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FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Resource partners

Working to fulfil its mandate and help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, FAO is funded in part by its regular budget and increasingly through voluntary contributions. Those extra-budgetary contributions come from FAO Member Countries, multilateral organizations, international financing institutions, the private sector and other sources.

Globally and in the Europe and Central Asia region, voluntary contributions constitute the primary source of funding – accounting for nearly two-thirds of total funding in 2017.

Sources of funding in 2017

In the 2016-17 biennium, contributions from resource partners for FAO’s work in the Europe and Central Asia region totaled US$ 42 million – up 30 percent from 2014-15.

Growth in voluntary contributions 2015-2017

Contributions from FAO’s resource partners may be earmarked for a particular thematic area, region or programme, or may come as non-earmarked contributions to be applied wherever the need is greatest.