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Development Account Projects

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As of June 2015 the Development Account funded 315 projects with a total budget of USD $192 million across nine tranches. Its projects are implemented by 10 UN entities, cover all regions of the globe and focus on 5 thematic clusters

Programming and implementation of the Account are guided in each tranche by specific themes. Themes are defined, on a biennial basis, following a brainstorming process that takes place within the Capacity Development Office and reflects the gist of the most recent legislation of the General Assembly and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on development. Following discussion, amendments and endorsement, the proposed theme is submitted to the Programme Manager for approval.

The guidance received from inter-governmental processes in the General Assembly and ECOSOC, alongside the priority given to demand-driven approaches that address beneficiary countries’ priorities, allows the Development Account to remain highly responsive to an evolving development environment.

Examples of the scope of the DA’s efforts over time, as well as its flexibility and adaptation to upcoming trends and guidance, can be found in the table below which provides a summary of the nine tranches that have been funded as of June 2015. The approval of the tenth tranche, comprising 33 projects with a total budget of $28 m, will be considered by the General Assembly in December 2015.

Summary of Development Account tranches as of 5 June 2015

Biennium
Theme
Tranche 
Approved  (in 1000 USD) 
GA Resolution 
No. of projects
98-1999 Support for the implementation of global conferences 1 13,065.00
53/220 A and B
7
2000-2001 Networking and regional and subregional expertise 2 13,065.00
54/249 
16
2002-2003 Capacity-building for managing globalization 3 13,065.00
56/254 A
20
2004-2005 Capacity-building for Millennium Development Goals through partnerships, knowledge-management and taking advantage of information and communications technologies 4 13,065.00
58/270
23
2006-2007 Supporting progress towards the internationally agreed development goals, through knowledge-management, networking and partnerships

5

5A

5B

13,065.00

3,415.90

5,071.00

60/247

61/252 and 60/246

62/235

24

6

10

2008-2009 Supporting progress towards achieving internationally agreed development goals, through innovation, networking and knowledge management

6

6A

6B

16,480.90

2,170.40

7,500.00

62/237

62/236,62/237 and 62/238

 64/242 

27

5

15

2010-2011 Support to addressing key global development challenges to further the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, through collaboration at the global, regional and national levels

7

7A

7B

18,651.30

4,000.00

5,000.00

64/243 and 64/244

Residual balances from tranches 1-4 64/243 and 64/244

28

12

11

2012-2013 Supporting Member States to accelerate progress towards achieving the Internationally Agreed Development Goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, in the context of the multiple and interrelated development challenges

8

8A

23,651.30

5,591.90

66/248

66/248

40

12

2014-2015 Supporting Member States in designing and implementing strategies and policies towards sustainable, equitable and inclusive development

9

9A

28,398.80

7,100.00

69/263

Residual balances from tranches 5-6

 

46

13

  Total approved 

181,256. 5*

  315
* Excludes the $4,000,000 and the $7,100,000 representing the residual balance from tranches 1 to 4 that were programmed in the context of the 7th tranche, and tranches 5 to 6 that were programmed in the context of the 9th trance.