Our work is made possible through grants from international governments, multilateral organisations, private foundations, as well as local corporate, diplomatic and institutional members.

Core Funders

  • The Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  • The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Programme Funders


Anglo American Chairman’s Fund Development Effectiveness Project
Anglo Platinum Development Effectiveness Project
Department for International Development Global Economic Governance
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Global Economic Governance, Economic Diplomacy Programme
Canadian International Development Agency Institutional Capacity Building
Centre for International Governance Innovation Africa Portal
Economic and Social Research Council Regional Integration and Health Project
First Rand Foundation Development Effectiveness Project
Foundation Open Society Institute Global Powers Programme, Economic Diplomacy Programme
Open Society Foundation for South Africa Global Powers, Understanding Russia; Economic Diplomacy and Promotion of Democracy; Good Governance and Human Rights in SADC
Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Visiting Distinguished African Fellow
The Bradlow Foundation The Bradlow Fellowship
The British High Commission Economic Diplomacy programme
The Government of the Kingdom of Denmark South African Foreign Policy and African Drivers; Emerging Powers and Global Challenges; Economic Diplomacy
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Governance of African Resources
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Governance and APRM Programme
World Bank Economic Diplomacy Programme

Commissioned Research

  • Benguela Current Commission
  • Business Leadership South Africa
  • Christian Michelsen Institute
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • European Centre for Development Policy Management
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • Future World
  • Imani Development
  • Institute for Global Dialogue
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Norwegian Institute for International Affairs
  • Open Society Foundation for South Africa
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • South African Sugar Association
  • World Trade Organisation

Youth programme

  • Abe Bailey Trust
  • Absa
  • Sasol
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