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icddr,b research is supported by a combination of core support from bilateral donors and grant income. In 2020, the top 10 revenue sources for restricted and unrestricted grants were:

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


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.