Who are the decision makers?
The Resident Coordinator (Ola Almgren), who is the Executive Representative of the Secretary General, heads the UN Country Team in the Philippines and is also the Resident Representative of UNDP Philippines.
UNDP Philippines is managed by a Country Director (Titon Mitra) who is responsible for ensuring the effective day-to-day management of UNDP Country Office and assumes overall responsibility for the UNDP programmes and operations to ensure coherence and strategic direction of UNDP activities. The Country Director is supported by the Deputy Country Director (Enrico Gaveglia), Operations Manager (Jesus Capulong) and Programme heads responsible for each of the programme areas – Democratic Governance (Emmanuel Buendia), Resilience and Peacebuilding (Atty Camilo Montesa), and Inclusive and Sustainable Development (Floradema Eleazar). Other managers oversee administrative and support units including procurement and administration (Ethelind Capuno), human resources and finance (Jesus Capulong) and management support (Maria Luisa Jolongbayan). The Management Support Unit provides monitoring, reporting and evaluation as well as strategic planning, and resource mobilization support.
UNDP works in close collaboration with the Government of the Philippines through the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and other key Departments and Agencies. The implementation of UNDP programme activities are carried out by Implementing Partners as appropriate, including national and local Government partners and civil society actors.