Project Review Process

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Quality Assurance Section
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue,Gigiri
P.O Box 30552,Nairobi Kenya


Project are the tool to deliver UNEP’s PoW and MTS.  The Programme Approval Group (PAG) and the Project Review Committee (PRC) provide two authoritative platforms for UNEP’s project development. PAG reviews enable validation of the overall focus and conceptual approach for portfolios of project concepts with the aim of achieving results in a coherent manner across the organization. Based on the findings of its reviews, the PAG authorizes the Project Review Committee (PRC) to examine projects at a more technical level and provide guidance. The primary function of the PRC is to ensure compatibility of projects with the PoW and the Programme Frameworks as well as high quality in project design.

In driving for quality in UNEP’s project planning processes, QAS:

  • Manages the PAG and PRC review processes;
  • Leads efforts to improve quality reviews in the PRC review; and
  • Drives the efforts to strengthen project quality through emphasis on the quality of results frameworks in particular, output and outcome indicators and targets, the adequacy of stakeholder and partner involvement, including the adequacy of gender and other socio-economic considerations and safeguards, and measures to improve sustainability and replicability.