Distribution of the organizations’ resources between “regular” (RB) resources and “extra-budgetary” (XB) resources. RB resources are intended to finance “regular budgets”, covering the ordinary programme of work of the organizations and the related support and administrative activities. XB resources are contributions provided by state and non-state donors outside regular budgets.

Resource Distribution Trend 2002-2009

3.1 Resource Distribution: Regular vs Extrabudgetary Resources

Total UN System

The graph shows the distribution of RB and XB resources at the UN system level on a biennial basis for four biennia starting 2002-2003.

In the context of an increase of the overall financial resources made available to the UN system, the bulk of increase is attributable to progressive increase in XB resources while RB resources grew at a less rapid pace. Total resources of the UN system in the biennium 2002-2003 were USD 32.1 billion and USD 57.9 billion in the biennium 2008-2009.

XB resources grew from USD 20.7 billion in 2002-2003 to USD 40.1 billion in 2008-2009, almost doubling over the period of four biennia. Meanwhile, during the same period RB resources increased from USD 11.4 billion to USD 17.8 billion. RB resources grew at the average rate of 16.1% while XB resources grew at the average rate of 24.8%.

 

Share of Extra Budgetary Resources

The graphs below show in detail the per cent variation of XB resources proportional to total resources, calculated on a biennial basis, between 2002-2003 and 2008-2009.

3.2. % Extrabudgetary Resources on Total Resources

UN Secretariat, Funds and Programmes - Years 2002-2009

This graph shows XB funding variance of Specialized Agencies. PAHO has increased its XB funding share the most by 25.1% from 37.2% in 2002-2003 to 62.2% in 2008-2009, while WMO share of the XB funding reduced by 6.5% over the four biennia period from 40.3% down to 33.8%.

3.3. % Extrabudgetary Resources on Total Resources

Specialized Agencies - Years 2002-2009

The graph excludes the organizations mainly (80% or more) finances with XB resources

Detailed Resource Distribution by Organization

The graphs below demonstrate the biennial evolution of the resource distribution in biennia 2002-2003 to 2008-2009. On average, between biennia 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 the UN system recorded a 4.7% decrease in RB and a corresponding 4.7% increase in XB.

The graph comprises organizations that appear to have a relatively balanced mix of RB to XB resources, in a range from 70:30 to 35:65 (RB:XB).

3.5. Resource Distribution: Regular vs. Extra-budgetary, as Percent

Biennia 2002/03 - 2008/09

The graph contains organizations that are mainly financed by RB resources, the majority of organizations show some reduction in XB funding.

3.6. Resource Distribution: Regular vs. Extra-budgetary, as Percent

Biennia 2002/03 - 2008/09 - Mainly RB Financed Organizations

The graph contains organizations that are mainly financed by XB resources. The RB funding share of these organizations is insignificant and is further reducing.

3.7 Resource Distribution: Regular vx. Extra-budgetary, as Percent

Biennia 2002/03 - 2008/09 - Mainly XB >Finances Operations