Cluster 5 - Resource allocation, resource mobilization, the role of governments and other sectors:
India, the G-77,
Brazil and the Women's Caucus agreed that increased attention
should be given to population activities at the national
level. There was also agreement that national social sector
expenditures should rise by 20-30%. Iran pointed out that
targets for social spending should take into account the
varying capacities of developing countries. Many governments
such as the US, the UK and Canada called for greater
partnership between governments and NGOs in the implementation
of population activities. Numerous developing countries,
including the G-77 and Iran, called for the international
community to clarify its commitments to population funding.
Sweden called on industrialized countries to do more in this
regard, but also suggested that regional funding figures would
be more realistic than global targets.
Morocco expressed hope that military expenditures could, in
part, be redirected to cover population activities. This was
echoed by the Women's Caucus, who added that increased sources
of funding could be mobilized by reform of structural
adjustment programmes and debt relief.