UNFPA is the world’s largest internationally funded
source of population assistance, directly managing one
quarter of the world’s population assistance to developing
To be an effective force for development,
UNFPA requires a predictable and assured resource
base. Shortfalls and sudden changes in funding levels
disrupt programmes and undermine partnerships and
Funded entirely by voluntary contributions,
UNFPA counts on support from two primary sources:
governments and intergovernmental organizations, and
private sector groups and individuals.
by Executing Agency
Total income (provisional) for 2001 was $396.4 million,
compared to $367.4 million for 2000.
Regular income (provisional) was $268.7 million,
an increase of 1.8 per cent compared to regular income
of $264.0 million in 2000. This includes $258.3 million
for voluntary contributions from donor governments and
a private contribution from Mars Trust, $9.7 million for
interest receivable and other contributions of $0.6 million.
Regular resources are at the core of our work,
steadily supporting UNFPA country programmes in
developing countries, primarily through governmental
pledges. They also are used for programme support and
management and administration of the organization.
Other contributions (provisional) totalled $123.5
million, an increase of 19 per cent compared to other
income of $103.4 million in 2000.
When interest receivable
of $4.1 million and other income of $0.2 million are
added, the total income for other resources is $127.8
million in 2001.
Other resources are earmarked for
specific activities, and contributions have been growing
in recent years. Income from other resources includes
trust funds, cost-sharing programme arrangements and
other restricted funds.