Funding for Other Resources (regular)
UNICEF relies on voluntary contributions to uphold our mission of reaching every child.
Other Resources (regular) are contributions earmarked by UNICEF donors for specific purposes, including for a country, geographic area, theme, project, sector or any other category agreed upon by UNICEF and the donor. Reserved for non-emergency programmes and UNICEF strategic priorities, these funds give donors greater involvement in programming, and enable clear and concise monitoring and reporting of results and cost-effectiveness.
Other Resources (regular) may be contributed via several funding modalities:
- Pooled funding, including thematic funding, joint programmes and trust funds
- Global Programme Partnerships, which help to address transnational issues and improve aid effectiveness
- International Financial Institutions, such as the World Bank
In 2019, earmarked income1 to UNICEF amounted to US$2.995 billion. Yemen, Nigeria and South Sudan were the top three countries to receive earmarked funds for an emergency response or a specific programme.
Through Other Resources (regular), UNICEF continues to support children across our programmatic priorities. In Somalia, for example, skilled birth attendants assisted nearly 180,000 pregnant women to deliver safely. In Thailand, UNICEF backed the expansion of the Child Support Grant, which provides income security to poor families with children under the age of six. The UNICEF Game Plan to End Open Defecation has also continued its efforts in 26 high-burden countries, including Nigeria, where 4,781 communities ended open defecation.
Top 10 donors to Other Resources (regular), 2019
|Rank2||Resource partner||Total US$, millions|
|1||World Bank Group||384|
|3||United States of America National Committee||242|
|6||Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance||160|
Results for children
1Figures are based on "income," which here represents contributions received from the public sector (see footnote 2) and revenue from the private sector. Revenue is recognized in full, including for multi-year contributions, at the time the agreement is signed with the partner.
2Rankings are by "contributions received," which are cash and contributions in kind received from resource partners within a calendar year.