UNCDF is entirely funded by voluntary contributions from UN Member States, multilateral organizations, foundations and other sources.
These contributions are provided as regular (core) resources, or other resources earmarked for specific purposes.
Core resources remain the foundation for UNCDF’s business model, providing the risk capital for innovation and leverage, the technical expertise to remain at the frontiers of innovation in ‘last-mile’ finance, and the robust country-level presence needed to be a strategic partner to governments and UN country teams.
The top core donors in 2017 were Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Luxembourg, Norway, United States, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Two LDCs–Bhutan and Lao PDR–as well as three Member States of the Group of 77–Thailand, Viet Nam and China–supported UNCDF through core resources
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