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I am now pleased at this point in time to report that the Organization has achieved relevance, financial stability, improved technical cooperation delivery and quality of services offered through more focused activities. (...) The Director-General is grateful to the External Auditor and the audit team for their constructive suggestions for improving the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the financial procedures, the accounting system, the internal financial controls and, in general, the administration and management of the Organization, as called for under financial regulation 11.4. (...) The comments of the Auditor on the improved collection rate of assessed contributions and arrears; on the distinct drop in the unencumbered balances of appropriations (i.e. 96.4 per cent implementation of the approved regular budget); on improved technical cooperation delivery in 2001 and the positive outlook for future years have been noted with satisfaction.
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Score: 635239.8 - https://www.unido.org/sites/de...les/2006-10/pbc_0255513e_0.pdf
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Mali Nyèsigiso Client Training on Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, and Child Labour *Weak evidence that training increased the percieved age at which children should start full- time work *Weak evidence that awareness about the importance of secondary schooling improved *Incidence of child labour decreased for girl children *Results show that the number of fainting spells in adults on the job have decreased in connection with the innovation. (...) *Inconclusive results for: -Debt- and precaution-related financial attitudes, -Financial behaviour/risk management. 1) Continue to implement the GYB-SYB training and roll out to other branches; 2) Continue to track progress on the client level as part of NWTF’s social performance agenda; 3) Monitor the quality of the training delivery and regularly strengthen the entrepreneurship knowledge and training skills of NWTF staff; 4) Consider applying a community-based approach for extending the GYB training; and 5) Share tools, methodologies, and findings from the action research through national and international MFI networks to encourage efforts in improving clients’ risk management and to promote the concept of Decent Work. Philippines Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) Emergency Savings Product (Individual Emergency Fund) *Strongest results: -Cross-borrowing and repayment difficulties decreased (positive impact on overindebtedness/multiple borrowing), -Improvement of precaution-related financial attitudes *Inconclusive results: -Financial behaviour/risk management -Vulnerability * Negative result: -Clients took less insurance (negative impact on asset building) 1) Continue to implement the Individual Emergency Fund and the Wealth training and roll out to other branches; 2) Continue to track progress on the client level as part of NWTF’s social performance agenda and incorporate into NWTF’s tailored PPI tool; 3) Monitor the quality of the training delivery and regularly strengthen the risk management knowledge and training skills of NWTF staff; 4) Share tools, methodologies, and findings from the action research through national and international MFI networks to encourage efforts in improving clients’ risk management and to promote the concept of Decent Work.
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Score: 635158.3 - www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/grou...tdocumentation/wcms_186865.pdf
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Mali Nyèsigiso Client Training on Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, and Child Labour *Weak evidence that training increased the percieved age at which children should start full- time work *Weak evidence that awareness about the importance of secondary schooling improved *Incidence of child labour decreased for girl children *Results show that the number of fainting spells in adults on the job have decreased in connection with the innovation. (...) *Inconclusive results for: -Debt- and precaution-related financial attitudes, -Financial behaviour/risk management. 1) Continue to implement the GYB-SYB training and roll out to other branches; 2) Continue to track progress on the client level as part of NWTF’s social performance agenda; 3) Monitor the quality of the training delivery and regularly strengthen the entrepreneurship knowledge and training skills of NWTF staff; 4) Consider applying a community-based approach for extending the GYB training; and 5) Share tools, methodologies, and findings from the action research through national and international MFI networks to encourage efforts in improving clients’ risk management and to promote the concept of Decent Work. Philippines Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) Emergency Savings Product (Individual Emergency Fund) *Strongest results: -Cross-borrowing and repayment difficulties decreased (positive impact on overindebtedness/multiple borrowing), -Improvement of precaution-related financial attitudes *Inconclusive results: -Financial behaviour/risk management -Vulnerability * Negative result: -Clients took less insurance (negative impact on asset building) 1) Continue to implement the Individual Emergency Fund and the Wealth training and roll out to other branches; 2) Continue to track progress on the client level as part of NWTF’s social performance agenda and incorporate into NWTF’s tailored PPI tool; 3) Monitor the quality of the training delivery and regularly strengthen the risk management knowledge and training skills of NWTF staff; 4) Share tools, methodologies, and findings from the action research through national and international MFI networks to encourage efforts in improving clients’ risk management and to promote the concept of Decent Work.
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Score: 635158.3 - https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/gro...tdocumentation/wcms_186865.pdf
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This will be the case with improving the economic impact of remittances. The technology is already available; what is needed are entrepreneurial business plans, appropriate regulatory frameworks, and financial literacy. (...) A challenge for governments and civil society will be to improve financial literacy among transnational families while at the same time undertaking the institutional changes necessary for lowering the risks and costs (in time and money) facing these families when they choose to spend, save, or invest their remittances. (...) ENCOURAGE FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION Public authorities should facilitate the mainstreaming of remittances into financial institutions by improving regulatory and financial sector frameworks.
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Score: 634160.94 - https://www.un.org/en/developm...expert/8/P10_DeVasconcelos.pdf
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In 2017, project financial audit results were categorized as ‘no rating’. 5. (...) While 50 per cent of audits had a satisfactory rating (44 per cent in 2017), the audits nonetheless identified areas for improvement. 6. In addition to the criteria above on the audit ratings for individual audits, the below quantitative and qualitative data was considered as part of forming the overall opinion for 2018: · Quantitative matters – (a) for project financial audits in 2018, the cumulative financial impact of project audit reports with a qualified opinion was $781,431 ($139,315 in 2017)[footnoteRef:1]; (b) for project internal control reports, the financial impact of audit observations was $69,928 ($171,247 in 2017); (c) in 2018, IAIG substantiated $130,725 in fraud, compared to $268,507 in 2017; and (d) in 2018, IAIG identified $93,588 in payments to sanctioned vendors ($311,188 in 2017), $15,283 in duplicate payments ($30,144 in 2017), and a fall in the frequency of retroactively approved ICA awards across UNOPS, from 27 per cent in the first six months of 2018 to 16 per cent in the last six months. [1: The financial impact of project audits for 2018 relates to one project. (...) Based on the scope of work undertaken in 2018, in IAIG’s opinion, the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control in the reports issued in 2018 were, in aggregate, “partially satisfactory (some improvement needed)”. This means that they were generally established and functioning but needed some improvement.
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Score: 634077.73 - https://www.undp.org/sites/g/f...OPS2019-4%20-%20Annex%205.docx
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Frank Swedlove of Canada, today confirmed the completion of the negotiations on financial services.In all twenty-nine WTO Members (counting the EU as one) have agreed to sign the protocol stating their intention to implement improved schedules of commitments by no later than 30 June 1996. A decision related to the protocol also states the willingness of members to comply with the improved schedules immediately, so long as it is consistent with existing domestic legislation. (...) Without these efforts, the negotiations on financial services would have certainly led to failure.
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Score: 634035.55 - https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres95_e/addpr2.htm
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It made recommendations about the need for the applicant to improve her management skills and that, pending improvement, renewal of her contract be for a limited period. (...) During this time I expect you to demonstrate a clear improvement in your managerial performance and your relations with your staff … [Any] further extension of your contract will be made contingent on a demonstrable improvement in staff-management relations and in the atmosphere in the UNIC. 28. (...) At the same time, his insistence on improvement of managerial performance was not, of itself, misplaced, having regard to the terms of the report, though quite what would be regarded as such an improvement needed to be made clear: smiling faces would have not answered one assumes; nor would the approval of staff of the applicant’s management. 29.
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Score: 633971.24 - www.un.org/en/internalj...dt/judgments/undt-2010-110.pdf
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Asset management There have been improvements in asset management, partially driven by the implementation of more stringent accounting standards (IPSAS). The Board notes improvements in the levels of both physical verification rates, and the value of ‘not yet found’ assets. (...) In separate sections of the report the Board highlights the need for strengthened managerial oversight of budgets, for example: in construction projects; and the need for improved evaluation of outturn versus budgets to identify the scope for improved cost- effectiveness in air operations.
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Score: 633811.33 - https://www.un.org/en/auditors...ning%20statement%20-%20PKO.pdf
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Asset management There have been improvements in asset management, partially driven by the implementation of more stringent accounting standards (IPSAS). The Board notes improvements in the levels of both physical verification rates, and the value of ‘not yet found’ assets. (...) In separate sections of the report the Board highlights the need for strengthened managerial oversight of budgets, for example: in construction projects; and the need for improved evaluation of outturn versus budgets to identify the scope for improved cost- effectiveness in air operations.
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Score: 633811.33 - https://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth...m131_BOA_Chair%20AOC%20BOA.pdf
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The improvements made to WFP’s financial administration in recent years will continue during the coming biennium. The Strengthening Financial Management initiative launched at the end of 2003 is designed to improve WFP’s financial management at all levels. (...) This is especially true of financial information. During the 2002–2003 biennium, improvements in financial reporting were introduced in three important areas. ⇒ Submission of Audited Biennial Financial Statements to the Annual Meeting of  the Executive Board  12.
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Score: 633339.84 - https://www.un.org/en/auditors...docs/WFP_EB_A_2004_6_B_1_1.pdf
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