UNFPA support: Where is the money going and coming from?

Women line up to receive HIV and cervical cancer counselling and testing as well as family planning services provided by the United Nations Population Fund in Uganda. The organization launched a transparency portal that shows information about its 2014 operations. Photo by: Omar Gharzeddine / UNFPA / CC BY-NC-ND

Last week, the United Nations Population Fund launched a transparency portal that shows important information about how the U.N. agency spent contributions from its donors in 2014.

While UNFPA — which is not funded by the U.N. regular budget and is instead supported by donor governments, intergovernmental organizations, private sector groups and foundations and individual donors — has long made financial data about its operations available to the public, the transparency portal was the first effort to present income and expenditure figures in a way that is “easily viewed and digestible,” Hanno Ranck, UNFPA’s online communications manager, told Devex.

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    Anna Patricia Valerio

    Anna Patricia Valerio is a Manila-based development analyst focusing on writing innovative, in-the-know content for senior executives in the international development community. Before joining Devex, Patricia wrote and edited business, technology and health stories for BusinessWorld, a Manila-based business newspaper.