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Where UNFPA Works
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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. Funded entirely by voluntary contributions, UNFPA counts on support from two primary sources: governments and intergovernmental organizations, and private sector groups and individuals.


UNFPA received strong financial support in 2002, not only from major donors but also from a record number of programme countries, particularly in Africa. In addition, widespread public support was shown by the successful 34 Million Friends campaign, initiated by two American women when the U.S. administration cut $34 million in funding for UNFPA. These demonstrations of support were particularly welcome in light of an ongoing financial crisis caused by reductions from three major donors. Despite this crisis, UNFPA actually widened its base of support in 2002 — a testament to the growing recognition of the central role of reproductive health in achieving development goals.

UNFPA Assistance by Executing Agency
UNFPA Assistance by Major Function


Total regular and other income in 2002 (provisional) was $373.1 million, compared to $396.4 million for 2001.

Regular income in 2002 (provisional) totalled $260.1 million, a decrease of 3.2 per cent compared to the 2001 income of $268.7 million. The 2002 figure includes $250.1 million in voluntary contributions from donor governments and a private contribution from the Mars Trust, $5.8 million in interest income, and other income of $4.2 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 in 2002 (provisional) totalled $113.0 million, a decrease of 11.6 per cent compared to $127.8 million in 2001. The 2002 figure includes interest and other income of $3.5 million. Income from other resources, which is earmarked for specific activities, includes trust funds, cost-sharing programme arrangements and other restricted funds.


Project expenditures (regular resources) in 2002 totalled $203.6 million, as compared to $171.7 million in 2001. This includes $172.5 million for country programmes, compared to $146.2 million in 2001; and $31.1 million for intercountry (regional and interregional) programmes, compared to $25.5 million for 2001. Technical support services amounted to $17.5 million, and administrative and operational services (AOS) costs totalled $5.1 million.

Of the total expenditures, UNFPA provided $129.2 million in assistance for reproductive health and family planning; $39.8 million for population and development strategies; $23.3 million for advocacy; and $11.3 million for multisector assistance. These expenditures were authorized by the Executive Director to meet recommendations approved by the Executive Board for programme assistance.


In 2002, UNFPA provided support to 144 developing countries, territories and countries with economies in transition: 45 in sub-Saharan Africa, 39 in the Arab States and Eastern Europe, 33 in Asia and the Pacific, and 27 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The region of sub-Saharan Africa received the largest percentage of UNFPA assistance at $73.3 million, followed by Asia and the Pacific at $63.8 million, the Arab States and Europe at $23.8 million and Latin America and the Caribbean at $21.8 million. Interregional and global assistance amounted to $20.9 million.


Nine teams of expert advisers provided specialized technical support at the regional level. These Country Technical Services Teams (CSTs) are located in Addis Ababa, Amman, Bangkok, Bratislava, Dakar, Harare, Kathmandu, Mexico City and Suva. The advisers specialize in population, reproductive and sexual health, HIV/AIDS, logistics and management of reproductive health commodities, gender, advocacy and other technical disciplines.

Worldwide, UNFPA has 972 staff in authorized budget posts, and nearly half of the professional staff members are women. In 2002, staff members participated in a number of training and learning activities.


An 18-month organizational renewal process within UNFPA was concluded in December 2002. The transition, initiated by the incoming Executive Director, was intended to increase UNFPA’s efficiency and effectiveness and make it more responsive to the needs of its offices around the world.

Expendintures by Country Group

As a result of the transition, UNFPA has strengthened relationships with its development partners, and increased its ability to shape global and regional agendas, allocate resources and set benchmarks against which it can be held accountable. This will support the Fund’s leadership role in implementing the ICPD Programme of Action and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The transition focused on boosting headquarter’s support to field offices and on giving these offices full authority to control project budgets. Communications within the Fund were also improved, providing staff with easy and timely access to the information they need to do their work more effectively. UNFPA’s internal knowledge sharing strategy was integrated with the World Bank’s Development Gateway on Population & Reproductive Health to further build staff capacity. The transition also produced a new image for UNFPA, including a new visual identity, to raise the Fund’s visibility and clarify its distinctive mission and function.

A new logo by Real Design Inc. was introduced in 2002 to replace the one used since 1987. It is composed of 10 circles that convey the ideas of continuity and openness, suggesting the UNFPA process of continuously building new partnerships that, in turn, make a positive impact on families and on communities. As a universal symbol of life, the circle reflects the Fund’s concern with the continuity of human life on this planet. It also echoes the shape of the United Nations emblem, which is centrally placed as a tribute to the importance of the UN as the heart of UNFPA.

UNFPA Income and Expenditure 2002
Top 20 Donors to UNFPA in 2002
UNFPA Assistance by Geographical Region
UNFPA Assistance Exependitures For 2001 & 2002 By Region
Donor Pledges and Payments For 2002
Project Expenditures in 2002