This is the 11th progress report since the start of the implementation of UN-Habitat’s Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (MTSIP) in 2008. The report is submitted in accordance with Governing Council (GC) resolution 22/7, paragraph 7, which stipulates that UN-Habitat, using a results-based framework should report on progress made in the implementation of the MTSIP to Governments through the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR). The report is also used to meet the reporting requirement of UN-Habitat’s development partners as per the cooperation agreements.

The information used for the preparation of this report is derived from the monitoring UN-Habitat’s performance in the implementation of its work at the headquarters, regional and country levels , as well as from evaluations conducted during 2011. The MTSIP results framework progress covers the period January to December 2011. Performance assessment in resource utilization, in the six focus areas of the MTSIP is also presented.

The report has six sections. Sections I-III is about the MTSIP results framework and financial resource utilization for 2011 annual work plans. Section IV highlights the main achievements, challenges and next steps at organizational level. Progress by each focus area, assessed at expected accomplishment level using indicators of achievement against targets, is presented in section V. Also covered in section V are achievements of the Enhanced Normative and Operational Framework (ENOF) and cross-cutting issues of disaster management, gender and youth. Section VI reports details of achievements at global, regional and country level by focus areas. Although reporting emphasis is on results, short-term outcomes, processes and outputs which significantly contributed towards attainment of the results, are also reported. This is because results (real outcomes) often take time to achieve. Challenges and the next steps for each focus area are also presented. Based on indicators of achievement and targets for 2011, it is evident that all focus areas have made significant progress, with most expected accomplishments being ‘on track’.