Funding

No Programme can be successful without adequate financial support. IFAP needs complementary funding if it is to achieve the objectives that have been set. Much needs to be done to raise additional extra-budgetary funds.

While the functioning of the IFAP Council is supported by UNESCO's regular budget, all programme work, including pilot projects, relies on funds from voluntary contributions by donor countries.

These contributions are held in the IFAP Special Account, which is administered in accordance with the financial regulations of UNESCO, with the Director-General regularly reporting on its functioning to the Executive Board.IFAP also administers a Funds-in-Trust (FIT) scheme, whereby donors can nominate specific projects, countries or regions they wish to support.

A key focus for the work of the Council is to secure ongoing funding for its programmes and projects. Up until the end of 2005, the Council has been able to fund some 37 pilot projects. These play a critically important role in raising awareness within countries of the benefits of Knowledge Societies. The Council encourages Governments to expand their financial support so that IFAP can continue to support this extremely important activity.

Financial contributions to IFAP since the creation of the Programme (in US dollars)

Country IFAP Special Account Funds-in-trust

Brazil

100,202  

China

40,000  

France

218,950  

Greece

8,000  

India

9,967  

Saudi Arabia

20,000  

Spain

  808,119

Funds of the former Intergovernmental Informatics Programme

748,342  

IFAP funds interest

20,385  
Total 1,973,965 1,165,846 808,119
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