ANNUAL REPORT 2021
The Funding Windows are UNDP’s primary vehicle for thematic non-core funding, a critical complement to UNDP’s regular resources, framed around four key thematic areas.
The pooled resources provide catalytic funds to countries to respond to emerging development priorities and to pilot, scale up and accelerate initiatives in support of those most in need.
Expenditures from pooled funds (35% of total)
$32 million was received as unearmarked or pooled resources, contributed by partners for UNDP to allocate according to specific themes to deliver the UNDP Strategic Plan.These critical funds brought immediate support to some of the world’s most vulnerable and strengthened their resilience to future crises. This year, 24 least developed countries (LDCs) benefitted from these interventions, worth $23 million.
These Funding Windows pooled resources supported global efforts to meet the SDGs for people and planet, by lessening the impact conflicts on those most vulnerable.
Alignment with UNDP’s six Signature Solutions
Meeting UNDP’s GEN2 target
The Funding Windows promote gender equality by requiring all funding proposals to meet UNDP’s GEN2 and GEN3 gender marker standards. In 2021, GEN3 expenditures made up 15 percent of pooled spending, again meeting the corporate target.
Complementing core resources in support of the UNDP Strategic Plan
Collaborating with other UN agencies
Partnering with the United Nations system is critical to deliver the most effective development support to recipient countries, not least by ensuring coordination and providing key expertise. Collaboration with UN agencies is a priority for the Funding Windows: almost 50 percent of projects partnered with UN agencies.