Our funders

The IGC has been majority funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) since its founding. We also receive funding for our research and policy engagement work from the following organisations.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports IGC’s work in India. The programme engages with government, research institutes, and other civil society organisations to reduce poverty, advance economic development, and build a strong, sustainable ecosystem of evidence-based policymaking in Bihar and throughout the country.

The Rockefeller Foundation: The Rockefeller Foundation supports the State Fragility initiative, including the Council on State Fragility. The State Fragility initiative works with national, regional and international actors to catalyse new thinking, develop more effective approaches to addressing state fragility, and support collaborative efforts to take emerging consensus into practice. In February 2021 the Council on State Fragility, together with the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states, launched  Powering up energy investments in fragile states: A call to action.

Argidius Foundation: The Argidius Foundation supports IGC’s work through the Small and Growing Business (SGB) Evidence Fund. This fund, a joint research initiative between Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the IGC, aims to build a knowledge repository on effective interventions to support small and growing businesses that will inform and influence the thinking and practice of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and funders, as well as accelerate learning in this sector.

UN-Habitat: The IGC’s Cities that Work initiative is collaborating with UN-Habitat in delivering the project ‘Supporting the Urban Dimension of Development Cooperation: Enhancing  financial positions of cities in developing countries to achieve sustainable urban development’. The project aims to conduct case studies on financial reforms across 5 African cities, host city and expert dialogues to debate key city finance issues, and compile a final report with consolidated findings. This pilot project was requested by the European Parliament and funded by the European Union.