Resource allocation by United Nations funds and programmes and other sources

Certain organizations have targets for resource allocation to LDCs. These targets refer to aggregate resources allocated to LDCs, and do not necessarily apply directly to the allocation to individual LDCs:  

UNDP’s core resources are distributed to programme countries based on the so-called Target for Resource Assignment from the Core (TRAC) system. By decision of its Executive Board, UNDP has a goal of ensuring that 60 per cent of core resources are allocated to LDCs. In 2014-2017, 61% of UNDP´s core resources went to LDCs.  For details, see the United Nations Development Programme “Integrated resources plan and integrated budget estimates for 2018-2021” (DP2017/39), including Annexes A and B (17 October 2017).

UNICEF is also required by its Executive Board to allocate 60 per cent of its regular resources to LDCs and 50 per cent to sub-Saharan Africa countries. For more information, see UNICEF (2016), “Assessment of ways to enhance results-based budgeting and assessment of the resource allocation system” (UNICEF/2017/EB/4)

Other multilateral organizations do not earmark their resources specifically for LDCs but  consider LDCs a priority in their activities and allocate a significant share of their resources to LDCs.

The Global Environment Fund (GEF) has higher floors for LDCs in the allocation of resources from its trust fund.

See also the UNFPA Resource Allocation System.

Other organizations have specific programmes for LDCs. For example,


Utilization by LDCs:

  • In 2014-2017, 61% of UNDP´s core resources went to LDCs.
  • Of $9.3 billion of total country-level programme expenditure of development related operational activities by the UN system in 2010, the latest year for which data are available, LDCs accounted for some 55 per cent.

Available Smooth Transition Procedures:

Resources:

Implementation of the IoPA for 2011 to 2020
United Nations Development Programme “Integrated resources plan and integrated budget estimates for 2018-2021” (DP2017/39), including Annexes A and B (17 October 2017).
UNICEF (2016), “Assessment of ways to enhance results-based budgeting and assessment of the resource allocation system” (UNICEF/2017/EB/4)