Management Arrangements in UN-led Electoral Assistance Programmes (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 832)

Abstract

Query

Please provide examples of recently used management arrangements in electoral assistance programmes led by the UN.

Overview

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).

Citation

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.

Management Arrangements in UN-led Electoral Assistance Programmes (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 832)

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