During the reporting period, the United Nations Development Group commissioned an independent review of the implementation of the management and accountability system in order to identify ways to improve, strengthen and accelerate its implementation. The independent review recognized that much progress had been made and noted a marked improvement in the culture of working and delivering results together. An institutional architecture has been put in place to further support coordination of the United Nations development system at the country level, including the United Nations Development Group Advisory Group, the regional United Nations Development Group teams and the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office. Full implementation of the management and accountability system is an important priority moving forward.