FAO uses results-based management. This is an approach that integrates strategy, people, resources, processes and measurement to improve decision-making while increasing transparency and accountability. The focus is on measuring performance against goals, learning from experience and adjusting to new conditions, reporting outcomes, and achieving objectives.
How is FAO funded?
The total FAO Budget planned for 2016-17 is USD 2.6 billion. Of this amount, 39 percent comes from assessed contributions paid by member countries, while 61 percent will be mobilized through voluntary contributions 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. Member countries' assessed contributions comprise the regular budget, set at the biennial FAO Conference. The FAO regular budget for the 2016-17 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 1,6 billion in 2016-17.
Planning and reporting documents
The Strategic Framework for FAO
Reviewed Strategic Framework 2010-19
Medium Term Plan and Programme of Work and Budget
Programme Implementation Report
Programme and Finance Committees
The Programme Committee assists the Council in carrying out its duties regarding the development and implementation of the Organization's programme of activities. Members of the Programme Committee are elected every two years, immediately following the FAO Conference.
The Finance Committee assists the Council in exercising control over the financial administration of FAO. Members of the Finance Committee are elected every two years, immediately following the FAO Conference.