UNFPAUNFPA Annual Report 2000
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UNFPA is the world's largest internationally funded source of population assistance, directly managing one quarter of the world's population assistance to developing countries.


UNFPA derives its income from voluntary contributions. These come from two sources: governments and inter-governmental organizations, and private sector groups and individuals.

Total income for 2000, including contributions to general and supplementary resources, was $366.1 million, compared to $287.7 million in 1999. General resources income increased by 5 per cent to $262.5 million from $249.8 million in 1999. By far the largest increase, 173 per cent, was seen in contributions to supplementary resources, up from $37.9 million in 1999 to $103.6 million in 2000.

General resources are used for UNFPA's participation in UNFPA country programmes approved by the Executive Board, as well as for programme support, and management and administration of the organization. The table on page 32 shows the distribution of regular resources by country.

Supplementary resources fall into two categories: cost-sharing, and multilateral and bilateral trust fund contributions. Both allow donors to earmark funds for specific activities. Contributions to supplementary resources, which have been growing in recent years, reached an all-time high in 2000 due largely to a $41 million contribution from the Netherlands for contraceptive commodities.

Fund-raising during the year increased both income and the total number of donors, up from 69 in 1999 to 100 in 2000.


UNFPA carries out its work through its headquarters in New York and its regional and field offices worldwide. UNFPA also has a Geneva office and a supply operation in Amsterdam.

  • Number of country offices: 110

  • Number of Country Technical Services Teams: 9

  • Percentage of posts located in the field: 76 per cent

  • Number of posts worldwide: 1,018



Chart 1 - UNFPA Assistance by Executing Agency 



The Executive Director authorizes expenditures to meet recommendations approved by the Executive Board for programme assistance.

In 2000, UNFPA total expenditures amounted to $255.6 million, compared with $316.6 million in 1999. Of these expenditures, $134.2 million was for country and regional programmes, $19.7 million was for management and administration of the organization, $64.5 million was for programme support, and $37.2 million was for Trust Fund activities. Also in 2000, UNFPA used an additional $26 million to replenish its operational reserve. In 1999, UNFPA spent $187.1 million on country and intercountry activities, $23.3 million on management and administration, $70.5 million on programme support, and $35.7 million on Trust Fund activities.

Chart 2 - Country Activities by Group



In 2000, UNFPA provided support to 142 countries: 45 in sub-Saharan Africa; 39 in the Arab States and Eastern Europe, 33 in Asia and the Pacific, and 25 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The region of sub-Saharan Africa received the largest percentage of UNFPA assistance, followed by Asia and the Pacific, the Arab States and Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.


In April 2000, the UNFPA Executive Board approved the first multi-year funding framework, for 2000-2003, with clearly defined organizational goals, indicators to track progress, key strategies for achieving results, and resource requirements. The framework builds on UNFPA's efforts to institute a results-based management approach throughout the organization.

The three major goals identified in the new framework are universal good reproductive health, a balance between population dynamics and social and economic development, and gender equality and women's empowerment. For each goal there is a set of indicators to measure progress and a set of outputs for which UNFPA is accountable. A situation analysis is being carried out at the country level to better implement the funding framework. The first set of results-oriented tools for programme monitoring and evaluation was distributed to country offices in late 2000.