If we demand transparency from others, we need to exercise financial transparency of our own. This remains the core commitment of PWYP in anticipation of our registration as a UK charitable organisation. On this page you will find details of our income and expenditure for 2014. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact our International Director Marinke van Riet (firstname.lastname@example.org). The PWYP audited accounts will in future also be published on this page.
The International Secretariat of Publish What You Pay consists of a small core team of eleven members. Seven are based in London and the others in Beirut, Nairobi, Niamey and Kiev, hosted by PWYP members or a local partner.
The PWYP International Secretariat benefits from partnerships with two private foundations: the Open Society Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation who between them contribute 45%. In 2014 Open Society Foundation in London was also PWYP’s legal host and PWYP’s income and expenditure is audited separately. Please find the full audit here. This will change with PWYP registering as a charitable organisation based in the UK.
We also continued our partnership with the World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund to strengthen civil society’s capacity to engage in the EITI in Central Africa and strengthened our presence in East and Southern Africa through a two-year partnership with the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). In early 2015 we signed a two-year agreement with the Omidyar Network to advance PWYP’s work on mandatory disclosures and open data. This will be reflected in next year’s income and expenditures.
PWYP members and coalitions
Please note that many of our members contribute in-kind through human resources, legal and/or technical expertise, media outreach and engagement, organisation of workshops etc. which are equally – if not more – important to advance our cause. An exercise to monetise this is virtually impossible but we would not be where we are today without this joint commitment to PWYP’s strategic pillars. In addition this page only refers to the income and expenditures of the International Secretariat. The national coalitions have their own sources of funding which, as part of PWYP’s membership and governance standards, are posted on their country pages. The International Secretariat pursues a joint fundraising strategy with national coalitions, where the PWYP Secretariat is an implementing co-partner but the national coalition is the contract holder. Those funds will therefore not come through the Secretariat but will reduce pressure on our travel budget, for example, as well as events.
For coordination and harmonisation purposes the International Secretariat strongly recommends that donors liaise with PWYP before committing to funding coalitions.
With the growing complexity and demands of the coalition to implement Vision 20/20 the PWYP Secretariat continues to explore new funding avenues and partnership to both strengthen the Secretariat as well as national coalitions. If you are interested in supporting one of the most successful coalitions of the last decade, please contact PWYP’s International Director (email@example.com).
Please note that we do not accept any donations from the extractive industry.