In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2011/7, the United Nations Development Group continued to ensure that the functioning of the resident coordinator is participatory, collegial and accountable. The Group assessed progress in the implementation of the management and accountability system and actions taken by the funds, programmes and specialized agencies in response to their commitments in the management and accountability system implementation plan as well as the United Nations Development Group management response to the independent review of the management and accountability system undertaken in 2011. By the end of 2012, eight organizations confirmed full implementation of the four core agreements pertaining to the issue of mutual accountability of resident coordinators and United Nations country teams, 11 agencies reported partial implementation of one or more actions and one agency reported no implementation.

As called for in General Assembly resolution 62/208 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2011/7, the United Nations Development Group continued to strengthen its efforts to improve the selection and training process of resident coordinators and conducted a review of the performance appraisal system for resident coordinators and United Nations country teams. A set of short- and long-term recommendations was adopted, including for the One80 competency development tool, which provides for mutual accountability between resident coordinators and United Nations country team members. The launch of the appraisal process has been moved to earlier in the year so that resident coordinators and United Nations country teams receive more timely feedback on their performance and expectations on key planned results through structured feedback from regional United Nations Development Group teams.