Decides that the Executive Director be given the discretion to programme and disburse funds received by way of contributions over and above the level of the approved Unified Budget and Workplan, subject to the following conditions:
a. The amount of funds to be programmed and disbursed under discretionary authority shall not exceed 10% of the approved budget;
b. The funds shall be used only for activities in priority areas as set out in the Strategic Framework or for investments in, or support for, the Principal Outcomes and Key Outputs as identified in the Unified Budget and Workplan;
c. The Executive Director shall submit his proposal for the use of the funds to all Members of the Programme Coordinating Board through its Bureau, who will ensure its conformity with the above criteria. Any proposal shall be deemed approved if no written objection to the proposal is received by the Bureau within a period of 14 days from the date of notification of the proposal;
d. The use of the funds under the Executive Director’s discretionary authority should be reported to the 22nd meeting of the Programme Coordinating Board; and
e. The Programme Coordinating Board will review the experience with this procedure at the end of three years.