This is the third Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the six-year strategic plan (2014-2019) prepared in accordance with the Governing Council resolution 25/3 of April 2015. The strategic plan is being implemented through three successive biennial work programmes and budgets (GC resolution 24/15). The report reviews progress made on implementation of the 2016-2017 work programme and budget in 2016 and focuses on the results that are attributed to interventions of UN-Habitat’s and those of its partners. Each section starts with highlights of main results noted in 2016, followed by reports on results realized at country, regional and global levels. Results are measured against the defined expected accomplishments (EAs), and progress rated on reported attainment of indicator targets for 2017, together with qualitative analysis of noted changes. It also highlights challenges met and their management, as well as lessons learned.

This report is based on inputs from UNHabitat branches as well as regional and country offices working collaboratively in an integrated and transformative manner through the matrix system. The reported performance is triangulated with desk reviews of UNHabitat online materials and various donor and evaluation reports. Two comprehensive evaluation reports, namely, the Evaluation of the Sweden/UN-Habitat Agreement Report of March 2016, and the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) Institutional Assessment Report of January 2017, confirm UN-Habitat’s “good performance” and to some extent validate some of the results documented in this report. The mid-term review of the GLTN Phase 2 Programme (October 2016 report) has also been very useful in corroborating results reported on the GLTN programme.