Core funding

Critical for UNDP's COVID-19 response


What defines UNDP?

A global network, open to all; committed to the poorest and those in crisis; a convening force to anchor the integrated, multi-stakeholder approach inherent in the revitalised UN Development System. Core resources enable UNDP’s presence in over 170 countries and territories: present and actively engaging with governments, built on trusted partnerships to promote the values of the UN and the principle of leaving no one behind.

 

Why core matters?

Core (Regular) resources underpin UNDP’s operational capacity and networks, and presence at global, regional and country levels, across 170 countries and territories. This allows us to provide  on-demand  support  to  national  governments as part of the broader UN System support.

Being the most flexible funding modality, core allows UNDP to lay the foundational work in programme design that will help attract more resources from other sources. This flexibility allowed us to quickly re-purpose existing core funds to directly support the needs of Country Offices.

 

COVID-19 is a development crisis

As the leading United Nations agency on development, UNDP is playing a key role in supporting countries, as part of UN Country Teams, to:

 


Rapidly respond to COVID-19 crisis


Safeguard progress on the SDGs


Leave no one behind

 

Key resources

 

Beyond Recovery: Towards 2030

The next phase of UNDP’s COVID-19 crisis response is designed to help decision-makers look beyond recovery, towards 2030, making choices and managing complexity and uncertainty in four main areas: governance, social protection, green economy, and digital disruption.  

UNDP's Integrated Response

UNDP is fully operational in 170 countries and territories and focused on our COVID-19 response. We are mobilizing all our assets to respond to this unprecedented challenge. 



Core funding and UNDP’s COVID-19 response

Being the most flexible funding modality , core allows UNDP to lay the foundational work in programme design that will help attract more resources from other sources.

The importance of core resources

A global network, open to all; committed to the poorest and those in crisis; a convening force to anchor the integrated, multi-stakeholder approach.



Budget & Funding Companion

UNDP’s offer is part of a coordinated UN effort to combat the pandemic through the three objectives outlined in the offer: Prepare, Respond and Recover.

Case studies

Download our case studies for Africa, Bangladesh, Caribbean, Mali, Somalia, Tajikistan and Ukraine.



Latest news

  • COVID-19: Germany doubles its support to UNDP’s flexible core funding
    Jul 13, 2020

    The increased support from Germany comes at a critical juncture. Over the past months, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the health and livelihoods of millions of people around the world, stressing every country it touches with potentially devastating social, economic and political effects.

 

 

Core is key to UNDP’s long-standing relationship and trust

with governments before, during and after a crisis.

 

Thank you to our 2019 Core Contributors

 

1. United Kingdom

 

14. Australia

 

27. Russian Federation

 

40. Slovak Republic

2. Japan

15. Republic of Korea

28. Thailand

41. Israel

3. Sweden

16. Qatar

29. Kuwait

42. Viet Nam

4. United States

17. Italy

30. Bangladesh

43. Liechtenstein

5. Norway

18. New Zealand

31. United Arab Emirates

44. Mongolia

6. Germany

19. India

32. Singapore

45. Andorra

7. Switzerland

20. China

33. Costa Rica

46. Cambodia

8. Netherlands

21. Luxembourg

34. Portugal

47. Guyana

9. Canada

22. Saudi Arabia

35. Czech Republic

48. Pakistan

10. Denmark

23. Turkey

36. Morocco

49. Samoa

11. France

24. Spain

37. Iceland

50. Philippines

12. Belgium

25. Austria

38. Estonia

51. Myanmar

13. Ireland

 

26. Finland

 

39. Indonesia

 

52. Albania

 

 

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