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The UN Country Fund

In line with the Delivering as One strategy,the UN Country Fund is designed to maximize the effectiveness of the UN system in Montenegro by pooling un-earmarked non-core resources into a common fund. This ensures support for top national strategic priorities, as defined by the Integrated UN Programme and Budgetary Framework.

Donors to the UN Country Fund are encouraged to contribute on a multi-year basis, with un-earmarked resources, to the extent possible.  This enhances predictability and helps to ensure that funding decisions are made based on top national development priorities. If this is not possible, donors may earmark funds for a specific Pillar of the Integrated UN Programme.

The UN Country Fund is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office)of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.

All Participating UN Organisations with funding gaps are eligible to receive resource allocations from the UN Country Fund.  However, the unfunded output(s), project(s) or component(s) of Joint Programmes must be reflected in the Integrated UN Programme, Results and Budgetary Framework, in the UN Annual Work Plan and must be outlined in more detailed agency-specific project documents and work plans.  The Participating UN Organisation must have signed the MOU with the AA concerning the UN Country Fund.