Funding 2012

The Secretariat

In 2012 the Publish What You Pay International Secretariat consisted of a small core team of seven members. Six were based in London and one in Beirut. The PWYP International Secretariat does not have its own legal entity, but is hosted by the Open Society Foundation in London. Until October 2012 the Programme Manager for Africa was hosted by Catholic Relief Services in Ghana but then moved to be based with the PWYP Secretariat in London. The Africa budget for 2012 has been included in the income and expenditures for 2012. The Coordinator for the MENA region is hosted by Revenue Watch Institute with separate income and expenditures and therefore is not included here.

The narrative

In 2012, the income for the London-based PWYP Secretariat was £1,234,325.87 from seventeen different supporters. Compared to the budget of 2011 the income of the PWYP Secretariat has almost tripled and the number of financial supporters has more than doubled.

Four of the supporters in 2012 are members of the coalition and long-term contributors demonstrating their enormous commitment to the campaign and the coalition: Global Witness, Revenue Watch Institute, Cordaid and CAFOD. Together they were responsible for 24.97% of the total income.

The PWYP International Secretariat also benefited from partnerships with two foundations: the Open Society Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation who between them contributed 50.73% of our income.

Open Society Foundation in London is also PWYP’s legal host and PWYP’s income and expenditure is therefore audited as part of OSF’s audit in London. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation began supporting PWYP in July 2011, with a two year partnership totalling U$500,000.

The income is larger than our expenditure for 2012. This is because a number of donors contributed late in the year towards projects for 2013. Cordaid, for example, contributed core support towards the Africa project and two scoping studies to take place in 2013. The British Embassy in Beirut contributed money for two workshops in Beirut, one at the end of 2012 and one in 2013. The Royal Norwegian Embassy also contributed towards the cost of the second workshop in 2013.The final contribution from the Hewlett Foundation covers expenses scheduled over two calendar years.

Adopting a new strategy

In 2012 we developed a new strategy: Vision 20/20, which was adopted at the International Coalition Strategy Meeting (Amsterdam, September). Part of the strategy development process was a year-long consultation with our members, which included regional and national consultations in Senegal, Mozambique, Kazakhstan and Indonesia.

This would not have been possible without the support of a range of donors: The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, World Bank Institute, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Development Bank and the World Bank Sustainable Energy, Oil, Gas and Mining unit.

Funds from The Hewlett Foundation and an additional local contribution from Cordaid, that didn’t go through the PWYP budget, were also used to cover the costs of the International Coalition Strategy Meeting which coincided with our tenth anniversary. Support from other foundations within Open Society Foundations was instrumental in enabling participants from the South to attend the conference. On top of their general support to Publish What You Pay, CAFOD and Global Witness also contributed additional funds to enable participants from the South to attend. Several local PWYP coalitions were able raise funds locally. For a full list of supporters, as well as a report on the Amsterdam conference, please read Extracting Experiences.