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Programme Planning and Reporting

Programme Planning and Reporting

Strategic Framework

The Strategic Framework is the principal policy directive of UNECE. Its objectives and strategies are derived from the policy orientations and goals set by the intergovernmental organs. The Strategic Framework translates Member States’ priorities as set out in legislation adopted by the General Assembly, ECOSOC and UNECE intergovernmental bodies into subprogrammes (substantive areas of work) financed from the regular budget and extrabudgetary resources. The Strategic Framework covers a period of two consecutive calendar years and serves as the basis for programme planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
Following the General Assembly's decision to change from a biennial to an annual budget period on a trial basis starting from 2020 (resolution 72/266), the preparation of the Strategic Framework as a separated document has been discontinued.

Programme Budget

Following the General Assembly’s decision to change from a biennial to an annual budget period from 2020 (resolution 72/266), the Programme Budget document provides the following information:
(i) A forward by the Head of the Department providing key messages and value proposition by the department relating to the proposed resources;
(ii) An overall orientation which summarizes the entity’s objectives and responsibilities, outlining the specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the objectives are aligned with, and highlighting the entity’s new mandates, strategy and evaluation activities for the next planning period; and
(iii) Subprogrammes’ frameworks detailing their objectives, alignment with SDGs and the most significant actual and planned results, and providing a consolidated list of deliverables implemented by each subprogramme.
Furthermore, the Programme Budget includes a summary of the proposed post and non-post resources required to achieve the objectives for the planning period. 
UNECE activities are programmed through three regular budget sections: Section 20 (Economic development in Europe), Section 23 (Regular Programme on Technical Cooperation) and Section 35 (UN Development Account).
Beginning from 2020, the Proposed Programme Budget covers a period of one calendar year.


 2016-2017 biennium

2014-2015 biennium


Programme Performance Reporting

The Programme Performance Report (PPR) provides an overview of the results achieved, lessons learned, and obstacles to implementation. 
The PPR is reviewed by the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), the main subsidiary organ of ECOSOC and the UN General Assembly responsible for programme planning and coordination. UNECE’s results are included as a chapter of the Secretary-General’s Programme Performance Report.