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 2020, earmarked contributions to UNICEF amounted to US$3.4 billion. Lebanon, Yemen and the Democratic Republic of the Congo were the top three countries to receive earmarked funds for an emergency response or a specific programme.
Through Other Resources (regular), UNICEF continues to support children across our programmatic priorities. In Yemen, UNICEF provided monthly incentives and salary allowances to 111,550 teachers and school-based staff, and to 2,086 rural female teachers to attract more girls to enrol and stay in school. Over 152,000 children with disabilities were provided with assistive devices and products globally, and, in Rwanda, UNICEF supported individualized home-based learning for 7,282 children with disabilities. Across eastern Ukraine, UNICEF and partners have provided child-centred social services to foster solidarity between host and internally displaced communities and provide psychosocial support and mine-risk education.
Top 10 donors to Other Resources (regular), 2020
|Rank||Resource partner||Total US$, millions|
|3||Global Partnership for Education||363|
|4||United States Fund for UNICEF||206|
|8||United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office||100|
|9||United States of America||97|
|10||Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance||94|