The United Nations launched the
“Delivering as One” pilot initiative in
2007 to respond to the challenges of a changing world and test how the UN
family can provide development
assistance in a more coordinated way
in eight countries.
When the Secretary-General launched Delivering as One, the governments of eight countries—Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda,
Tanzania, Uruguay, and Viet Nam—volunteered to become “Delivering as
The pilot countries agreed to work with the UN system to capitalize on the strengths and comparative advantages of the different members of the UN family. Together they are experimenting with ways to increase the UN system’s impact through more coherent programmes, reduced transaction costs for governments, and lower overhead costs for the UN system.
To date more than 25 countries and governments have adopted the Delivering as One framework. This approach favoures greater coordination and collaboration within the UN system and other national and international development actors and very close national leadership.