Glossary
 
Adjusted programme - the total value of all technical co-operation activities approved for a given calendar year plus all approved assistance brought forward from previous years but not yet implemented. It is against this figure - which is not identical with resources actually available - that the implementation rate is measured.

Assessed programme costs - the cost charged Member States receiving technical assistance, at present amounting to 8 per cent of the assistance actually provided from both the TCF and extrabudgetary contributions (but excluding UNDP-financed assistance).

Available financial resources - total funds available less disbursements.

Disbursements - actual cash outlays for goods provided and services rendered.

Dynamic programming - the process whereby funds released through rephasing and reprogramming are used to meet requirements of developing Member States through the implementation of approved projects for which funds would not otherwise be available; it serves to keep project planning realistic.

Earmarkings - amounts allotted for funding approved assistance awaiting implementation.

Extrabudgetary funds - funds provided by Member States for financing specific projects or activities. They also include funds received from Member States to finance assistance for themselves.These funds are separate from voluntary contributions to the Technical Assistance and Co-operation Fund.

Footnote-a/ projects - projects approved by the Board for which no immediate funds are available.

Global - under the area breakdown in the implementation summary, this represents those miscellaneous costs which cannot be attributed to individual projects or for which detailed accounting would add significantly to overhead costs. Such expenses include cost of radiation protection services, insurance premiums, UNDP field office charges, reimbursement of support services, mission cancellation costs, publication charges, etc.

Implementation - the volume of funds obligated (new obligations) in a given period.

Implementation rate - a ratio obtained by dividing implementation by the adjusted programme (expressed as a percentage), reflecting the financial rate of implementation.

In-kind - the value assigned to non-cash contributions.

Model Projects - projects responding to a real need with significant economic or social impact for the end user. These projects feature a competitive nuclear technique and require a local environment conducive to project success and sustainability.

New obligations - the sum of disbursements during the year plus year-end unliquidated obligations minus unliquidated obligations carried over from the previous year.

New resources - the total value of not previously reported funds received in a calendar year.

Overprogramming - the establishment of annual programming levels which exceed available resources.

Programme year - the year for which an activity is planned.

Programme commitments - total unliquidated obligations for the current year plus earmarkings.

Rephasing - a temporary release of funds approved for inputs which were planned for a given programme year and which cannot be implemented as scheduled. Rephasing does not change total inputs approved for a project; rather, it serves to keep project planning realistic.

Reserve Fund - an amount set aside by the Board each year for financing assistance of an urgent nature requested after the Board has approved the Regular Programme for the year in question.

Technical Co-operation Fund - at present, the main fund for the financing of the Agency's technical co-operation activities; it is supported by voluntary contributions from Member States, 8% assessed programme costs paid by Member States over assistance received and miscellaneous income.

Type II fellowship - fellowships provided by Member States at little or no cost to the Agency.

UNDP Programme - projects executed by the Agency on behalf of UNDP and its associated funds.

Unliquidated obligations - obligations incurred for which no cash outlays have yet been made.

Unobligated balance - total funds available less disbursements and less unliquidated obligations against the current year.

Upstream work - planning, discussions, analysis, and negotiations for the purpose of identification and preliminary design of programmes and projects.

 
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