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Sep
27
2022

MOPAN co-hosts UNGA77 Side Event on COVID-19 with Finland & Switzerland UN Missions

MOPAN, with the support of the Permanent Missions of Finland and Switzerland to the United Nations, is hosting a side event at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, “More Than the Sum of Its Parts?: The Multilateral Response to COVID-19. The event, which will take place at 10:00 EST (16:00 CEST) in New York in a virtual format, will convene a panel of high-level speakers to discuss strengthening policy and operational coherence at the global, regional and country levels to address systemic challenges. It includes pandemic preparedness and response, promoting a coordinated, whole-of-society response to future crises and "building back better," which addresses the need to regain lost ground on the SDGs. The basis for discussion is the upcoming study from the Network in MOPAN’s “Lessons in Multilateral Effectiveness” series, which will published mid-November. A study overview is available at https://bit.ly/MOPAN_COVID19.
Sep
21
2022

Report Overview: More Than the Sum of its Parts? The Multilateral Response to COVID-19

In advance of UNGA77, MOPAN has produced a COVID-19 report overview highlighting lessons and key policy considerations, which explore the obstacles MOs faced in responding to the needs of host countries during the crisis. It also addresses the supporting and constraining factors in building a better co-ordinated response for emergency needs. The report, "More Than the Sum of its Parts? The Multilateral Response to COVID-19" will be published in October 2022, as part of MOPAN's study series, "Lessons in Multilateral Effectiveness".
Aug
31
2022

Release of MOPAN's Assessment report of the Global Fund

MOPAN releases the findings of its Assessment report of the Global Fund at 15:00 CEST (Paris). MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of the Global Fund were France, the Republic of Korea, and the United States. MOPAN’s report on the Global Fund is the first of seven assessments that will be released as part of the MOPAN 2021 Assessment cycle. It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Jun
24
2022

Launch of "Rethinking Effective Organisations" at ECOSOC

What constitutes good performance, accountability and supports policy to practice in humanitarian organisations? MOPAN's Head, Suzanne Steensen, will discuss at the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in ECOSOC's side event, System-Wide Change for Greater Accountability to People Affected by Crisis, at 14:30 CEST. Ms. Steensen will discuss MOPAN's recent study, Rethinking Effective Humanitarian Organisations, the latest in the MOPAN series, Lessons in Multilateral Effectiveness.
Jun
17
2022

Launch of World Bank Survey

In the context of the ongoing assessment of the World Bank, MOPAN is launching a survey for World Bank partners working closely with the organisation to gather perceptions on how it performs and understanding of practice. The survey results, on top of constituting a substantive dataset in itself, are key for triangulating and verifying the other two evidence streams (documents and interviews) used in MOPAN assessments. The survey is expected to close at the end of July 2022.
Apr
7
2022

MOPAN Spring Steering Committee

MOPAN members met virtually at the first Steering Committee of 2022 and re-committed to delivering MOPAN’s ambitious strategic vision for multilateral effectiveness. The Steering Committee will reconvene on 20-21 October in Paris.
Mar
24
2022

Launch of African Development Bank Survey

In its ongoing assessment of the African Development Bank (AfDB), MOPAN has launched the MOPAN Survey on AfDB partners. In this context, MOPAN gathered insights from AfDB partners working closely with the organisation including informed perspectives and understanding of practice. This survey provides a substantive dataset and is key for triangulating and verifying the other two evidence streams (documents and interviews). Expected survey closure date: 21 April 2022.
Mar
8
2022

Launch of Inter-American Development Bank Survey

In its ongoing assessment of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), MOPAN has launched the MOPAN Survey on IDB partners. In this context, MOPAN gathered insights from IDB partners working closely with the organisation including informed perspectives and understanding of practice. This survey provides a substantive dataset and is key for triangulating and verifying the other two evidence streams (documents and interviews). Expected survey closure date: 30 March 2022.
Feb
24
2022

e-Launch of MOPAN's Assessment report of UNICEF

MOPAN presents the findings of its Assessment report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) at 16:00 CEST (Paris). MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNICEF were Switzerland and the United States. MOPAN’s report on UNICEF is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle. It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Jan
28
2022

MOPAN’s Assessment report briefing to UNDP to member states

MOPAN presents the findings of its Assessment report of the United Nations Development Programme to UNDP member states, virtually at 15:00 CEST (Paris). MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNDP were Switzerland and the United Kingdom. MOPAN’s report on UNDP is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle. It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Jan
14
2022

e-Launch of MOPAN's Assessment report of UNOPS

MOPAN presents the findings of its Assessment report of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)at 17:00 CEST (Paris). MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNOPS were France and the United States. MOPAN’s report on UNOPS is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Jan
3
2022

2022 MOPAN Chair: Switzerland

Switzerland has assumed the chairmanship of MOPAN in 2022 and will be represented by Ambassador Christian Frutiger, Assistant Director General and Head of Global Cooperation at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In this capacity, Mr. Frutiger leads the SDC’s thematic global programmes climate change, water, migration, public health and food security. He is also responsible for resource allocation and policy dialogue with Switzerland’s priority multilateral organisations. Prior to joining the SDC, Mr. Frutiger served as Vice President and Global Head of Public Affairs at the Nestlé Group, which included SDG alignment, non-financial reporting and stakeholder engagement. In his earlier career, Mr. Frutiger gained extensive experience in the humanitarian field, working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with missions in the CIS, Latin America, Africa and Afghanistan, and as Deputy Head of Operations for Eastern Europe and Head of the Major Donor Relations Unit at headquarters. Mr. Frutiger holds an MA in Translation, a BA in Russian and Political Science and an Executive MSc in Communications Management.
Dec
17
2021

e-Launch of MOPAN Data Platform

The MOPAN Data Platform is an upgraded version of the MOPAN Repository, for member's use in accessing MOPAN performance data on multilateral organisations. The performance database has been updated with data from 31 multilateral organisations assessed during the 2015-16, 2017-18 and 2019 cycles under the MOPAN 3.0 and 3.0* Methodologies.
Dec
17
2021

MOPAN’s Assessment report of UNICEF now available

The 2020 MOPAN Assessment and performance brief of the United Nations Children's Fund are now available. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNICEF were Switzerland and the United States. MOPAN’s report on the UNICEF is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Dec
13
2021

Market Consultation: Call for editorial service providers

We are seeking highly-skilled editors with capacities to produce and deliver outstanding quality content for MOPAN web and publications. To participate in the Market Consultation, please email: cara.yakush@mopanonline.org. Deadline: 11 January 2022, 23:59 CET (Paris).
Dec
3
2021

MOPAN Assessment report of UNDP now available

The 2020 MOPAN Assessment and performance brief of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are now available. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNDP were Switzerland and the United Kingdom. MOPAN’s report on the UNDP is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Nov
23
2021

e-Launch of MOPAN’s Assessment report of UNEP

MOPAN presents the findings of its Assessment report of the United Nations Environment Programme virtually at 14:30 CEST. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNEP were Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland. MOPAN’s report on UNEP is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Nov
17
2021

MOPAN's Assessment report of UNEP now available

The 2020 MOPAN Assessment and performance brief of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are now available. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNEP were Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland. MOPAN’s report on the UNEP is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Nov
16
2021

e-Launch of MOPAN’s Assessment report of the ILO

MOPAN presents the findings of its Assessment report of the International Labour Organization virtually at 10:00 CEST. The assessment of the ILO looks at the first and oldest specialised agency of the UN that has just celebrated its centenary. It has made significant improvements since 2017, when it was last assessed. A key strength is its coherent strategic framework, built on the long-term vision that the ILO’s Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work provides. ILO is seen as an important value-added to the UN System, with its tripartite structure including labour union and employers’ representatives, its technical expertise and its normative work around labour standards. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNOPS were Denmark and Sweden. MOPAN’s report on the ILO is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Nov
10
2021

MOPAN's Assessment report of ILO now available

The 2020 MOPAN Assessment and performance brief of the International Labour Organization (ILO) are now available. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNOPS were Denmark and Sweden. MOPAN’s report on the ILO is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Oct
29
2021

MOPAN's Assessment report of UNOPS now available

The 2020 MOPAN Assessment and performance brief of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) are now available. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of UNOPS were France and the United States. MOPAN’s report on UNOPS is one of six assessments released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021). It applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Oct
27
2021

MOPAN & Government of Luxembourg Co-host High-Level Climate Change Roundtable

MOPAN, with the support of the Government of Luxembourg, are organising a High-Level Roundtable of Multilateral Organisation Leaders, Ministers and senior level officials will meet today to discuss concrete steps that can be implemented by stakeholders to strengthen the multilateral response to climate change. The basis of discussion will be supported by the findings of MOPAN's report: Pulling Together: The Multilateral Response to Climate Change. Today's event will be begin at 14:00 CEST. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/CCRoundtableRegistration
Oct
22
2021

The EU joins MOPAN as official observer

The European Union (EU) has formally become a MOPAN Observer, joining the Network for a period of twelve months. The EU has a history of close engagement with the Network, and the formalisation of the relationship will enrich MOPAN’s discussions and approaches with new ideas and viewpoints. It will also considerably strengthen MOPAN’s collective voice. The Network now includes 21 members and observers, and represents 90.4% of total contributions to the multilateral system by official providers. MOPAN’s Chair, Tara Denham, Director General, Evaluation and Results, Global Affairs Canada, welcomed the EU’s request and noted the excellent alignment between MOPAN’s activities and the EU’s efforts to support the 2030 Agenda through a robust, rules-based multilateral system that can overcome today’s challenges in order to build a better future. Suzanne Steensen, Head of MOPAN Secretariat, also welcomed the news saying, “In this period of unprecedented challenges, MOPAN remains committed to promoting effectiveness in the multilateral system, and our partnership with the EU helps us deliver this goal". For further information on MOPAN’s engagement with the EU, please contact secretariat@mopanonline.org.
Oct
14
2021

e-Launch of MOPAN’s Assessment report of OCHA

MOPAN presents the findings of its Assessment report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) virtually at 14:00 CEST. The MOPAN assessment of OCHA lands at a crucial moment for the organisation as it considers its new Strategic Plan and budget going forward, amidst a recent change in leadership. OCHA reports using the assessment in their internal processes and alongside the OCHA Donor Support Group to have evidenced-based discussions on the best way forward for the organisation. The assessment shows an organisation much-improved since MOPAN’s previous assessment in 2015-16 and that OCHA was able to nimbly respond to COVID-19, though the agency still faces a number of crucial gaps in its performance management systems. MOPAN’s report on OCHA is the first of six assessments that will be released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021); it applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Oct
8
2021

MOPAN's Assessment report of OCHA now available

The 2020 MOPAN Assessment and performance brief of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are now available. MOPAN Institutional Leads for the assessment of OCHA were the Republic of Korea and the United States. MOPAN’s report on OCHA is the first of six assessments that will be released during the MOPAN 2020 Assessment cycle (Q4, 2021); it applies the most recent iteration of the MOPAN methodology—MOPAN 3.1.
Jul
29
2021

e-Launch of Pulling Together: The Multilateral Response to Climate Change

2015 marked a historic year for multilateral mobilisation on climate—but 2021 is a make or break year for implementing the climate agenda. MOPAN’s most recent study, Pulling Together: The Multilateral Response to Climate Change, in the series Lessons in Multilateral Effectiveness, identifies the key factors affecting the multilateral system in addressing the uneven progress that has been made since the Paris Agreement on advancing SDG 13. The report reviews how multilateral organisations and the multilateral system are responding to climate change within the context of the Paris Agreement and SDG13, at global and country level.
Jun
23
2021

Presentation of findings of MOPAN study on UNDS Reform to United Nations Member States

The Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations convened United Nations Member States for a presentation the findings of the latest MOPAN report, Is this time different? UNDS Reform: Progress, challenges and opportunities. The release of the report coincides with ongoing negotiations around the UN Secretary General’s review of the Resident Coordinator system--one of the transformation areas addressed in the MOPAN study that has showed positive progress for the success of UNDS Reform.
Jun
16
2021

e-Launch of Lessons in Multilateral Effectiveness - Is this time different? UNDS Reform: Progress, challenges and opportunities

The UNDS reforms have been a demanding undertaking for the UNDS entities, UN Secretariat, and Member States alike as they strive toward a more coherent, cohesive, and better positioned United Nations Development System (UNDS) to support delivery of the 2030 Agenda. As Member States consider a resolution to take the reforms forward, and in the context of the Secretary General’s comprehensive review of the RC system and its funding, MOPAN is releasing, Lessons in Multilateral Performance - Is this time different? UNDS Reform: progress, challenges, and opportunities. The study provides unique, independent perspective on the UNDS reforms’ progress in select transformation areas, the underlying drivers affecting the reform and associated risks and challenges. It also emphasises immediate areas for attention and further enquiry as the reform continues to evolve.
Jun
14
2021

MOPAN presents at CHS Alliance SEAH standards event

MOPAN will participate in CHS Alliance’s webinar, “Raising the Standard of PSEAH” presenting recent work on preventing sexual exploitation abuse and harassment (PSEAH). It will feature MOPAN’s updated methodology indicators for assessing organisational performance in PSEAH and Note for practitioners, important tools for creating joint benchmarks, monitoring, and learning for organisations in PSEAH.
May
18
2021

Market Consultation: Call for design service providers

We are seeking a highly-skilled graphic designer with capacities to produce and deliver outstanding quality assessments and reports. Designers should have a core focus on creative, interactive, adaptive solutions to presenting MOPAN’s work in visually coherent and effective way. To participate in the Market Consultation, please email: cara.yakush@mopanonline.org. Deadline: 1 June 18:00 CEST