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  • Voluntary donor contributions assist ITC in fulfilling its mission of assisting developing countries to achieve sustainable development through exports. Through donations, ITC’s bilateral development partners have made strong commitments to help poorer countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals through increased trade, and play a crucial role in promoting and financing trade strategies and programmes that will enhance the capacity of developing countries.

    ITC’s budget

    ITC’s consolidated budget in 2012 amounted to US$ 76.5 million (2011: US$ 87.2 million). Regular budgetary payments from the United Nations and the World Trade Organization made up 47% of ITC’s funding last year; voluntary donor contributions provided the funding for the remaining US$ 35.5 million. Extra-budgetary funds are activated through the ITC Trust Fund, which represents voluntary donor contributions. The ITC Trust Fund consists of two categories of funds known as 'windows'. Window I consists of contributions from donors that are used to fund research and development, innovation and design work for new projects and core staff.

    Donor contributions

    Voluntary contributions to ITC’s programmes and activities are provided chiefly by governments, both traditional donors and emerging donors who until not long ago may have been ITC beneficiary countries. There are two categories to which these contributions, or extra-budgetary funds, are allocated: general (un-earmarked and soft-earmarked) funding under the ITC Trust Fund and earmarked contributions financing specific projects.

    • ITC spent US$ 17.35 million under the un-earmarked and soft-earmarked component ITC Trust Fund last year. A major part of this spending was devoted to delivery of innovative technical assistance programmes, innovation in product development and maintenance and global public goods. About 15% enabled improvements in corporate efficiency.

    • Expenditure of earmarked extra-budgetary funds amounted to US$ 22.47 million in 2012. These are bilateral contributions for specific projects or programmes, often in specific countries.

    Schedule of voluntary contributions received for technical cooperation projects as of December 2012 (US$)*

    Donors  W1  W2 Total (2012)
    African Management Services Company
    (ATMS/AMSCO)
    - 200 080 200 080
    Belgium - Flemish Government - 245 098 245 098
    Canada 949 235 1 244 683 2 193 918
    China - 326 600 326 600
    Denmark 2 373 851 - 2 373 851
    Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale
    Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    - 492 228 492 228
    DFID - 1 871 409 1 871 409
    EIF 1 411 218 1 411 218
    EU - 5 026 237 5 026 237
    Finland - 160 505 160 505
    France - 89 071 89 071
    Germany 2 484 472 321 509 2 805 981
    International Labour Organization - 55 000 55 000
    Ireland 1 119 403 116 883 1 236 286
    Japan - 80 230 80 230
    Kuwait - 199 175 199 175
    Netherlands - 4 126 693 4 126 693
    Norway 2 012 270 - 2 012 270
    Organisation of Francophonie (OIF) - 49 751 49 751
    Palestine Trade Center (PALTRADE) - 319 633 319 633
    SECO - 1 278 647 1 278 647
    SECO / EIF - 97 076 97 076
    Sweden 4 413 000 - 4 413 000
    UNDP - 699 067 699 067
    UNDP-Spain/MDG Achievement Fund - 967 966 967 966
    UNIDO - 373 134 373 134
    United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
    - 107 925 107 925
    Revolving funds - 482 418 482 418
    GRAND TOTAL 13 352 230 20 342 237 33 964 467

    * Excludes contributions received under inter-organizational arrangements and revolving funds 

    To help ITC achieve more 'Export impact for good' prospective donors should contact Mr. Robert Trocmé, Senior External Relations Officer at externalrelations [at] intracen.org , who will organize a meeting with ITC’s senior management.