Resources and Management

In 2006, 180 countries around the world contributed a total of $389.3 million to UNFPA regular resources. This constituted the highest number of nations ever to donate funds and the largest amount of contributions to UNFPA since the organization began operations in 1969. UNFPA is the world’s largest multilateral source of population assistance to developing countries.


Total regular and other income in 2006 was $605.5 million, compared to $565 million for 2005.

Regular income in 2006 totalled $389.3 million, an increase of 6.4 per cent compared to the 2005 income of $365.8 million. This includes $360.5 million in voluntary contributions from donor governments and private contributions, which include the 34 Million Friends Campaign, $10.8 million in interest income, and other income of $18 million. Regular resources provide reliable support for UNFPA country programmes in developing countries, primarily through governmental pledges. These also are used for programme support, management and administration.

Other contributions in 2006 totalled $216.2 million, an increase of 8.5 per cent compared to $199.2 million in 2005. The 2006 figure includes interest and additional income of $6.2 million. Income from other resources is earmarked for specific activities. It includes trust funds, cost-sharing programme arrangements and other restricted funds.


Project expenditures for regular resources in 2006 totalled $245.7 million, compared to $234.3 million in 2005. The 2006 figure includes $197.7 million for country programmes, compared to $186.7 million in 2005; and $48 million for regional, interregional and headquarters programmes, compared to $47.6 million for 2005. Technical support services amounted to $19.3 million.

Of the total regular resourced expenditures, UNFPA provided $148.1 million in assistance for reproductive health; $50.9 million for population and development; $15.9 million for gender equality and women’s empowerment; and $30.8 million for programme coordination and assistance. These expenditures were authorized by the Executive Director to carry out recommendations approved by the UNFPA Executive Board.

UNFPA Income and Expenditures 2006

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Regional spending

In 2006, UNFPA provided support to 154 developing and transitional countries and territories: 45 in sub-Saharan Africa, 36 in Arab States, Europe and Central Asia, 37 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 36 in Asia and the Pacific. The region of sub- Saharan Africa received the largest percentage of UNFPA assistance at $83.9 million, followed by Asia and the Pacific at $74.7 million, Arab States, Europe and Central Asia at $32.5 million and Latin America and the Caribbean at $22.1 million. Interregional and headquarters assistance amounted to $32.5 million.

Human resources

Worldwide, UNFPA has 1,031 staff in authorized budget posts. Forty-four per cent of professional staff members are women—one of the highest percentages among United Nations organizations. Nine multidisciplinary teams of expert advisers provided specialized technical support at the regional and country level. These Country Technical Services Teams 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. In 2006:

NFPA Assistance by Agency & Programme Area

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Resources and Management