The Report provides the reader with an accessible guide to the intricacies and implications of recent UNODC funding, highlighting its shortcomings and political implications, and proposing pathways towards increasing its efficiency and transparency.
This Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme report aims to provide a broad picture of the UNODC funding situation, including an outline of the budget process, sources of funding and spending patterns. It discusses some of the negative consequences resulting from the current funding dynamic and within that context draws some conclusions.
It seems clear that important changes in not only the funding process, but also in donor states’ perceptions and expectations of the Office (and changes in attitude of the UNODC itself), would be necessary to improve its efficiency and allow the Office to move closer to fulfilling its potential. For example:
Meaningful engagement with any of these suggestions would of course require a significant change in the mindset of donor nations and the UNODC leadership. A general reluctance to trust the Office to direct sizeable contributions as it sees fi t is perhaps understandable in light of previous mismanagement. While this is the case, the forthcoming new UNODC Strategy could offer a good opportunity for a re-evaluation of funding structures and the introduction of longer term “Objective driven” contributions.
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