Our funders

The IGC has been majority funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) since its founding. We also receive funding for our research and policy engagement work from the following organisations.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: The IGC’s India-Central and India-Bihar country programmes merged in 2018 under a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new programme engages with government, research institutes, and other institutions in Bihar to build a strong, sustainable ecosystem of research and monitoring and evaluation in the state and throughout the country, and create the necessary local institutional capacity.

The Rockefeller Foundation: The Rockefeller Foundation supports the IGC’s partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone to build a more resilient national health system in the wake of the Ebola crisis through revising their national strategic plan for a cadre of community health workers. IGC has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to ensure both the revision of Sierra Leone’s Community Health Workers Policy and Programme are evidence-based.

UN-Habitat: The IGC’s Cities that Work initiative is acting as a knowledge partner to UN-Habitat in delivering on the Strategic Development Phase of the Foreign Commonwealth Office’s Global Future Cities Programme. Cities that Work is providing a comprehensive knowledge base for analysing policy interventions for growth in 19 middle-income cities, drawing on cross-country experience and cutting edge-economic research.

British Academy and LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact (KEI) Fund: The LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development is funded from the LSE KEI Fund and the British Academy’s Sustainable Development Programme through the Global Challenges Research Fund. The Commission was established in March 2017 to guide policy to address state fragility.