NATO agrees 2022 civil and military budgets
At a meeting of the North Atlantic Council on Tuesday (14 December 2021), Allies agreed NATO’s civil and military budgets for 2022. The civil budget is set at €289.1 million and the military budget is set at €1.56 billion. All member countries contribute to these budgets, according to an agreed cost-sharing formula based on Gross National Income.
The civil budget provides funds for civilian personnel, operating costs, and civilian programme expenditures, and has risen by 8.9% from the 2021 level. The main driver for this cost increase is NATO’s continuing cyber adaptation. The military budget covers the operating costs of NATO Command Structure headquarters and programmes, missions and operations around the world, and has reduced 3% from the 2021 level.
In addition to the civil and military budgets, the Alliance’s third principal common funded element is the NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP). Covering major construction and command and control system investments, the 2022 ceiling for the NSIP is €790 million.
Through common funding, NATO Allies demonstrate solidarity and come together to address shared security challenges. NATO is committed to ensuring we continue to provide security for our nations in a way that is both effective and financially responsible.