Financial and Institutional Support


Since its inception in 1996, ICTSD has sought and enjoyed financial and in-kind support from a broad spectrum of funders in the public and private spheres, through governments and philanthropic foundations, as well as several civil society partners from around the globe. Their generosity, vision and trust in our strategy and programmes has made it possible for ICTSD to evolve from a modest project into a respected global institution, and to contribute to enhanced cooperation and to effectively enable participation of governments and thousands of stakeholders in the complex multi-level governance of trade for sustainable development. We are very grateful for their continued support.

Financial support for ICTSD activities for FY 2012-2013 comes from the following major donors:

  • DFID, UK Department for International Development
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • SIDA, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • SECO State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland
  • DFID, India

Funds from joint initiatives 2012-2013

  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Government of Brazil
  • WTO
  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • JA Solar
  • Government of Taiwan
  • Indiana University
  • International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP)
  • University College of Oxford
  • WIPO
  • Centre for Policy Dialogue
  • IDDR Foundation
  • Latin American Network
  • International Trade Centre
  • Swedish Standards Institute

Financial support for ICTSD activities since the inception of the Centre in 1996 has been received from:

  • DFID, UK Department for International Development
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Netherlands
  • SIDA, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Danish International Development Agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • SECO State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
  • OXFAM / NOVIB
  • Agence Internationale de la Francophonie
  • World Health Organization
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • InterAmerican Development Bank
  • International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council
  • FAO Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN
  • UNEP
  • Rockefeller Foundation, USA
  • The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Government of Switzerland
  • Chistian Aid
  • Misereor, Germany
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Swiss Coalition of Development Organizations
  • Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano
  • William and & Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA
  • MacArthur Foundation, USA
  • NZAid New Zealand Agency for International Development and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
  • Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, Grande-Duché de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • International Development Research Centre, Canada
  • Agence Internationale de la Francophonie*, France
  • Ministry of Environment, Italy
  • UN Foundation, USA
  • Commonwealth Secretariat*, United Kingdom
  • English Nature, United Kingdom
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature*, Switzerland
  • German Marshall Fund, USA
  • InterAmerican Development Bank*
  • ALIFAR,* Argentina
  • Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)*
  • Christian Aid*, United Kingdom
  • PSP Publishing, Switzerland
  • DFAIT Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council, USA
  • FES Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany
  • German Watch, Germany
  • East Asian Legal Studies Center, USA
  • Aprodev*, Belgium
  • Commission for Environmental Cooperation,* Canada
  • National Wildlife Federation, USA
  • North South Institute, Canada
  • FFLA - Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, Ecuador

Contributions from individuals.

Funds from joint initiatives:

  • UNCTAD
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom
  • SOLAGRAL, France
  • Centre for WTO Studies, India
  • Ecologic, Germany
  • World Wide Fund for Nature*, Switzerland
  • Quaker United Nations Office,* Switzerland
  • GIAN (Geneva Int. Academic Network), Switzerland
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development

In-kind support
ICTSD benefits from extensive in-kind support.

ICTSD is located at the Maison internationale de l’environnement in premises provided at a subsidized rate by the Swiss federal Fondation des Immeubles pour les Organisations Internationales (FIPOI),
In addition, ICTSD receives valuable support from visiting scholars, interns and associate fellows, including the following:

  • University of Bath (UK)
  • University of Michigan Law School (USA)
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government (USA)
  • Boston University / EUSA, (USA)
  • Kent State University - Geneva Campus (USA)
  • Toronto University (Canada)
  • Duke University (USA)
  • World Trade Institute (Switzerland)
  • University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Georgetown University Law Centre (USA)
  • University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • The Pontifical Lateran University (Italy)
  • Le Centre D’Etudes et de Recherches sur le developpement
  • International (France)
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • The Graduate Institute (Switzerland)

* International or Chapter Based Organisations

Audit and Advisory Support Services

ICTSD benefits from high quality professional service providers contracted on a fee for service basis.

  • External Auditors: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Legal Counsel: Baker & McKenzie
  • Tax Advisory Services: KPMG
  • Human Resource Management services: ICS