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Donors and Funding
The Open Forum budget amounts to € 2,991,000 for the July 2009-December 2011 period.
This budget is already 94% covered thanks to the generous support of:
The Austrian Development Agency
The UK Department for International Development
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
The Agence Française de Développement
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxemburg
The Czech Development Agency
Each one of these donors is contributing to a pooled fund managed by a group of CSO’s; the "CSO Management Group", and a group of donors; "the Donor Coordination Group".
The guideline and basic principles of the managment of the funds as well as the responsibilities of each group is decribed in a Memorandum of Understanding.
This is a very innovative and pionneering case where CSO’s and donors collaborate and an atypical case where governments pool their efforts for an international process.
If you want to support the Open Forum and be part of this progressive and innovative donors group, you can send an email to info at cso-effectiveness.org. Our funding proposal is available for download.
For more details about the Open Forum Finance and Budget, you can download the following documents: