Uses of Funding

UNESCO's projects encompass a broad range of expertise in the fields of Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information. Biennial expenditures are planned in each of these Major Programmes and for Corporate Services.

    Geographical Scope

    Overall Plan

    Planned Expenditure (USD thousands)

    Overall Plan

    Details by Programme

    Sector Planned Expenditure (USD thousands)
    Natural sciences
    Communication and information
    Social and human sciences
    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
    Priority Africa and External Relations Sector
    Bureau for Digital Business Solutions
    Participation Programme
    Communication and Public Engagement


    Projects are a sequence of budgeted activities, regardless of the source of funding, that contribute to the Organization's Outputs and must be completed within an agreed timeframe. Projects can include sub-activities and can be linked to a wider Programme.
    Note: For projects with multiple beneficiaries, the distribution of budget and expenditure figures at the beneficiary level is based on indicative percentages.
    Beneficiary Country / Region
    465BRZ3007 Criança Esperança Programme Fund - 2008 Brazil 88,490,348 87,341,158 2008-07-17 2026-03-31
    914BRZ1138 Contributing for the implementation of results-based management and governance of the national response to STD/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis among vulnerable populations focusing on access and quality of health education. Brazil 35,083,523 34,203,133 2012-11-28 2022-12-20
    503RAF1001 Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future: Making positive sexual and reproductive health and education outcomes a reality for adolescents and young people in Sub-Saharan Africa Africa 31,401,092 29,136,114 2017-08-31 2023-06-30
    560IRQ4000 REVIVING THE SPIRIT OF MOSUL BY REBUILDING ITS HISTORIC LANDMARKS, namely Al-Nouri Mosque and its Al-Hadba Minaret as well as the Al-Tahera Church and Al-Sa'a Church Iraq 50,400,000 23,771,102 2018-04-23 2024-07-04
    901LIB2043 University of Benghazi Libya 19,282,739 19,140,446 1981-01-01 2022-12-31
    549IRQ4000 REVIVING MOSUL AND BASRA OLD CITIES Iraq 22,858,000 19,081,247 2019-04-01 2023-07-31
    665GLO2000 UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme Global 16,854,708 15,557,035 2013-10-28 2023-12-31
    467GLO1006 CapEFA Programme Management & Technical Backstopping Global 16,525,712 14,964,102 2008-04-14 2023-12-31
    441GLO0056 PRIX FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX Global 14,741,444 14,555,023 1989-01-01 2025-12-31
    727CHD1005 Projet de Renforcement de l'Education et de l'Alphabétisation au Tchad (PREAT) Chad 16,460,912 14,440,493 2018-05-25 2023-12-31
    727CMB1004 Strengthening Teacher Education Programmes in Cambodia (STEPCam) Cambodia 14,400,000 14,315,606 2018-02-23 2022-12-31
    503AFG1003 Better Education Systems for Afghanistan's Future Afghanistan 20,672,250 13,981,703 2018-07-01 2023-12-31
    549IRQ4002 Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities_Phase Two Iraq 15,027,265 12,478,342 2021-01-01 2023-08-31
    459GLO1002 Global Education Monitoring Report Global 18,623,912 12,457,528 2021-01-01 2024-12-31
    570IRQ1000 Improving access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out-of-school children in Iraq Iraq 12,295,360 10,988,856 2018-02-28 2022-08-31