Joint programmes budget

Which budget categories should be used?

Given the differences in the financial rules and procedures of the various UN  Agencies, joint programmes should use the UNDG Harmonized Budget Categories when preparing the programme’s budget. These include: 1. Staff and other personnel costs; 2. Supplies, Commodities, Materials; 3. Equipment, Vehicles and furniture including Depreciation; 4. Contractual Services; 5. Travel; 6.

Costs of allocated staff from agencies for the execution of the programme can be included as matching funds?

As pointed out in the SDG-F's ToRs, “matching funds can come from the national government, bilateral donors, and other UN agencies, IFIs, private sector, civil society organizations, foundations or other stakeholders." The term “matching funds” points to the establishment with a partner of a political-strategic dialogue for effective development results as defined under the (Paris-Accra) Busan guidelines. It also aims to create a greater impact thanks to the greater scale of the programme. It thus does not include the cost of staff per se as co-financing.

Will the SDG-F cover formulation costs?

The SDG-F will support formulation costs (up to 10,000 USD) of those joint programmes that are preselected after all concept notes have been reviewed. There will be no advance of formulation costs for the concept note’s elaboration phase.