About WHO

Planning, finance and accountability

Jose Rovira-Vilaplana, who was in the first WHO response team to arrive in Guinea in March 2014.

This section has information on how we are financed, methods of reporting and accountability mechanisms.


The framework for the financial resources and expenditures of WHO is derived from the 12th General Programme of Work, which covers the period 2014-2019.


WHO is undertaking extensive reform to ensure that the Organization is well-equipped to meet the increasingly complex health challenges of the 21st century. As part of these efforts, we're working to improve the alignment, flexibility, predictability and transparency of the Organization's financing, and to reduce its vulnerability. The ultimate aim is a fully funded Programme Budget.

Programme Budget web portal

A Programme Budget web portal, updated every quarter, has been established to provide Member States and other partners with details on both programme performance and financing.

Financial and Programmatic reports

Access current and previous biennium reports.


Information on internal and external auditing, the Independent Expert Advisory Oversight Committee, and compliance, risk management and ethics.