EU funding to UNDP

The EU is an important actor globally in development and humanitarian aid, and in peace and security. The EU contributions to UNDP over the last decade have been considerable. In 2012 alone, we signed 87 financial agreements for a total value of EUR 258 million. In 2012, the European Union was UNDP's third largest partner in terms of providing funding to our total resources (includes both regular and other resources), after Japan and the United States of America. When considering contributions to “other resources” which consist of earmarked contributions, the EU ranked second. Over the period 2003-2012, the EU contributed almost EUR 3.3 billion to UNDP's activities around the world.

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EU contributions to UNDP have increased significantly over the last decade (peaking in 2005 as a consequence of the reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan) and remaining at a significant level since.

Funding by practice area

In the last decade, the focus of our partnership has been in the areas of Democratic Governance and Crisis Prevention and Recovery, which is clearly demonstrated by the picture below. This focus of the partnership represents the engagement that was made when we entered into a Strategic Partnership in 2004. Poverty Reduction and Environment & Energy are two other areas where we work together. Our engagement in the area of Environment & Energy has been increasing in the last years, as illustrated below.

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Thematic breakdown of EU contributions to UNDP activities in 2003-2012 (in million EUR)
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EU contributions to UNDP during 2003-2012 per practice area (in million EUR).

Funding by geographic region

During the period 2003-2012, the EU has funded UNDP-programmes and projects around the world. A majority of the funding during this period went to Asia and the Pacific region (EUR 908 million), where Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been some of the countries where our partnership has been especially extensive.

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Regional breakdown of EU contributions to UNDP in million Eur between 2003 and 2012
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