UN agencies join forces to explore the concept of fleet sharing.
With an increase in demand for cost efficiencies and increased effectiveness of UN business operations, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF joined forces to explore the concept of fleet sharing.
The three participating organisations are often co-located and the project is closely linked to the OneUN and the expansion of Common Services. The aim of Common Services initiative is to reduce costs of business operations by avoiding duplication of effort and resources at the country level, and to enhance quality of services by facilitating access to tested practices in other countries.
Sharing of vehicle assets between agencies located in common premises was identified as an area for potential cost reduction and optimisation of the vehicle fleet. A pilot project, named Fleet Sharing Proof of Concept (PoC), was started in 2016 and involved 5 Country Offices; Zambia, Lesotho, Pakistan, Mongolia and Laos. The PoC demonstrated the willingness of the users to adopt, the ease of use, the effectiveness of the technology and the quality of the data and analysis delivered by this kind of system.