PROGRAM PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR 2014 presented by the Director General
The present document contains the Program Performance Report for 2014 (document WO/PBC/23/2), which was submitted to the WIPO Program and Budget Committee (PBC) at its twenty-third session (July 13 to 17, 2014).
The decisions of the PBC in respect of that document appear in the Decisions Taken by the Program and Budget Committee (document A/55/4).
[Document WO/PBC/23/2 follows]
DATE: JUNE 15, 2015
Program and Budget Committee
Geneva, July 13 to 17, 2015
PROGRAM PERFORMANCE REPORT for 2014 presented by the Director General
1. The Program Performance Report (PPR) for 2014 has been prepared in accordance with WIPO’s results-based management framework. The present report is based on the performance criteria established in the 2014/15 Program and Budget, as approved by the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO in December 2013 (publication No. 360E/PB14/15). The Report provides an assessment of progress made in 2014 towards achieving the expected results for the biennium 2014/15.
2.The Program and Budget Committee (PBC), having reviewed the Program Performance Report (PPR) for 2014 (document WO/PBC/23/2), and recognizing its nature as a selfassessment of the Secretariat, recommended that the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO acknowledge Programs’ progress made in 2014 towards achieving the expected results.
[Program Performance Report for 2014 follows]
PROGRAM PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS
SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2014 6
OVERVIEW OF PROGRESS IN 2014 BY STRATEGIC GOAL 22
PROGRAM 1 PATENT LAW 24
PROGRAM 2 TRADEMARKS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS 27
PROGRAM 23 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 201
PROGRAM 24 GENERAL SUPPORT SERVICES 207
PROGRAM 25 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 214
PROGRAM 26 INTERNAL OVERSIGHT 219
PROGRAM 27 CONFERENCE AND LANGUAGE SERVICES 223
PROGRAM 28 SAFETY AND SECURITY 228
PROGRAM 29 CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECTS 231
BREAKDOWN OF THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS BY PROGRAM 236
IMPLEMENTATION OF FUNDS-IN-TRUST 2014 237
CAPITAL MASTER PLAN (CMP) PROGRESS REPORT 2014 266
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE PRESENT DOCUMENT 296
The Program Performance Report (PPR) is the principal accountability tool for reporting on organizational performance to Member States and an integral part of WIPO’s Results Based Management (RBM) framework. The Report also serves as an important learning tool ensuring that lessons from past performance are learned and duly incorporated into the future implementation of WIPO’s activities. The PPR is a self-assessment by Program Managers based on the results framework approved by Member States. To strengthen the validity of the information in the PPR, the Internal Oversight Division (IOD) carries out a validation of the performance data on a biennial basis. The next validation exercise will be conducted for the PPR 2014/15. For the first time in 2014, the assessment of the implementation of the Development Agenda (DA) has been mainstreamed and therefore integrated into the Overview of Progress, as opposed to addressed in a separate section.
The PPR 2014 is a mid-biennium report, focusing on the progress made towards achieving the Expected Results (as opposed to the end-biennium report which focuses on the extent to which Expected Results were achieved), measured by the Performance Indicators and with the resources approved in the Program and Budget 2014/15. A performance indicator could be measured by more than one target. In such cases, the rating for each target is provided, resulting in multiple ratings. The following assessment criteria have been used for the PPR 2014:
Key to Traffic Light System (TLS):
On track is applied when progress towards achievement of the target is 40 per cent or more;
Not on track is applied when progress towards achievement of the target is less than 40 per cent;
Not Assessable1 is applied when assessment of the performance is not feasible due to target data not having been adequately defined, when a baseline is not available or when the performance data is insufficient to determine the TLS, and;
Discontinued is applied when a performance indicator is no longer used to measure the performance of the Program.
Of a total of 358 performance indicator ratings in the Program and Budget 2014/15, 254 have been assessed as “On track”, or 71 per cent. Performance on a total of 56 indicator ratings, or 16 per cent, were assessed to be “Not on track”, and 27 indicator ratings, or about eight per cent, were assessed to be “N/A 2014”. Some 17 indicator ratings, or five per cent, were “Not Assessable”, and four indicator ratings, or one per cent, were “Discontinued”.