Note: This working document, now referred to as the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), was formerly known as the Unified Budget and Accountability Framework (UBAF) and previously as the Unified Budget and Workplan (UBW).
A multi-stakeholder consultation on the development of UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) was held on 10 March 2011 at the UNAIDS Building in Geneva. The consultation aimed to gather inputs from a wide range of partners towards the development of UBRAF.
The report of this multistakeholder consultation is now available online.
Draft Outline of UBRAF
The draft outline of the UBRAF was posted to UNAIDS’ website and open for stakeholder comments and consultation. The UBRAF comprise three components:
- A Business Plan that provides a framework to operationalize the Goals of the 2011-2015 UNAIDS Strategy through expected results and contributions of the Cosponsors and Secretariat,
- A Budget to achieve the expected results. Fund allocations are based on epidemic priorities, the performance of the Cosponsors, and the funds that Cosponsors themselves raise;
- An Accountability Framework that will measure the achievements and outcomes of the work of the Joint Programme on the global AIDS response as well as to provide a clear linkage between investment and results.
The NGO Delegation has submitted its comments on the draft. They reflect the priorities of those in attendance at the stakeholder meetings and are a collection of comments from organizations such as the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, NSWP, the Global Forum on MSM, GNP+ and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
Some of the concerns raised focus on: geographic choices; poor or lack of analysis of certain key populations; the need to be explicit about civil society strengthening and the key role of civil society; women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services; and many others.
The next draft is expected in the first week of April (see calendar here).
You can read further background information on the UBRAF and the process in this previous post on our site.