UNEP Releases 2014 Programme Performance Report
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently released the 2014 Programme Performance Report. The report takes stock of the work of the seven programs of the organization: climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production, and environment under review.
The report points to a generally positive organizational performance when evaluated using metrics in the Medium-Term Strategy 2014-2017 and Programme of Work 2014-2015. According to the report, “UNEP’s performance shows that the organization is contributing to transformational change in some key areas—such as the phase out globally of ozone-depleting substances and the subsequent recovery of the ozone layer— where UNEP has been able to leverage the strengths of partners and sustain attention on the issues over a longer-term.”
The lessons from long-term objectives, such as mitigating climate change and ozone depletion, require looking beyond specific short to medium strategy documents into a more extended timeframe (10 years or more). This lesson, as acknowledged in the report, also requires designing different performance indicators.
In addition to specific analyses of each programme’s performance, the report also includes information on budget performance, income analysis, and expenditure analysis.
The report is available here.