Guidance for Applying the QCPR Functions

QCPR stands for Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review. The QCPR is the mechanism through which the General Assembly assesses the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of UN operational activities for development and establishes system-wide policy orientations for the development cooperation and country-level modalities of the UN system in response to the evolving international development and cooperation environment. You may learn more here:




Normative Support

Activities/sub-outputs which assist countries to implement, monitor and report on global norms, and standards, international treaties and agreements, norms and standards.


Policy Advice and Thought Leadership

Activities/sub-outputs which provide evidence based, and where applicable, integrated policy advice and thought leadership to help countries implement and report on the 2030 Agenda, particularly by embedding the SDGs into national plans, policies and budgets.


Data Collection and Analysis

Activities/sub-outputs which help governments or other actors to strengthen their statistical capacity, to collect, analyse, and increase the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated to inform evidence based, context-specific and inclusive policy choices of UN operational activities for development.


Capacity Development/Technical Assistance

Activities/sub-outputs which helps to support governments or other actors to build, develop or strengthen capacities to achieve the 2030 Agenda; including planning, management and evaluation; could include training, learning focused workshops, export content advice, etc.


Convening/Partnerships/Knowledge Sharing

Activities/sub-outputs which helps government or other actors to leverage partnerships, facilitate knowledge-sharing; North-South, South-South and triangular, regional and international cooperation for science, technology, or innovation; including one-off events, digital or in-person networks, working groups, consortia, etc.


Direct Support/Service Delivery

Help governments or other actors to directly deliver or implement programmes particularly in countries in special situations, such as areas affected by conflict, displacement and disasters.


Support Functions

Activities/sub-outputs which include but are not limited to finance, procurement, human resources, legal, facilities, ICT, and other administrative services.

Other (including coordination)

Any function that doesn’t fall into other categories, including coordination and support to the UN system.

pageFAQs - Results Framework/JWP

Last updated