What is a Flexible Contribution?
Flexible funding is one of WFP’s core funding approaches, allowing it to determine the country and the activities for which the contribution will be used. As such, it strengthens WFP’s ability to prioritize strategically, to optimize planning and to respond with speed.
WFP’s definition of flexible funding aligns with the earmarking definitions introduced in the Grand Bargain (2016). Flexible contributions to WFP consist of three types of funding: unearmarked multilateral contributions; contributions to life-saving activities through the Immediate Response Account (IRA); and softly earmarked contributions allowing flexibility beyond country level, such as regional and thematic contributions. Note that this definition applies to contributions made in 2022 and onwards, while the historical funding statistics until 2021 exclude softly earmarked funds.
Under the allocations listed on this page, you will see how WFP has allocated its multilateral resources across its country operations. For allocations from the IRA, please visit the dedicated Immediate Response Account page.
What is the importance of Flexible Funds?
Flexible contributions are crucial for our emergency responses, protracted relief and recovery efforts, whenever and wherever needs are greatest. Flexible funds provide WFP with greatest flexibility and predictability to kick start operations, fund neglected crises and ultimately enhance our response to those most in need. Learn more about the value of flexibility and predictability of funding, from WFP’s Annual Reports:
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea||62,484|
|United Arab Emirates||27,300|
|United States of America||15,054,228|
|All Donors in 2023 as at 20/11/2023||951,486,693|
|Bolivia (Plurinational State of)||621,582|
|Central African Republic||11,441,865|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||12,469,923|
|Iran (Islamic Republic of)||2,044,589|
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea||887,128|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic||524,169|
|Republic of Moldova||472,055|
|Pacific Islands COs||1,294,027|
|Sao Tome and Principe||231,358|
|Syrian Arab Republic||32,915,703|
|United Republic of Tanzania||5,004,936|
|Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)||5,317,931|
|All Allocations in 2023 as at 20/11/2023||431,749,488|