The Joint Resource Mobilization and Partnership Strategy:
- Guides the resource mobilization for the Integrated UN Programme
- Address funding gaps identified in the Integrated Budgetary Framework.
- Prevents activities from being overly influenced by donors at the expense of national priorities by ensuring sufficient and timely funding.
In order to cover any funding gaps, the UN Country Team (UNCT), the Pillar Conveners, the Joint Communications Team and line ministries work together to mobilize resources, under the leadership of the Joint Steering Committee.
2010 – The budget was projected at around 40 million USD, nearly 21 million was expected to be resource mobilised, only 7.3 million was resource mobilised thus over 13 million remained as funding gap. The greatest share of resources was mobilised within the Democratic Governance Pillar – over 5.5 million USD.
2011 – The budget was, more realistically, projected at 23.3 million USD and 10 million were expected to be resource mobilised. This year saw decrease in resource mobilisation with 2.3 million USD mobilise and 7.7 million remaining in the funding gap. Greatest resource mobilisation in 2011 was achieved within the SEDEP Pillar – almost 1.3 million USD.
2012 – Planning was even more realistic in 2012, with the total budget targeted at almost 24.5 million USD, out of which 8.7 million is in the initial funding gap. Under the renewed RM strategy, developed by the UNCT, it is expected that the greatest resource mobilisation rate so far will be reached in 2012.
The Government permits contributions from:
- The private sector
- Foundations in Montenegro
*These donations are untaxed
Through its line Ministries, the Government ensures that adequate corresponding funds are made available to the Integrated UN programme in a timely manner. These funds consist of monetary contributions for:
- Technical assistance
Over the lifetime of the Integrated UN Programme, it is anticipated that there will be an increase in Government cost-sharing as part of the exit strategy for some Participating UN Organisations and in response to donor concerns about the sustainability of UN initiatives.
In order to pursue joint resource mobilization, the UNCT commits to:
- Quality and timely reporting to donors
- Regular information sharing with resident and non-resident donor representatives on the Integrated UN Programme and the UN Country Fund
- The preparation of an Integrated UN Programme Resource Mobilization Kit
Through the existing donor coordination mechanism, the importance of contributions to the UN Country Fund can be underlined and plans made for donor visits to project sites and donor participation in Integrated UN Programme events.
While attracting contributions to the UN Country Fund is an objective in itself, many of the Outcomes of the Integrated UN Programme will only be achieved through increasing synergies with other major development stakeholders.
It is necessary that, through the Integrated UN Programme, the existing partnership between UN organisations and the EC be strengthened further. Many Outcomes of the Integrated UN Programme are directly linked to EU accession and the RC, Heads of Agencies and Pillar Convenors must actively promote the value of the UN as a partner in the accession process.