Funding for Other Resources (regular)
UNICEF relies on voluntary contributions to uphold our mission of reaching every child.
Other Resources (regular) consist of contributions designated by UNICEF donors for specific purposes, such as a particular country, geographic region, theme, project, sector, or any other category agreed upon by UNICEF and the donor. Allocated for non-emergency programs and UNICEF's strategic priorities, these funds offer donors increased engagement in programming while facilitating comprehensive monitoring and reporting of outcomes 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 Group or Islamic Development Bank.
In 2022, earmarked contributions to UNICEF amounted to US$4.164 billion. Afghanistan and Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (Ukraine response) and Yemen are the top three countries to receive earmarked funds for an emergency response or a specific programme.
In 2022, UNICEF recorded significant strides in child health and wellbeing. A remarkable 182.4 million children under five received early prevention, detection, and treatment services for child wasting. Additionally, we successfully vaccinated 77.9 million children against measles. Our support extended to 143 countries, aiding in the delivery of critical COVID-19 vaccination services, showcasing our global reach and commitment to child health. Also, our tireless efforts in the mental health domain culminated in the integration of mental health services into primary healthcare in 67 countries since 2021, a crucial step towards holistic child health care.
The year 2022 marked notable advancements in education accessibility. UNICEF successfully facilitated learning for 37.9 million out-of-school children and adolescents, including 18.6 million in humanitarian settings. Our commitment to fostering education even in the most challenging circumstances has never been stronger.
In the area of child protection, our reach spanned 109 countries, assisting 4.7 million children who experienced violence to receive essential services like health, social work, justice, or law enforcement. We provided more than 5 million women and children in 65 countries with interventions to mitigate gender-based violence risk. Notably, the number of girls and women receiving prevention and care interventions for child marriage and female genital mutilation doubled since 2021, reflecting our tireless fight against these harmful practices.
Access to basic sanitation and hygiene has been a cornerstone of our work. In 2022, 26 million people accessed basic sanitation services, 30.6 million received safe and readily available water, and 23.6 million benefited from basic hygiene. Our efforts didn't stop at just providing services; we ensured that these solutions were future-proof. With our direct support, 5.4 million people started using climate-resilient water systems, and 3.2 million transitioned to climate-resilient sanitation facilities. Our advocacy at COP27 led to the formal recognition of children and youth as agents of change in climate action, underscoring our commitment to sustainable development.
In terms of social protection, our support allowed governments to reach over 129 million children with cash transfer programming. Our work also included strengthening local governance capacities for poverty reduction in rural and urban settings across 58 countries.
Top 10 donors to Other Resources (regular), 2022
|Rank||Resource partner||Total US$, millions|
|2||World Bank Group||542|
|3||United States Fund for UNICEF||328|
|6||Global Partnership for Education||177|
|7||United States of America||167|
|8||Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance||111|