Joint Resource Mobilization

The development of a joint resource mobilization strategy is one of the core elements of the Standard Operating Procedures. A common, strategic approach to resource mobilization is based first and foremost on a Common Budgetary Framework (CBF), which provides a holistic overview of required, available and expected funding sources and funding gaps to support delivery of a One Programme.

A joint resource mobilization strategy will assist UN Country Teams in:

  • reaching agreement on how to finance the development results agreed upon for the new strategic programming cycle;
  • better attaining One Programme outcomes and outputs by ensuring that adequate resources are mobilized;
  • reducing competition among United Nations bodies for resources while improving cooperation on the basis of comparative advantages in resource mobilization; and
  • lowering transaction costs for partners and government counterparts due to more focused engagement and fewer agreements with donors and reports.

The UNCT can use both traditional and innovative ways to reach out to development partners.  The UNCT can also explore opportunities to engage with new partners, such as entering discussions with non-traditional donors and funding sources, such as the private sector and foundations. The national government can also be an important source of funds for supporting the UN’s development efforts.

It is important to remember that successful resource mobilization depends on programmatic performance, the perceived relevance, and the reputation and credibility of the United Nations system more than on resource mobilization activi­ties themselves. Attaining development results is the foundation for resource mobilization success.

Policies and Guidance

Publication Date
Files and links
Guide to Joint Resource Mobilization2014