This handbook development exercise was spearheaded by the Results-based Management (RBM) Task Team of the United Nations Development Group working group on programming issues.
The team was co-chaired by United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Children’s Fund and included the RBM focal points: United Nations Development Programme (Abdul Hannan, Shane Sheils, Patrick Tiefenbacher), UNICEF (Paulette Nichols, L.N. Balaji), UNFPA (Farah Usmani) the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS (Dominique Mathiot), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (S.K.Guha), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Clare Sycamore), the United Nations World Food Programme (Kofi Owusu-Teiku) and the United Nations System Staff College (Ritsu Nacken-Morino). The team provided overall guidance, developed the scope and terms of reference for the exercise, made specific review comments, provided background documentation and references as well as drafted selected sections.
The final unedited draft of the handbook was endorsed by the RBM Task Team members in October 2010.