Implementation of this program takes place through country plans a blueprint to

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Implementation of this program takes place through country plans, a blueprint to guide the development of IP over a short- to medium-term period. WIPO desires to achieve this objective through project based approach which is aimed at strengthening the ability to measure the impact of the development related work and to learn lessons from that to improve program implementation. Financial management 36. Our examination of P&B documents for 2010-11, 2012-13 and 2014-15 biennia showed a declining trend for the budget provision for Program 9.
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WO/PBC/22/3 page 25 WIPO-Report of the External Auditor Financial Year 2013 C&AG of India Page 20 (in thousands of Swiss francs) Year Approved Budget Budget after transfers 2008-09 48,060 44,493 2010-11 42,178 36,584 2012-13 35,102 33,126 2013-14 (Proposed) 32,325 37. Further, since 2008, Non Personnel Resource provision was reduced by 52.11 per cent, which was the main component of implementation of development activities and covered staff missions, third- party travel, conferences, experts’ honoraria, publishing and operating expenses as can be seen from the following table: (in thousands of Swiss francs) Year 2008/09 Budget after transfers 2010/11 Budget after transfers 2012/13 Budget after transfers 2014-15 Proposed Budget Personnel Resources 26,195 21,236 22,263 23,563 Non Personnel Resources 18,298 15,348 10,863 8,762 38. The management in P&B document for biennium 2012-13 stated that the proposed reductions under the non-personnel resources for Program 9 were primarily due to the mainstreaming of activities to other programs. Development agenda recommendations 39. The adoption of the Development Agenda (DA) is an important milestone for WIPO. It was formally established by WIPO's member states in 2007, in a decision which included the adoption of 45 Development Agenda Recommendations and the establishment of a Committee on Development and Intellectual Property. We consider that DA recommendations are not static one time specific directions, but
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WO/PBC/22/3 page 26 WIPO-Report of the External Auditor Financial Year 2013 C&AG of India Page 21 are dynamic, constantly and concurrently relevant to organization’s activities and objectives. 40. As per Program & Budget (P&B) document 2010-11 and 2012-13, 22 and 27 DA recommendations were guiding the technical assistance activities of the Program 09, respectively. The inclusion of five additional DA recommendations indicated the increasing reliance of WIPO on program 09 in implementation of DA recommendations. However, as per proposed P&B document 2014-15, we noticed that only five DA recommendations were included to guide Program 09. 41. The management agreed that these DA recommendations could be retained as guiding principles for Program 9, since the recommendations went beyond the creation of a technical assistance database. Recommendation no. 5 WIPO Secretariat may ensure that all relevant Development Agenda recommendations are considered while formulating the technical assistance activities.
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