Budget of the Organization for 2017-2018-2019
The Regular Programme Budget of the Organization for 2017-2018-2019, for a total amount of CAD 302.1 million for the triennium, was approved in October 2016 during the 39th Session of the Assembly, as presented by the Council without any amendment. The budget includes an Operating Plan with key outcomes and deliverables. The Operating Plan itself is an extract from a larger and more ambitious Business Plan. For the first time, a detailed Business Plan was presented to the Council prior to the finalization of the budget.
The following Council-approved Strategic Objectives of the Organization remain in place for 2017-2018-2019: Safety; Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency; Security and Facilitation; Economic Development of Air Transport; and Environmental Protection. Drawing from the ICAO Business Plan, the budget sets out the strategies and priorities to guide the activities of the Organization to enable States to attain safe, secure, efficient, economically viable and environmentally responsible air transport.
The main activities of the Organization, under the responsibility of either the Air Navigation Bureau or the Air Transport Bureau, are organized by Programme as part of a comprehensive cycle designed to achieve each Strategic Objective. To better reflect how the substantive Bureaus are managed, the budget for the 2017-2018-2019 triennium is presented by Strategic Objective and also at the Programme level.
The budget is a Zero Nominal Growth (ZNG) budget, built off by maintaining the average Assessment of Member States for the next three years at the 2016 level, while retaining all important existing activities and incorporating incremental initiatives. To help achieve the stabilization of the Assessments, the Organization had to rely upon efficiencies, savings and non-assessed income. The contribution from the Ancillary Revenue Generation Fund to the Regular Budget will increase by 26.2 per cent (from CAD 15.2 million to CAD 19.2 million), and an unreserved surplus of CAD 1.0 million in the Incentive for Settlement of Long-Outstanding Arrears Account will complement the funding sources of the budget. Approximately 54 per cent of the budget of CAD 302.1 million is for programme related activities and 46 per cent for support activities. Approximately a quarter of the budget is for the Regional Offices.