Regular Programme Contributions as at 31 March 2021

The percentage of 2021 assessed contributions paid to the Organization by Member Nations as of the end of March 2021 was 23.68 percent; a rate of receipt lower than at the end of March 2020, which was 27.85 percent. 

As at 31 March, outstanding contributions amounted to USD 551 million. As at 31 March 2020, the unpaid assessments stood at USD 493 million (consolidated). 

Timely payment by Members of their assessments ensures that FAO meets the operating cash requirements and deliver the Programme of Work. 

Table 1 below shows the cumulative percentage rate of receipts of Regular Programme contributions by quarter over the past four years. The graph reflects the actual percentage rate of receipts versus a hypothetical even rate of receipt of 25% per quarter (as represented by the red line).

Table 2 shows the total cumulative USD and Euro receipts in 2021, and the total annual amounts of assessed contributions billed to Member Nations.