United Nations Development Assistance Framework
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is a planning framework between the government and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) that describes the collective contribution of the United Nations towards national development. The UNDAF provides a system-wide overview of key UN strategies at country level in support of national priorities, policies and plans, while ensuring coordination, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency for maximum impact. The UNDAF shows where the United Nations can contribute most effectively, based on its comparative advantage, to the achievement of national development priorities. UNDAFs are normally aligned to the national planning cycle and undergo annual reviews.
The Sudan UNDAF 2018-2021 is the third of its kind in the country and was signed between the Government of Sudan and the United Nations on 25 April 2017 during an official ceremony attended by government representatives and the UNCT. The process that led to this signature entailed extensive consultations between the Government and 20 UN entities in Sudan working on development since the process was launched in 2015. This UNDAF incorporates the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda and outlines how the UNCT aims to contribute towards sustainable development.
The document is based on the ambition of a One UN Framework, and is built on a common needs and root cause analysis and shared strategic development outcomes