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 Our funding proposal is available for download.

For more details about the Open Forum Finance and Budget, you can download the following documents:

2011Final Narrative Report of the Open Forum
2011Final Financial Report of the Open Forum
2011Finance Audit Report 2011
2011Workplan 2011
2011Budget 2011
2010Narrative Report 2010
2010Financial Report 2010
2010Audit Report 2010
2010Budget and Workplan 2010
2009Narrative Report 2009
2009Financial Report 2009
2009Work Plan 2009
2009Fundraising Strategy