UNCDF is entirely funded by voluntary contributions from UN Member States, multilateral organizations, foundations, and other sources.
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 the UNCDF 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.
In 2017, UNCDF received total contributions of $59.9 million ($3 million from UNDP as biennial budget support and programme support).
Core resources amounted to a total of $9.6 million (compared to $10.2 million in 2016), of which $9.2 million came from 13 Member States and $0.4 million was transferred from prior years.
Other resources earmarked for specific themes, programmes or activities were $47.1 million in 2017, of which $11.9 million came from donor-country governments, $12.1 from multilateral contributions, $11.9 million from the private sector, foundations and non-governmental organizations, $11.6 million from UN agencies and the UN Pooled Fund, and $0.4 million were transferred to non-core resources from prior years.
UNCDF works in partnership with a range of UN agencies to achieve its results. As UNCDF is an associated fund of UNDP, UNDP is a preferred programme partner at country level. Other UN partners include UN Women, WFP, UNHCR, IFAD, ILO, FAO and UN HABITAT.
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 contribution to core resources.
The top overall donors in 2017 were Sweden, the Multi-Partner Trust Fund, The MasterCard Foundation, Switzerland, the United States, the European Commission, UNDP, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Australia, Belgium and Luxembourg.
 A transfer of $475,293 attributed to a refund from Belgium in early 2017.
 A transfer of $481,587 attributed to a revenue adjustment impacting ANSEBA and Spain trust funds.
 Myanmar also supported UNCDF through core resources. The 2017 core contribution of MMK5,999,915 (US$4,417.76) was received on 1 January 2018.
CORE BUDGET CONTRIBUTIONS BY MEMBER STATES IN 2017 in
United States dollars
|Lao People’s Dem. Rep.||1,500|
|Viet Nam||1,000||Grand Total||9,226,224|
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN 2017
in United States dollars
|Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office||10,591,252||10,591,252|
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||1,500,000||1,500,000|
|The Metlife Foundation||1,200,000||1,200,000|
|PACT Global Microfinance Fund||1,157,181||1,157,181|
|Cameroon, Republic of||966,991||966,991|
|Shell BP Djibouti||795,171||795,171|
|Transfers to/from funds/core donor||460,740||460,740|
|United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification||127,389||127,389|
|TAR - UNFPA||94,874||94,874|
|Lao People’s Dem. Rep.||1,500||1,500|
|Transfers to/from funds/non-core donor||-481,588||-481,588|