Our Funding and Delivery

Where our money comes from and what we spend it on?

UNDP is existent and operational in Malawi due to the availability of finding mobilised from various sources. These sources include: Target for Resource Assignment from the Core, Trust Funds, Cost Sharing, and Common Services.

Every year a specific amount of money is allocated to the country office from UNDP Headquarters in New York. These resources are called “Target for Resource Assignment from the Core” (TRAC) and they are meant for programme activities. Another allocation which is separately accounted for, is made to carter for management and operations at the office. Country office management has the discretion to allocate these resources accordingly.

Trust Funds are also provided by Headquarters for programming in specific areas like elections, etc. Both TRAC and Trust Funds are provided to carter for 12 months of programme activities and are not carried forward.

Cost Sharing are resources which UNDP in Malawi mobilises from its Development Partners (Donors) including governments and other multinational organisations. Through stronger partnerships UNDP is able to ensure a sustainable resource inflow that is used for various development initiatives in the country. From all the resources mobilised from the Development Partners, UNDP collects a small amount as General Management Service that is used in the administration of the funding.

UN Common Services are resources mobilised by UNDP from its sister agencies for services jointly acquired like management services, and utilities.

All these resources are used for both programme activities and office operations. Our development partners do not only contribute financially; they are also the major decision-makers on how their financial support should be used.

Current financial sources over US$ 100, 000 are indicated below.