Core Concepts - Capacities for Implementation
A UNDP country office must review the capacities needed for performing all election-related tasks. In doing so, it should analyse each task, determine which capacities are required, and assess whether or not these are present. If not, additional measures will need to be taken. A follow-up action plan should be designed. See also the section of this Toolkit on Internal Capacity Assessments.
Typical capacities required for electoral assistance include:
Contracting implementing partners
When contracting implementing partners to help deliver some project activity(ies), UNDP personnel should discuss and record the relationships and costs. These may include the following:
Under CPAP, the term implementing partner is equivalent to the traditional executing entity. Since implementing partners are essentially contractors, a competitive procurement process applies unless they are government institutions or UN agencies.