Business Development and Resource Mobilization

FAO’s programme of work can only be implemented thanks to our generous resource partners who finance and support the Organization in leading global efforts to improve and transform our global food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Voluntary contributions offer distinct opportunities for all Members of FAO to get actively involved in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs. Such voluntary contributions (which are made in addition to obligatory assessed contributions) are crucial to overall organizational and programme effectiveness, as they account for almost 70% of FAO’s budget.

In this context, FAO offers a wide range of partnership modalities that directly support the SDGs, in particular pooled multi-partner funding mechanisms that are designed to maximize speed, efficiency, innovation and results on the ground.

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In figures

Contributions mobilized and FAO's delivery in 2018

Top 20 contributing members in 2019

alt="United alt="Saudi alt="Japan" alt="Germany"

alt="United Netherlands China alt="Italy" Sweden

alt="France" Colombia Korea Brazil alt="Canada"

alt="Rusia" alt="Switzerland" alt="Norway" alt="Spain" Belgium

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(Colombia) *Countries that contributed through Unilateral Trust Fund (UTF) agreements established between the government of a given country and FAO. Unilateral Trust Funds are a funding modality financed entirely by a government for programmes or projects to be implemented in the country.

(Brazil) **Countries that contributed through Unilateral Trust Fund (UTF) agreements and Government Cooperative Programmes (GCP). GCP is an agreement amongst three parties: FAO, one or several resource partners and one or several host countries.