Since its inception in 1996, ICTSD has sought and enjoyed financial and in-kind support from a broad spectrum of funders in the public and private spheres, through governments and philanthropic foundations, as well as several civil society partners from around the globe. Their generosity, vision and trust in our strategy and programmes has made it possible for ICTSD to evolve from a modest project into a respected global institution, and to contribute to enhanced cooperation and to effectively enable participation of governments and thousands of stakeholders in the complex multi-level governance of trade for sustainable development. We are very grateful for their continued support.

In 2017, ICTSD received core support from:

  • Denmark Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Danida)
  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
  • Sweden Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sida)
  • UK Department for International Development (DFID)

ICTSD also received thematic, programme, and project support from these contributing partners:

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fürInternationale Zusam (GiZ)
  • Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • KR Foundation (KRFND)
  • Ned Org Voor Toegepast (TNO)
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
  • TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)

The ICTSD / ERCST Carbon Markets Initiative was supported in 2017 by the following partners:

  • Air Liquide
  • BASF SE
  • Canada Ministry of Environment & Climate Change
  • Electricité de France (EDF)
  • Exxonmobil Petroleum
  • Finland, Ministry of Environment
  • France Ministry of Environment, Energy & Sea
  • German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU)
  • Government of Switzerland (FOEN)
  • HeidelbergCement AG
  • Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • New Zealand, Ministry of Environment (MfE)
  • Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Norway Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Solvay SA
  • Swedish Energy Agency
  • Total SA
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

The Trade and Sustainable Development Forum (TSDS) received support from these partners:

  • Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
  • Agroicone Ltda
  • ArgenBio
  • Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Bloom Association
  • Brasil International Chamber of Commerce
  • Centre for Governance & Innovation (CIGI)
  • European University Institute (EUI)
  • German Institute for Development Policy (DIE)
  • Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
  • Government of Switzerland (SECO)
  • Grupo de Países productores del Sur (GPS)
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)
  • Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • King and Spalding LLP
  • Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) 
  • Latin American Internet Association (ALAI)
  • National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)
  • Organization Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • (UNCTAD)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin
  • America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • World Economic Forum (WEF)

Financial support for ICTSD activities since the inception of the Centre in 1996 has been received from:

  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • SECO State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland
  • DFID, UK Department for International Development
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Netherlands
  • SIDA, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Danish International Development Agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • SECO State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
  • OXFAM / NOVIB
  • Agence Internationale de la Francophonie
  • World Health Organization
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • InterAmerican Development Bank
  • International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council
  • FAO Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN
  • UNEP
  • Rockefeller Foundation, USA
  • The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Government of Switzerland
  • Chistian Aid
  • Misereor, Germany
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Swiss Coalition of Development Organizations
  • Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano
  • William and & Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA
  • MacArthur Foundation, USA
  • NZAid New Zealand Agency for International Development and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
  • Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, Grande-Duché de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • International Development Research Centre, Canada
  • Agence Internationale de la Francophonie*, France
  • Ministry of Environment, Italy
  • UN Foundation, USA
  • Commonwealth Secretariat*, United Kingdom
  • English Nature, United Kingdom
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature*, Switzerland
  • German Marshall Fund, USA
  • InterAmerican Development Bank*
  • ALIFAR,* Argentina
  • Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)*
  • Christian Aid*, United Kingdom
  • PSP Publishing, Switzerland
  • DFAIT Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council, USA
  • FES Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany
  • German Watch, Germany
  • East Asian Legal Studies Center, USA
  • Aprodev*, Belgium
  • Commission for Environmental Cooperation,* Canada
  • National Wildlife Federation, USA
  • North South Institute, Canada
  • FFLA - Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, Ecuador
  • Contributions from individuals.

Funds from joint initiatives:

  • UNCTAD
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom
  • SOLAGRAL, France
  • Centre for WTO Studies, India
  • Ecologic, Germany
  • World Wide Fund for Nature*, Switzerland
  • Quaker United Nations Office,* Switzerland
  • GIAN (Geneva Int. Academic Network), Switzerland
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development

In-kind support

ICTSD benefits from extensive in-kind support. ICTSD is located at the Maison internationale de l’environnement in premises provided at a subsidized rate by the Swiss federal Fondation des Immeubles pour les Organisations Internationales (FIPOI). In addition, ICTSD receives valuable support from visiting scholars, interns and associate fellows, including the following:

  • University of Bath (UK)
  • University of Michigan Law School (USA)
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government (USA)
  • Boston University / EUSA, (USA)
  • Kent State University - Geneva Campus (USA)
  • Toronto University (Canada)
  • Duke University (USA)
  • World Trade Institute (Switzerland)
  • University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Georgetown University Law Centre (USA)
  • University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • The Pontifical Lateran University (Italy)
  • Le Centre D’Etudes et de Recherches sur le developpement
  • International (France)
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • The Graduate Institute (Switzerland)
  • * International or Chapter Based Organisations

Audit and Advisory Support Services

  • ICTSD benefits from high quality professional service providers contracted on a fee for service basis.
  • External Auditors: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Legal Counsel: Baker & McKenzie
  • Tax Advisory Services: KPMG
  • Human Resource Management services: ICS