Our Funders

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU).

We implement the Swedish development policy that aims to enable people living in poverty to improve their lives. Another part of our mission is reform cooperation with Eastern Europe. The third part of our assignment is to distribute humanitarian aid to people in need of assistance.

We carry out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Our selection of cooperation countries are based on political decisions made by the Swedish government.

Sida’s mission is to allocate aid and other funding. Our operations are managed by the government’s guidelines, describing the goals for each year’s operations and the size of the development aid budget.

Visit www.sida.se for more information.

Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The Luxembourg government's development cooperation policy is clear: it places great emphasis in honouring the commitment made in 1970 within the United Nations General Assembly, namely contributing at least 0.70% of its gross national income (GNI) to official development assistance (ODA).

Luxembourg has clearly kept to this commitment since the year 2000 and accentuated it since 2009, in accordance with the commitment undertaken in the government's programme for the 2013-2018 period, since ODA has now reached 1% of Luxembourg's GNI. Official development assistance even exceeded 1% in 2016 (1.02%)putting Luxembourg second place in the most generous countries worldwide in terms of development cooperation.

For more information, please visit www.cooperation.lu.

Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.

The Mastercard Foundation supports MicroLead and the Mobile Money for the Poor.

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