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
    570MOR1001 Savoir-faire et entrepreneuriat Morocco 2,000,000 25,054 2022-11-25 2025-12-31
    570PER1000 Rural Education in Secondary School in Peru - Cuzco and Amazonas Peru 3,524,873 3,516,955 2018-03-16 2022-12-31
    570PER1001 Horizons - Rural Education in Secondary Schools in two regions in Peru (Grant 2) Peru 3,440,771 3,430,082 2019-01-15 2022-12-31
    570PER1003 Further Horizons, Rural secondary education Peru 1,403,000 188,854 2022-12-21 2024-06-30
    570RAB1009 Tarbiyah 21 Arab States 100,000 98,603 2019-06-10 2023-04-30
    570RAB1011 Education for Peace: Developing Resources and Generating Knowlege on Alternative Education and Peace Building in Arab States Arab States 1,357,000 519,632 2019-10-02 2022-10-20
    570RAB1013 AI Capacity Building in Arabic-speaking Countries Arab States 187,287 126,141 2021-12-22 2023-12-31
    570RAB1014 SDG4: Financial Efficiency for Resilient Education Systems in the Arab Region Arab States 75,000 74,670 2022-06-08 2023-06-30
    570RAF0002 Projet Imaginer les futurs de l'Afrique (IFA) Africa 2,190,289 1,938,738 2017-10-03 2023-07-31
    570RAF1009 Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) and the Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG4) baseline Continental Report in 2021 Africa 156,786 148,222 2021-11-18 2023-03-31
    570RAF5000 UNESCO global initiative for excellence in journalism education Africa 250,000 212,550 2021-11-01 2023-10-31
    570RAS1005 Empowering ECCE Teachers with a Transformative Vision of Education Asia and the Pacific 186,020 185,878 2020-01-20 2022-12-31
    570RAS1006 Enhancing LGBTIQ+ inclusive learning spaces in Asia through youth-led transformative actions and partnerships in the education sector 360,000 55,282 2021-10-05 2026-10-05
    Asia and the Pacific 144,000 22,113
    Thailand 54,000 8,292
    Philippines 54,000 8,292
    Republic of Korea 54,000 8,292
    Japan 54,000 8,292
    570RAS1007 Actions of ASEAN Declaration for Out-of-School Children (OOSC) Phase 3 302,124 24,818 2022-12-23 2024-08-31
    Asia and the Pacific 39,276 3,226
    Viet Nam 262,848 21,591
    570RAS2003 STEM for One Planet 330,000 6,684 2022-07-14 2025-12-31
    Republic of Korea 108,900 2,206
    India 108,900 2,206
    Indonesia 112,200 2,273