In the period 2002-2009 there has been a significant increase in the annual contributions granted by non-state donors to UN organizations. Assessing the UN system as a whole, the biannual contributions more than doubled from USD 4.4 billion in 2002-2003 to USD 9.8 billion in 2008-2009.
The graph ranks XB contributions for 2008-2009 in terms of per cent against contributions for 2008-2009. Resources biannually received by the top ten organizations having the largest contribution increase over the four biennia showed a significant increase from 2.5 (UNU) to 15 (UNEP) times their 2002-2003 XB non-state contributions. However, it should be highlighted that most of the top 10 organizations are relatively small and their increases are explained by their low level of XB non-state contributions in 2002-2003. Exceptions are relatively larger UNDP and UNICEF, their non-state XB contributions grew 5-6 times in comparison with contributions received in 2002-2003.
5b.2. % Increase of Biannual XB Contributions from Non-State Donors
Variation 2008-2009/Base 2002-2003, Top 10 Organizations
The graph reveals the largest organizations by absolute increase of 2008-2009 XB non-state contributions in relation to contributions received in 2002-2003. Three organizations recorded increases in their annual XB non-state contributions above USD 500 million: UNDP – USD 1,799 million; UNICEF – USD 993 million; and WHO - USD 720 million. Three other organizations had an increase between USD 250 million and USD 350 million – FAO, UNHCR and UNRWA, while the other organizations experienced increases between USD 100 million and USD 200 million.