Strategic planning and resources
How is FAO funded?
The total FAO Budget planned for 2012-13 is USD 2.4 billion. Of this amount, 42 percent comes from assessed contributions paid by member countries, while 58 percent will be mobilized through voluntary contribitions from Members and other partners.
How does FAO allocate its assessed and voluntary contributions?
FAO's overall programme of work is funded by assessed and voluntary contributions. The assessed contributions are Member countries' contributions, set at the biennial FAO Conference. The FAO regular budget for the 2012-13 biennium is USD 1,005.6 million.
The voluntary contributions provided by Members and other partners support technical and emergency (including rehabilitation) assistance to governments for clearly defined purposes linked to the results framework, as well as direct support to FAO's core work. The voluntary contributions are expected to reach approximately USD 1,4 billion in 2012-13.
This overall budget covers core technical work, cooperation and partnerships, leading to Food and Agriculture Outcomes; Core Functions; the Country Office Network; and Capital, Security and Administration expenditure.