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Results, Budget and Performance

In July 2023, the Member States of WIPO approved the Program of Work and Budget for the 2024/25 biennium.  WIPO is unusual among UN organizations in that we are almost entirely self-financing.

In our Program of Work and Budget for 2024/25, we estimate that our overall income will reach over 970 million Swiss francs, and that our expenditure will amount to about 857 million Swiss francs.  Of our overall income, approximately 95 per cent are generated from fee-paying services which we provide to users of the Global Intellectual Property Systems, namely the PCT, Madrid, Hague and Lisbon Systems.

Program of Work & Budget


WIPO Business Continuity Dashboard

March 2024 - update


Results Based Management

We use Results Based Management at WIPO to place performance at the heart of how we operate. Results Based Management guides the way we plan, manage, report and – very importantly – how we learn lessons to improve our future planning.

  • WIPO Results Based Management Cycle PDF, Results Based Management Framework (RBMF)

Program of Work and Budget

Every two years, WIPO's Director General presents a Program of Work and Budget to Member States for approval.  It details results, performance measures and budgetary planning for the upcoming program of work for the next biennium.  In July 2023, the Member States of WIPO approved the Program of Work and Budget for the 2024/25 biennium PDF, WIPO Program and Budget 2016/2017

  • Program and Budget for the 2022/23 Biennium PDF, WIPO Program and Budget 2016/2017
  • Program and Budget PDF archive: 2020/21 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2020/21 | 2018/19 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2018/19| 2016/17 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2016/17

WIPO Performance Reports

Every year we submit a WIPO Performance Report to our Member States. This is our main accountability tool for reporting on our organizational performance.

  • WIPO Performance Report 2022 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2020-2021
  • Archive of Program Performance Reports: 2020/21  PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2020/21 | 2020   PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2020| 2018/19 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2018/19| 2018 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2018-2019| 2016/17  PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2016/17 | 2014/2015  PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2014/2015 | 2012/2013 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2012/2013 | 2010/2011 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2010/2011 | 2008/2009 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2008/2009| 2006/2007 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2006/2007 | 2004/2005 PDF, WIPO Performance Report 2004-2005

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