Financing the UN Development System: Choices in Uncertain Times 2023

Out now! Read and download the ninth annual report on financing the UN development system, produced by the Foundation and the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office.

Publication details

Title:Financing the UN Development System: Choices in Uncertain Times 2023
Type:Financing the UN Development System
Author:Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office
Published:14 September 2023

‘Financing the UN Development System Choices In Uncertain Times’ is the 9th edition in this report series and maintains the focus on financial data. This report and the online platform are the result of a long-standing partnership between the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office.

Part One, United Nations resource flows provides an analysis of the current United Nations Development System (UNDS) funding landscape, based on the most up-to-date official data sources. Recognising, as UN Member States and Organisations have, that both the quality and quantity of funding impacts the UN’s ability to fulfil its functions.

Part Two takes a big picture perspective looking at international financing flows and bring a series of expert reflections on how to create greater impact through quality financing.

Part Three addresses critical issues related to effectiveness – quality funding for quality results and investing in resilience building. It starts with the art of scaling up and the focus is on delivery, improving development objectives and using existing institutions, systems, and processes as well as ways to deal with volatile ratings systems and credit environments.



The 2023 edition is also hosted on a specialised microsite as an interactive online version featuring data visualisations where readers can explore the latest financial flows in depth. Here we also learn more about the contributing countries to UN entities and review the expenditure data by country and year. Included is an archive of all previous reports.

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