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icddr,b research is supported by a combination of core support from bilateral donors and grant income. In 2021, the top 10 revenue sources for restricted and unrestricted grants were:

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  2. US Government – United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  3. United Nations Development Group (UNDG)
  4. US Government – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  5. Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  6. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
  7. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)
  8. Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB)
  9. US Government – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  10. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

icddr,b is grateful to the Government of Bangladesh for its long-term financial support. icddr,b is also grateful to its international core donors, Canada (Global Affairs Canada), Sweden (Sida), and the United Kingdom (FCDO). In keeping with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, they provide long-term core funds to support the advancement of icddr,b's strategic plan.

Representatives from each of the development agencies meet regularly with icddr,b to monitor progress and discuss emerging research priorities and outputs. Every year, icddr,b reports performance against an agreed log frame and a joint donor report is commissioned to monitor progress.