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Funding, delivery and partnerships

The number and diversity of donors contributing to UNDP programmes confirms the confidence of the national government and the international and local community in our role as a partner of choice for sustainable development.

The following graphs show where our funding comes from and how it is spent. Sharing this information is part of UNDP’s commitment to transparency and accountability to our funders, partners, project participants and the public.

To explore more parameters of our funding, please go to open.undp.org.

Top funding partners 

In 2019, UNDP implemented a wide range of projects in Nepal with total expenditure of US $24.52 million, which came from its core fund, and from partners, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and thematic and vertical trust funds. The expenditure was over 92 percent of the total approved budget for 2019.

While the UNDP core fund contributed to 31.82 percent of the total expenditures, the remaining 86.18 percent was mobilized from bilateral and multilateral agencies, among others. Listed below are the top partners who provided financial support to UNDP Nepal (for more details about UNDP's funding sources and partnerships, please refer to our latest Annual Report):

United Kingdom (DFID)
European Union
Republic of Korea
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Belhi Group

Core donors

UNDP is thankful to all our core donors who have long been providing crucial funding to UNDP at the global level. Many of our core donors (refer to the list above) are also providing direct funding to UNDP Nepal in addition to their support at the global level.

Core donors are the ones who provide UNDP with regular resources and that is the pillar of UNDP’s support to the world’s poorest countries to eradicate poverty and inequality, attain sustainable development, and strengthen resilience to crisis. Core resources allow UNDP to enable coordinated, flexible, and rapid responses to development needs and emergencies; provide capability for multi-sectoral and integrated solutions; support countries to leverage financing for the SDGs; and enhance thought leadership, innovation, and quality assurance.

Top ten core donors-2019

United Kingdom
United States

Please visit this page for the full list of UNDP’s core donors.


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