Please provide examples of recently used management arrangements in electoral assistance programmes led by the UN.
UNDP guidance recommends a two-tiered management structure for electoral assistance programmes. One tier provides policy oversight and is normally referred to as a Steering Committee; the other tier consists of a Project Management Unit (PMU) and is responsible for implementing the project on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the UNDP recommends coordination structures to facilitate consensus amongst donors and to help minimise duplication. These coordination structures could exist at the donor level (e.g. a donor coordination mechanism) and at the stakeholder level (e.g. a stakeholder forum that includes all national stakeholders).
Bakrania, S. Management Arrangements in UN-led Electoral Assistance Programmes (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 832). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2012) 19 pp.