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A record number of donors contributed to UNFPA in 2003, reaching 149 countries plus the Mars Trust and 34 Million Friends, compared to 69 countries in 1999. All contributions are voluntary and more than ever are from programme countries, particularly in Africa, demonstrating the strength of UNFPA support. Our programmes are supported by governments and intergovernmental organizations, in addition to private sector groups and individuals. 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.


Total regular and other income in 2003 was $397.9 million, compared to $373.1 million for 2002.

Regular income in 2003 totalled $292.3 million, an increase of 12.4 per cent compared to the 2002 income of $260.1 million. This includes $288.5 million in voluntary contributions from donor governments and private contributions from the Mars Trust and the 34 Million Friends campaign, $2.6 million in interest income, and other income of $1.2 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 2003 totalled $105.6 million, a decrease of 6.5 per cent compared to $113.0 million in 2002.

The 2003 figure includes interest and other income of $2.0 million. Income from other resources includes trust funds, costsharing programme arrangements and other restricted funds.


Project expenditures (regular resources) in 2003 totalled $176.4 million, as compared to $203.6 million in 2002.

The 2003 figure includes $140.5 million for country programmes, compared to $172.5 million in 2002; and $35.9 million for intercountry (regional and interregional) programmes, compared to $31.1 million for 2002. Technical support services amounted to $13.9 million, and administrative and operational services (AOS) costs totalled $5.0 million. Of the total expenditures, UNFPA provided $108.4 million in assistance for reproductive health and family planning; $34.8 million for population and development strategies; $21.4 million for advocacy; and $11.8 million for multisector assistance. These expenditures were authorized by the Executive Director to carry out recommendations approved by the Executive Board for programme assistance.

UNFPA Assistance by Executing Agency
UNFPA Assistance by Major Function


In 2003, UNFPA provided support to 136 developing countries, areas and territories and countries with economies in transition: 45 in sub-Saharan Africa, 38 in the Arab States and Eastern Europe, 27 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 26 in Asia and the Pacific. The region of sub-Saharan Africa received the largest percentage of UNFPA assistance at $63.5 million, followed by Asia and the Pacific at $53.3 million, the Arab States and Europe at $23.0 million and Latin America and the Caribbean at $13.5 million. Interregional and global assistance amounted to $23.2 million.


Worldwide, UNFPA has 972 staff in authorized budget posts, and nearly half of the professional staff members are women. In 2003, staff members participated in a number of training and learning activities. Nine multidisciplinary teams of expert advisers provided specialized technical support at the regional and country 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 reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, logistics and management of reproductive health commodities, gender, advocacy and other technical disciplines.

To implement the new human resources strategy, in 2003 UNFPA developed an organizational competency framework and implemented the country office typology, which defined staffing levels according to country programming needs. UNFPA also implemented many training activities, including an orientation workshop for Junior Professional Officers, an e-learning course on UN basic security in the field and training workshops on a system for resource planning.

Expendintures by Country Group


UNFPA consolidated and built upon the change and realignment processes set into motion by an 18-month transition exercise that ended in December 2002. The transition exercise enhanced organizational effectiveness and the Fund’s capacity for results-based management — changes that will serve to advance the Millennium Development Goals along with the ICPD Programme of Action.

Throughout 2003, UNFPA took steps to incorporate results-oriented approaches to human resources management, knowledge sharing, learning and training, and financial management. This effort included the development of planning tools and guidelines, staff training and renewed emphasis on systematic monitoring, evaluation and resultsbased reporting. UNFPA also prepared for the January 2004 launch of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, named ATLAS, which is expected to increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness and enhance the Fund’s ability to link resources to results.

UNFPA implemented 91 three-day training workshops to orient all staff members on the changes brought about by the transition exercise and the opportunities and responsibilities that resulted from it. The training significantly increased understanding of the transition and the Fund’s strategic direction.

UNFPA Income and Expenditure 2003
Top 20 Donors to UNFPA in 2003
UNFPA Assistance by Geographical Region
UNFPA Assistance Exependitures For 2002 & 2003 By Region
Donor Pledges and Payments For 2003
Project Expenditures in 2003