2016 saw the implementation of IPPFs new strategic plan and therefore was a year of transition for the Secretariat as operations were aligned to focus on the new outcomes. The strategy responds to social, political and demographic global trends. These include: the expectations and potential of the largest ever generation of young people; ongoing, significant social and economic inequalities, including discrimination against girls and women; and opposition that threatens gains in human rights.
We continue to receive funding from and are grateful for the continued support of our key funders. With their support and help our unrestricted funding increased in the year to US$76.7 million from US$72.2 million. This was in spite of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union in June, which led to the weakening of sterling and Euro against the dollar and reduced our dollar income from our European donors. Restricted income increased from US$44.1 million to US$53.7 million. A significant factor in the increase was the US$10 million received from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to enable IPPF to respond to the Zika crisis in the Western Hemisphere Region.
The amount of grants to Member Associations (MAs) and partner organizations was US$68.3 million.
Central expenditure decreased by US$2.9 million to US$16.1 million mainly due to the weakening of sterling whereas Regional expenditure remained consistent with the prior year at US$34.0 million (a US$0.4 million decrease on 2015).