UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. Reflecting Lebanon's key development priorities, UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Lebanon, set two overall goals:
- Enhancing national decision-making capacity for human development that involves bringing about modern institutions that can effectively support private sector development and rally the energy and initiative of civil society around a strategic vision for national development. It implies reshaping and strengthening institutional structures and systems, and developing targeted profiles of skilled human resources and decision-making tools for more effective resource management.
- Promoting and implementing a rights-based approach to development through the promotion of equity, with a focus on poverty, productive employment, the environment, health and education, and the reduction of disparities between regions and groups
UNDP is the main implementing agency for the TOKTEN programme. UNDP will cover the costs of employing volunteers through the normal contractual obligations with TOKTEN volunteers according to UNDP rules and regulations.
UNDP will arrange payment of the allowances directly to the TOKTEN volunteer.
UNDP secures the services of TOKTEN volunteers. It takes 10 days to 3 months, much less time than is normally required for consultancies.
The host institution provides the TOKTEN volunteer with all facilities (working space, communication facilities, internal transportation, etc.) and logistic supports needed to prepare and achieve his/her mission.
When the host institution could, TOKTEN will ask for in kind (accommodation) or financial contributions.