Pillar III




UNDAF outcome 9: By 2015, national actors have enhanced capacity to promote, protect and enjoy human rights, constitutional rights and accessibility to efficient and accountable justice systems, as enshrined in the Constitution and in line with international and regional instruments, standards and norms. 


UNDAF outcome 10: By 2015, national and sub-national actors utilize improved mechanisms that promote inclusiveness, participation, transparency, accountability and responsiveness in national development processes.  


UNDAF outcome 11: By 2015, capacities of national, local and community institutions strengthened for evidence-based planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, leadership and decision-making. 


UNDAF pillar 3 focuses on strengthening national capacities to build a stable democratic and development-oriented state that ensures access to quality basic services, inclusive participation, good governance, human rights and an effective and efficient justice system. 


The United Nations is known as a credible partner in these areas, with a clear mandate to support national capacities to implement national human rights commitments, track progress on the Millennium Development Goals and support countries in achieving their national goals within the MDG framework. The United Nations has expertise to facilitate the integration of a human rights-based approach to the planning and implementation of national policies, programmes and systems. It also has a good track record in building effective partnerships with government, non-governmental organizations and development partners in these areas. In addition, the United Nations is a leading partner in providing strategic support in data collection, analysis and utilization of demographic and socio-economic data for evidence-based planning and programming in line with the national strategy for the development of statistics.  


The United Nations will contribute to the attainment of these objectives through 19 outputs that include the following key strategic actions: (1) Strengthening the capacities of national actors, systems, institutions and mechanisms through an integrated approach to capacity development that focuses at the human, organizational and institutional levels; (2) Evidence-based policy advice and technical support; (3) Enhancing knowledge management systems for learning and evidence-based decision making; (4)  Integration of the human rights based approach in programmes; (5) Strengthening partnerships with the Government, civil society, media, development partners and other stakeholders and facilitating exchange; (6) Effective mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues including Gender, HIV/AIDS, Migration for Development and use of information and communication technology to facilitate effectiveness, transparency, accountability, access to information and dialogue; (7) Supporting national capacities for effective measurement of governance reforms to inform policy and programme; (8) Facilitating south-south cooperation and up-scaling of good practices for accelerated development solutions; (9) building the institutional and technical capacity of the Central Statistical Agency and sectoral ministries to collect, analyze and improve the utilization of demographic data; (10) enhancing the capacity of policymakers and planners to analyze the trends and implications of key population issues and incorporate them into national strategies; and (11) strengthening the national monitoring and evaluation system. The United Nations, together with its national partners, will ensure that the rights of women, youth and people living with HIV/AIDS are adequately addressed in all these initiatives. 


The country team will coordinate its work under this pillar through the United Nations Governance Technical Working Group (GTWG) and ensure this effort is also appropriately coordinated through engagement with the Donor Assistance Group, GTWG and other existing coordination mechanisms. 


Ten United Nations agencies (ILO, IOM, OHCHR, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNODC, UN Women and WFP) in partnership with a number of key strategic national and international development partners will jointly implement and monitor the results under pillar 3 with an estimated budget of $119,954,437.