With diverse support

UNDEF’s work is financed by voluntary contributions from a total of more than 40 traditional and emerging donors on every continent. Click here for a full list of contributions to UNDEF 2005-2022.

Transparent and accountable to all, but beholden to none

As independent third-party evaluators have found, UNDEF is not beholden to the vision, doctrine, or geostrategic interests of any Member State, commercial entity, or philanthropic institution. Our evaluation process and lessons learned database advance accountability to not only donors, but partners and participants. We answer to project participants and to a governance structure unlike any in the field of democracy support. Our Advisory Board, which provides policy guidance and reviews project proposals, brings together a range of stakeholders: Governments – those countries who have made the seven largest financial contributions to the Fund, and six countries reflecting geographical diversity; up to four individuals; and two civil society organizations. We are also guided by our UN partners in the UNDEF Programme Consultative Group, who represent many parts of the UN system worldwide and who provide expert advice, project selection support, and monitoring in the field.

UNDEF's donors

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malta, Mongolia, Morocco, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, The Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis Foundation (Sydney).