Contributors to regular resources

Fifty-six countries contributed to regular resources in 2014, which totalled $793 million.

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The importance of core funding

Core funding allows UNDP to be flexible and responsive to crisis situations.
Disasters, shocks and crises are by definition unexpected. Core allows us to be on the ground early, when it matters. Within weeks of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, UNDP had mobilized US$9.5 million of core funding to fight the disease.

Core funding underpins UNDP’s transparency, oversight and accountability. It improves development results and gives donors confidence in funds entrusted to us.
Because of core, UNDP is ranked the most transparent development organization by the 2014 Aid Transparency Index. UNDP project data is published through core-funded activities.

Core provides UNDP’s global foundation. Our worldwide presence allows us to harness knowledge and experience to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
80 percent of our core resources support projects in low income and least developed countries – 50% in Africa alone.

Core allows for more, better and faster development results, and offers the best possible return on donors’ investments.
In 2014, 37% of core resources went to crisis response, 25% to governance and peacebuilding, 21% to poverty reduction and MDG achievement, 11% to environment and sustainable development and 7% for South-South cooperation.

Core-funded projects in 2014

Our successes with core
In the Dominican Republic

We strengthened the capacities of master builders, professional engineers, municipal officials and architects on earthquake-resistant buildings.

In Turkey

We promoted energy efficiency in household appliances, highlighting the relation between climate change and energy for new generations through on-line games.    

In Azerbaijan

we improved community resilience by targeting climate change adaptation.

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