are likely to meet the majority of the MDGs. The Country has therefore been selected to share with the rest of the World its best practices and experience throughout the MDGs era through the ongoing Post 2015 Consultations. Rwanda contributed to the inclusive dialogue on ‘’ Building Effective and Strong Institutions’’ thematic area of the Consultations for which the Country Report has been submitted in November 2014. In the area of rural productivity, employment, governance, climate change and disaster risk reduction, Rwanda continues to put in place regulatory and policy framework to pursue sustainable progress. In September 2014, the Government of Rwanda officially launched the Fund for the Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA), a ground breaking initiative and the biggest of its kind in Africa. Rwanda is committed to using well researched evidences for policy making and planning. The 2012 General Population and Housing Census results published in March 2014 showed an unprecedented demographic dividend for Rwanda with a predominance of the working age population. Employment creation is seriously taken as one of the pillars of the economic transformation pathways. This is evidenced by the EDPRS 2 target of creating at least 200,000 new jobs annually. The year 2014 marked a number of events officiating the setting up of enabling policy framework to that end.
Women economic empowerment is another major policy orientation for Rwanda besides its noticeable advancement in empowering them in decision making after topping the list globally in having highest representation of women in parliament.
The tender document (RFP) is attached hereto. It can also be found on UNDP Rwanda website: http://www.rw.undp.org/content/rwanda/en/home/operations/procurement/notices/
Should your company want to apply, please send your offer to:
United Nations Development Programme
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Attention to: Head of Procurement Unit
Or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline, 28 August 2015 at 12h00 PM (Kigali time: GMT +2)