UNRISD maintains its autonomy to undertake independent research and provide a neutral ground for policy discussion by remaining financially independent of the United Nations system. We rely for funding of our core activities entirely on voluntary contributions from governments and other donors. In supporting UNRISD, core donors contribute to the assurance of a diversity of views and voices on development issues at the highest level in the global system.
In 2017, IPSAS-based expenditures totalled USD 2.025 million.
The following donors provided institutional funding to support the overall programme of work in 2017: Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.
The following donors contributed to specific UNRISD activities in 2017: Global Social Economy Forum, Graduate Institute, National Center for Social Studies, Unicef Innocenti Research Centre, University of Basel, UNECE and UNDP.
Sources of funding for specific projects and events are indicated on the relevant project and event pages.
UNRISD is grateful to these funders for their support of our work.