2005/13
Review of the system for the allocation of UNFPA resources to country programmes

The Executive Board

1. Takes note of the report of the Executive Director on the quinquennial review of the UNFPA system for the allocation of resources to country programmes (DP/FPA/2005/6);

2. Reaffirms the basic principles of the resource allocation system as contained in the report of the Executive Director (DP/FPA/2005/6);

3. Approves the approach, effective January 2005, for resource allocation contained therein, including the mainstreaming of the countries with economies in transition, synchronizing the resource allocation system cycle with the multi-year funding framework cycle, and amending the indicators and their threshold levels towards meeting the goals of the ICPD, ICPD+5 targets and the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration;

4. Endorses the procedure for categorizing countries into Groups A, B and C, as outlined in the present report;

5. Approves the relative share of resources presented in table 4 of the present report (DP/FPA/2005/6);

6. Recognizes the efforts of UNFPA to further increase the share of resources to group A countries and encourages the Executive Director to pursue ways and means to further increase resources to this group;

7. Requests the Executive Director to indicate in the annual reports the share of regular resources to group A countries as well as to state the share of regular resources allocated to the least developed countries and low-income countries;

8. Recommends that the distribution of resources to individual countries, and particularly to those changing category, be made in a flexible manner, taking into account the need to ensure that the gains already made are not compromised; and

9. Requests the Executive Director to undertake, as needed, in close consultation with all countries concerned, a further review of the system for resource allocation in late 2007, in the context of any forthcoming integration of planning, funding and budget tools.

28 January 2005