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Why Fund Population Activities?
What will Take to Achieve the ICPD Objectives?
Where are We Now?
Who Funds Population Activities?
Where is the Money Going?
Which Countries Benefit Most from Population Assistance?
How Much do We Need?

For more information, please visit the UNFPA/UNAIDS/NIDI Resource Flows Web Site at www.resourceflows.org
How Much are Countries Mobilizing for Population Activities?

The Resource Flows Project estimates that developing countries and countries in transition mobilized $14.5 billion for population activities in 2004. This global figure of domestic expenditures reflects the commitment of developing countries, regardless of the amount mobilized, although it contains significant variations among countries in their ability to mobilize resources for population activities. Most domestic resources originate in a few large countries. Many countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa and the least developed countries, have constraints in generating the necessary resources to finance their own population programmes. Most developing countries rely to a large extent on donor assistance.

Estimates of Donor Assistance by ICPD Category, 2006 - Based on Projections (Millions US$)
Donor Country
Family Planning
Reproductive Health
HIV/AIDS
Basic Research
Total
Australia
0
3
22
.008
26
Austria
0
2
.3
.02
3
Belgium
.06
27
16
.2
77
Canada
0
7
131
0
160
Denmark
1
.8
81
.2
110
European Union
3
14
234
1
253
Finland
0
.1
8
1
25
France
0
8
299
.06
310
Germany
19
15
82
.1
126
Greece
0
.1
1
0
1
Ireland
0
11
44
.02
59
Italy
0
23
3
0
32
Japan
1
22
34
.4
131
Luxembourg
1
.9
7
0
10
Netherlands
.6
48
385
1
499
New Zealand
.3
2
5
0
10
Norway
0
9
48
3
123
Portugal
0
1
1
.02
3
Spain
.6
27
.4
.6
34
Sweden
0
4
124
.7
149
Switzerland
.6
8
6
1
24
United Kingdom
32
82
678
2
817
United States
91
161
3,221
194
3,678
Total Donor Countries
150
476
5,431
205
6,660
Foundations
37
111
173
30
351
International NGOs
12
33
56
15
117
UN System
7
19
32
8
66
Development Banks
26
70
119
31
246
Total
232
709
5,811
289
7,440
*Totals may not add up due to general contributions which were not available by ICPD category.
Note: The table includes only grants from development banks; development bank loans are not included.
Source: UNFPA/UNAIDS/NIDI Resource Flows Project database. See Henrik P. van Dalen and Daniel Reijer, Projections of Funds for Population and AIDS Activities, 2005-2007. The Hague, 2006.

The figures for AIDS expenditures which appear in this report are based on the definition of STD/HIV/AIDS as found in paragraph 13.14 of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and are not as inclusive as figures reported by UNAIDS. Where as UNFPA monitors progress towards achieving the ICPD financial targets which focuses primarily on prevention but also includes treatment and care, UNAIDS monitors the full range of expenditures related to AIDS including some activities outside the health sector. According to the UNAIDS 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, available funding for the response to AIDS in low and middle-income countries from both domestic and donor sources was US $8.3 billion in 2005. Of this figure, bilateral and multilateral flows accounted for US $5.7 billion and contributions from the private sector, including foundations, non-governmental organizations and private businesses, were estimated at US $400 million. UNAIDS figures for 2006 will be available next year. It should be noted that since the definition of AIDS activities used by UNAIDS is different and much broader than that used by UNFPA, which is consistent with the Fund’s previous reports, the figures presented here are necessarily different and do not challenge those reported by UNAIDS which should be viewed as the lead source for total AIDS expenditures.

 

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