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Resource Partners

In the drive to achieve results towards each of its strategic priorities, FAO works with a variety of resource partners, International Financing Institutions, the private sector, foundations and national governments. Partners may provide both financial and non-financial support as well as knowledge-sharing and expertise. FAO also promotes partnership through South-South Cooperation.

FAO’s work is funded by assessed and voluntary contributions. The total FAO budget planned for 2016-2017 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 support.

The voluntary contributions provided by Members and other partners support the Strategic Objectives of FAO and are thus focused on achieving Members’ goals and delivering on agreed results. At country level, FAO ensures that all projects and programmes are aligned with the Country Programming Framework, which represents agreed priorities for action between FAO and governments.

FAO has identified 11 corporate areas for resource mobilization where there is high potential to boost the concrete delivery of results at global, regional and country level. Each area represents a call for further investment and a commitment to deliver value for money.

FAO and its partners are already achieving results in these areas through its Regional Initiatives and  Country Programming Frameworks.

FAO’s corporate Resource Mobilization and Management Strategy and Operational Plan  guides FAO’s efforts in mobilizing resources.