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
    914BRZ4021 Instruments and strategies for sustainable development of the Historic Centre of Salvador, Bahia Brazil 807,803 712,727 2017-08-01 2023-07-31
    914BRZ4024 Promotion of tourism in cultural and natural heritage sites, the creative economy and other tourism and sustainable development policies Brazil 1,627,717 418,036 2019-12-30 2023-12-29
    914BRZ4025 Promotion and Sustainable Development of Cultural and Natural Heritage in the city of Niterói Brazil 2,199,267 95,695 2021-12-29 2024-12-29
    914BRZ5015 SMUL - Participatory Urban Planning for the City of São Paulo Brazil 1,612,609 1,219,989 2014-10-21 2023-10-21
    914BRZ5016 Open Government: Transparency and Prevention of Corruption Brazil 869,393 305,405 2018-12-10 2024-12-09
    914BRZ5017 Innovation and Technology Secretariat of São Paulo - PMSP/SMIT Brazil 1,087,955 223,227 2019-05-14 2023-05-13
    914BRZ5019 Public Policies for Telecommunications and Radio Broadcasting in Brazil Brazil 3,279,995 97,008 2021-12-22 2025-12-22
    920OMA2000 Technical Expert Advice to Establish a National Multi-Hazard Early Warning System - Oman Oman 825,922 815,721 2010-05-18 2022-12-31
    922IND4005 Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage and Developing Cultural Tourism in Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner districts in Rajasthan India 998,598 632,916 2020-03-13 2024-09-17
    922IND4006 Rural Craft and Cultural Hubs - Phase II India 5,252,824 1,364,928 2021-02-26 2023-09-25
    927CMR1001 Projet d'Appui à l'Elaboration de la Carte Scolaire au Ministère de l'Education de Base (MINEDUB) Cameroon 363,658 328,835 2020-10-09 2022-06-30
    927CMR5000 APPUI AU DEVELOPPEMENT LOCAL A TRAVERS LES RADIOS COMMUNAUTAIRES Cameroon 5,838,424 5,472,602 2013-09-18 2022-01-31
    927CMR5001 Appui au développement local à travers les médias communautaires, phase 2 Cameroon 11,099,143 - 2021-11-13 2027-11-13
    933ALB4000 Restoration of the historical centre of Gjirokastra in Albania Albania 1,436,947 1,436,198 2006-12-15 2022-06-30
    938MOR4001 Soutien à l'élaboration d'une stratégie de sauvegarde et de valorisation des savoirs et des savoir-faire lié à l'artisanat au Maroc Morocco 126,691 117,395 2017-07-03 2022-12-31