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Integrated solutions for the United Nations, Foundations and International Organisations

The challenges faced by UN agencies, Foundations, and International Organisations are evolving. The complexities of delivery and the pressure of transparency can sometimes distract from making maximum impact. To refocus strategy and operations is essential in order to have a lasting impact on beneficiaries, stakeholders and the society as a whole.

Building on our cross-functional world-class expertise, Deloitte has a dedicated team and solutions to support the United Nations, Foundations and International Organisations delivering projects in Asia Pacific. Through these offerings, we are able to assist the United Nations, Foundations and International Organisations in strengthening strategies and operations as well as in discovering new ways to create value for donors and beneficiaries.

Training Programme

Challenges faced by the United Nations (UN), Foundations, and International Organisations are constantly evolving. This includes the complexities of delivery, pressures surrounding transparency and ongoing distributions in external circumstances, such as the COVID-19 global pandemic. Being able to adapt to internal and external changes is therefore vital to ensure value for beneficiaries and stakeholders.

For this purpose, Deloitte has developed a series of thematic training programmes for the UN, Foundations and International Organisations. These programmes are tailored to the needs and concerns of actors within the development space, and covers topics such as:

  • Fraud-resilient organisations;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • Leveraging sustainable finance for the SDGs;
  • Health and humanitarian supply chains;
  • Strategic partnerships for SDGs;
  • Engaging businesses for climate change;
  • Engaging businesses for human rights;
  • Engaging partners for peace;
  • Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).
Training Programme

United Nations, Foundations and International Organisations

United Nations, Foundations and International Organisations are facing numerous critical challenges in responding to the growing expectations of governments, donors, volunteers, employees and beneficiaries. The current environment is characterised by lack of funding and rapidly expanding requests to deliver services to communities in need.

For this reason, Deloitte has developed tailored services to support the United Nations, Foundations and International Organisations to implement best practices to increase value for beneficiaries and donors, as well as to improve effectiveness of actions to respond to progressively more challenging and complex objectives.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Increase accountability and transparency;
  • Protect against new risks arising from digitalisation;
  • Build capacity and train implementing partners as well as in-house resources;
  • Scale up supply chain capabilities;
  • Engage with the private sector to achieve SDGs.
United Nations, Foundations and International Organisations

Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT)

Conducting cash transfers from UN agencies to Implementing Partners (IP) involves a variety of financial and operational management risks. The objective of the HACT framework is to support a closer alignment of development aid to strengthening capacities for management and accountability with the ultimate objective of gradually shifting to local systems.

Implementing the HACT framework supports organisations to adopt a risk-based approach to cash disbursements. For this reason, Deloitte has developed tailored services to help organisations and institutions to manage risk and reduce transaction costs.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Understand countries’ context and financial management system;
  • Assess Implementing Partners’ capabilities;
  • Conduct process controls related to cash management;
  • Receive independent opinion on project financials;
  • Help Implementing Partners build capabilities.
Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT)

Partnership Mobilisation

Partnerships are championing greater prosperity and opportunity for all. Partnerships are more than philanthropy; they enable co-creation of value to beneficiaries. Despite the tremendous economic growth experienced over the course of the last years and decades in Southeast Asia, new partnership mobilisation approaches can contribute to achieve sustainable development within the region.

For this reason, Deloitte has developed a dedicated platform of services for partnerships with the private sector.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Discover new ways to create and capture value;
  • Access to new sources of funding;
  • Develop private sector partnerships;
  • Transfer of knowledge between stakeholders;
  • Build capacity to engage stakeholders strategically;
  • Enhance the resilience of organisations.
Partnership Mobilisation

Contribution to Peace

SDG 16 highlights how the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies affects sustainable economic development. As such, it can even be argued that SDG 16 is the most important goal without which none of the other goals can be sustained. Conflict and instability not only impact people and the environment, but also pose risks to all parts of the business sector. The United Nations Global Compact stresses the importance of businesses for peace and socioeconomic development within conflict-affected countries.

For this reason, Deloitte has developed tailored services to help businesses consolidate their contributions to peace. Our approach incorporates a risk management perspective to understand organisations’ conflict sensitivity before providing strategic and technical support that enables them to better contribute to broader peace efforts.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Develop strategies for peace contributions;
  • Drive and encourage public-private dialogue;
  • Engage with the private sector to align strategy and operations with SDG 16;
  • Create legacy, prosperity and continuity for society;
  • Adopt a holistic approach to peacebuilding;
  • Conduct context evaluation leveraging data analytics.
Contribution to Peace

Social Responsibility in Business

Respecting human rights is key to competitive businesses, a productive workforce and just societies. Modern slavery acts around the world, which include human trafficking, debt bondage, forced labour and child labour, are shaping the perception of human rights in business. Abiding by the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) Framework can address the urgent need for increased compliance in business operations and stakeholder support.

More than 90% of SDG targets are linked to international human rights and labour standards. For this reason, Deloitte has developed tailored services to help organisations adapt to global regulatory changes.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Engage with the private sector to address existing human rights related SDGs;
  • Influence national-level strategies;
  • Stimulate behavioural change in the private sector;
  • Enable companies to show that they respect human rights.
Social Responsibility in Business

WASH

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is essential for the survival and development of communities. Water represents a crucial opportunity to improve the lives of millions in water-insecure regions. SDG 6 identifies universal access to Clean Water and Sanitation as a key objective to be met by 2030.

For this reason, Deloitte has developed tailored services to help organisations to coordinate efforts strategically towards advancing the collective goal of tackling WASH related challenges.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Advise on stable policy and regulatory environments;
  • Support countries securing access to water;
  • Provide technical assistance to utilities companies;
  • Address emerging challenges such as climate change, urbanisation and water scarcity.
  • Enhance the resilience of organisations.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation is a process that helps improve performance and achieve results. It is a goal to improve efficiency of funds allocated in the region. In these circumstances, it is important to assess and ensure the transparent and effective use of contributions to funding agencies and stakeholders. The results from this process enable future activities to build on past experiences.

For this reason, Deloitte has developed tailored services to help your organisation provide decision makers and other stakeholders with regular feedback on implementation progress and results, as well as early indicators of problems that need to be corrected.

The resulting actions include:

  • Collect a consolidated source of information reflecting project progress;
  • Recommend future intervention activities;
  • Provide accountability to funding agencies and stakeholders;
  • Offer objectivity in the evaluation outcomes;
  • Support for new knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Crisis and Resilience

From climate change to global pandemics, and natural disasters to political upheavals, the United Nations and organisations supporting its mission are faced with crises that threaten progress towards fulfilling the SDGs. These challenges have in recent years grown in intensity and brought about further disruption. In creating both uncertainties and a lack of clarity, crises present serious concerns for organisations aiming to provide and support their communities amidst difficult times.

The United Nations and its network of partners must thus strengthen their resilience. This will ensure they achieve their mission to maintain international peace and security, protect human rights, deliver humanitarian aids, promote sustainable development, and uphold international law. Through effective crisis management, the United Nations and partners will be able to meet their strategic and operational objectives, while mitigating the impacts of crises on their reputation, assets, and beneficiaries. In this respect, Deloitte has developed services to help the United Nations and its partners better weather crises. From anticipating and preparing for, responding to, and recovering from crises, our solutions present concrete approaches to enhancing the level of resilience of your ecosystem of entities and partners, as well as mitigate the adverse fallouts of the crises that would otherwise endanger the realisation of the SDGs and the Agenda 2030.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Understand the full implications of your organisation’s risk landscape;
  • Manage issues and prepare for the worst;
  • Respond to crises and keep your organisation running;
  • Recover, learn, rebuild, and emerge stronger.
Crisis and Resilience

Fraud-Resilient Organisations

Risks and vulnerabilities that derive from fraud, bribery, and corruption pose threats to organisations in every sector. Organisations should be well-equipped to prevent, detect, deter, and respond to such threats, and in so reduce the risks and negative impact to them.

Deloitte Forensic helps organisations prevent and detect fraud as well as react quickly and confidently in a crisis or investigation. Our holistic approach combines the depth and the breadth of their capabilities – including industry knowledge, forensic investigative skills, advanced analytics, and technology tools.

The resulting actions include the following:

  • Define and establish anti-fraud and anti-corruption frameworks;
  • Conduct fraud awareness training to personnel;
  • Leverage on data analytics to identify fraud and corruption patterns;
  • Conduct independent forensic investigations;
  • Support the operational work of law enforcement.
Fraud-Resilient Organisations

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Rui Figueiredo

Rui Figueiredo

Director & Deloitte United Nations Team APAC Lead

Rui is an open-minded person who enjoys exercising his knowledge and acumen to approach cross-disciplinary challenges by devising new ideas, launching new approaches and pioneering new possibilities. ... More