UNDP Resident Representative submit the 1st two years Progress Report 2012-2013 of Transition Plan
18 Feb 2014
Sana’a, during a meeting with Dr. Mohammed Al-Sa’adi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Ismail Ouldcheickh Ahmed, UDNP Resident Representative handed over copy of a progress report on UNDP support during the first two years (2012-2013) of transitional period.
The report is outlining realignment of current Country Programme Document (2012-2015) of the Government of Yemen to address the Transition Plan for Stabilization and Development. In order to ensure effective response to the Government of Yemen requirements during the transition period the country office enhanced its capacity through recruitment of additional professional staff and articulated a resources mobilization strategy.
Country office also participated in setting out 2012-2013 transition period agenda resulted in the articulation and implementation of the country most critical interventions like supporting the electoral cycle in order to build a new legitimacy; setting up the bases for transitional justice; supporting national dialogue in order to create solid bases for Yemen’s future; strengthening the State’s national capacities to manage the transitional period and enhance coordination between different actors; enhancing capacity of civil society organizations, youth and women groups for their active participation in the national dialogue conference; bolstering genuine national ownership for the transitional plan; and stimulating the local economy in order to accelerate peace dividends, especially for the youth and women.
During these two years, the Progress Report indicates how UNDP Yemen was able to double the number of development partners (including new donors to Yemen) and tripled its financial resources in support of Yemen and its people. Moreover, the progress report acknowledge that the Government of Yemen leadership and trust during these two years has been essential to the achievement of critical milestones and building a promising and lasting partnership.
Dr. Al-Sa’adi acknowledges and appreciates the role and the support that UNDP has provided during the transition period and on the same time wishes Mr. Ahmed a successful reassignment to other country. The minister concluded that UNDP will remain a strategic partner to the Government of Yemen and we are looking forward working together with the UNDP Country Office to support on the implementation of the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.
The meeting was attended by officials of the Ministry of Planning and UNDP country office.