UN Agencies and partners discuss Results Based Budgeting for UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.
- Today, the United Nations Country Team in Turkmenistan and partners convened the first online orientation session on Results-based Budgeting (RBB) for the Funding Framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).
During the session, Mr. Chakib Zouaghi, Partnerships & Programme Officer for the Arab States, United Nations Regional Development Coordination Office (UN DCO), made a presentation on the Results-based Budgeting and its place in the UNSDCF cycle.
The Results-based budgeting approach is applied to develop costings of outputs and required budget projections according to the guidelines on the Funding Framework of the UNSDCF.
As an addition to the Results-based Management (RBM), the RBB approach is beyond the limitations of the traditional budgeting and allows to achieve more performance-based and results-driven outcomes.
“Well-developed RBM approach at the planning stage is the main precondition for using the RBB. As a time-consuming method, the RBB will take more time at the beginning of the programming/planning and will save a lot of time for the future monitoring and evaluation processes” noted Mr. Chakib Zouaghi.
The purpose of the session is an introduction to the RBB approach for the Results groups; agree on the prepared tool for the costing exercise as a part of the UNSDCF Funding Framework development process. The session was organized with support of the United Nations Regional Development Coordination Office for Europe and Central Asia.
On 14 March 2020, the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations System in Turkmenistan signed the 2021-2025 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework. To ensure effective implementation of the Cooperation Framework outcomes and to promote stronger linkages between program priorities and related Sustainable Development Goals, the Government and the UN agreed to establish the Outcome Results Groups.