Recognizing the mandate of UNAIDS to monitor the trend of the epidemic and also the need for the Secretariat to be accountable, it recommends that the Secretariat:
12.1 Proceed with parts of the plan that are implementable immediately.
12.2 Ensure an ongoing sufficient commitment to monitoring and evaluation in terms of staff and operating funds.
12.3 Draw upon additional external expertise to assist in these processes.
12.4 Focus immediate efforts on refining the performance evaluation plan in close collaboration with the MERG (Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group).
12.5 Continue to have a transparent process with consideration being given to independent/external evaluation of the planning process at some later stage.
12.6 Link performance management with the overall UNAIDS budget cycle, workplan and core tasks.