Formerly known as the Unified Budget and Accountability Framework (UBAF) and previously as the Unified Budget and Workplan (UBW). The UBRAF operationalizes the UNAIDS 2011-2015 Strategy and aims to ensure that funding allocations are reaching priority areas and populations and that mechanisms are in place to hold cosponsors and UNAIDS Secretariat to account for progress toward universal access. The UBRAF was presented at the 28th PCB in June 2011.
Opening remarks at the 2016-2021 UNAIDS Unified Budget Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) consultations
Delivered by Laurel Sprague, North America NGO Delegate
As NGO members of the board, much of our public work – for example, our interventions during the PCB – involves linking the theories, practices, and intentions of the HIV response to their consequences for people and communities on the ground. This is the work that many of you see us do at the PCB. This is critical and part of the reason that there are NGO seats on the UNAIDS PCB.
Dear colleagues and friends
UNAIDS is in the process of updating and extending it’s current 2011-2015 strategy towards fast-tracked (90-90-90) targets for the period of 2016-2021 with the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The years between 2016 and 2021 are hoped be pivotal in turning tides on the epidemic. As such, UNAIDS is hosting a variety of consultations to gather ideas and recommendations from a diverse set of stakeholders.
NGO Delegate Charles King, North America
“The NGO delegation welcomes their financial report and the renewed focus on risk management in the UBRAF report. However, we would like to suggest an addition to the Joint Programme’s risk management. It concerns risk to the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS in crisis situations that do not rise to the level of a recognized humanitarian crisis. Whether in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, where political turmoil has shut off access to substitution therapy for opiates addiction as well as access to ARVs, or in Uganda, where the new homophobia law has diminished LGBT rights to health care including preventing access to treatment, services and care, and a diminished space of civil society to serve and advocate for this community, or the backlash in the Caribbean to efforts by the LGBT community to claim its rights, there are problems that impact negatively on the HIV response. Furthermore these crises are becoming more frequent.
NGO Delegate Bryan Teixeira, Europe
Unified Budget, Results, and Accountability Framework – performance reporting
NGO Delegate Laurel Sprague, North America
Unified Budget, Results, and Accountability Framework – Mid-Term Reivew
By Laurel Sprague, NGO Delegate from North America
On March 27, members of the NGO Delegation joined the UNAIDS Secretariat, cosponsors, and Member States in Geneva as part of a multi-stakeholder consultation to review progress in meeting the goals of the UNAIDS 2011-2015 Strategy. Since 2011, the mechanism used to detail, track, and report on progress toward meeting UNAIDS’ goals is the Unified Budget, Results, and Accountability Framework, known as UBRAF. This consultation was designed to gather input on the midterm review of the UBRAF; which will be presented in full at the 34th PCB in July.
by Charles King – USA & North America Delegate
Substantial change is potentially underway, measuring the overall performance of the UNAIDS Programme as well as the Programme’s performance in relation to Civil Society. UNAIDS is gearing up for its Mid-Term Review at the June 2014 PCB Meeting. As part of that process, the Secretariat hosted a technical consultation on programmatic and financial accountability on October 22nd. At this meeting, the work of two consultants, David Hales and Luisa Orza, was presented, making recommendations regarding the many indicators that are presently used to review UNAIDS performance. The key recommendation regarding the overall performance review was to relegate all but eight of the 122 indicators currently collected as background information, and to focus on the remaining eight key indicators as a set to evaluate the work of the joint program. This is intended to narrow the focus on actual outputs of the joint program, with two of the indicators clearly tying in financial accountability. The goal is a much more simplified way to review that only looks at the work of the programme itself.
Requests UNAIDS to continue to coordinate technical support and to include updates on support provided, in the context of strategic investment in national AIDS responses, as part of its regular reporting through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework;