APRP First Quarter Progress Report 2014
Since 2010, the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) has worked to promote peace, reconciliation and security in Afghan communities through various outreach, reintegration, and community recovery initiatives. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has provided support to the peace and reintegration efforts of the Afghan government through assisting the High Peace Council (HPC), Joint Secretariat (JS) for APRP, Financial Oversight Committee Secretariat (FOCS) and partner Line Ministries (LMs) in the implementation of this Afghan-led programme. UNDP supports the APRP in partnership with international partners including the Force Reintegration Cell (FRIC) of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
APRP has three funding “windows”, (A, B, and C) which are funded through the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Trust Fund (APRTF). Within this funding configuration, Window B is managed by UNDP, but UNDP technical support is provided to support the management of all three windows. In 2014, UNDP is focusing on supporting the APRP in working towards the achievement of four main outputs: 1) All three windows of the Peace and Reintegration Trust Fund are effectively managed; 2) APRP central structures effectively deliver planning, monitoring, coordination and reporting on key components of APRP; 3) Subnational structures of APRP effectively deliver key components at the local level; 4) Contributions made to sustainable peace and reintegration in provinces through financial and programmatic support to the line ministries' community recovery programmes. Progress was made in Q1 towards the achievement of outputs as follows.
As the APRP budget for 2014 was not approved until the end of Q1 on 30 March, APRP operated on an emergency budget for the period between January and February mainly to support operational costs of ongoing activities. Thus, Q1 was focused on completing procedures necessary for budget approval, and programme implementation will accelerate in Q2.