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Regular resources



Contributed without restrictions on their use, Regular Resources (RR) best allow UNICEF to reach children who are in the greatest need and at the greatest risk. All UNICEF offices benefit from the allocation of these resources, with the largest share spent on delivering programmes for children and the balance used to support the core structure of the organization – without which we would not be able to deliver on our mandate.

 2017 Report on Regular Resources

UNICEF's Report on Regular Resources 2017 presents key results achieved with RR in the course of the year, highlights revenue and expense trends, and acknowledges the generosity of government and private-sector partners who have generously contributed RR to UNICEF.

In 2017, unrestricted funds continued to play a key role in helping reach the most marginalized children and those at greatest risk worldwide. Total revenue in 20171  amounted to $6,577 million, a significant 27 per cent increase compared to $5,191 million in 2016 However, the proportion of RR to total revenue fell from 25 per cent in 2016 to 22 per cent in 2017. Because RR funds are so critical to UNICEF’s work and mandate, the implications of this imbalance are far-reaching in terms of the organization’s ability to deliver comprehensive results for children – especially the needs of the most marginalized – across the globe.



Allocation of Regular Resources

The actual RR allocations to countries are published annually and can be accessed online:

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

The latest report to the Executive Board on the implementation of the modified system for allocation of RR is the one shared with the ExBd in September 2012: https://www.unicef.org/about/execboard/files/2012-19-RR_modified_system-ODS-English.pdf

The Decision 2012/15 on the above paper is as below:
The Executive Board  1. Takes note of the report on implementation of the modified system for allocation of regular resources for programmes, as contained in document E/ICEF/2012/19; 2. Requests that progress and developments in the implementation of the regular resource allocation system and its implication for UNICEF cooperation with programme countries continue to be monitored and reviewed, and further requests UNICEF to update the Executive Board on its implementation as part of the consultations on the next MTSP 2014-2017.

1 In 2017, UNICEF revised its accounting policy to recognize revenue in the year an agreement is signed, even for multi-year agreements



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