IRIN's funding comes from a mix of governments, foundations, international organizations and more. Current partners include:
Swiss Lottery (Loterie Romande)
The Loterie Romande is the lottery operating in Switzerland's six French-speaking cantons (Vaud, Fribourg, Valais, Neuchâtel, Geneva and Jura). Its profits are entirely devoted to the support of public utility institutions. Thousands of institutions and non-profit associations benefit, directly or indirectly, from the contributions of the Loterie Romande.
The Open Society Foundations (OSF)
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Throught their work, they seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.
The New Venture Fund for Communications (NVF)
The New Venture Fund for Communications makes one-time, catalytic investments to raise awareness and increase knowledge around global health, hunger, and poverty. The ultimate intent of the investment strategy is to support decision-makers and targeted audiences in their efforts to engage with and address these issues.
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa is active in 10 countries in the region and focuses on law, justice and human rights, and economic and political governance. The initiative pursues the development of open societies by supporting and building partnerships with local and regional groups that promote inclusive democratic governance, transparency and accountability, and active citizenship.
Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs forms and coordinates Swiss foreign policy on behalf of the Federal Council, pursues foreign policy objectives, safeguards the interests of Switzerland and promotes Swiss values. Through its foreign policy, Switzerland plays its part in alleviating need and poverty in the world, while promoting respect for human rights and democracy, and contributing to the peaceful coexistence of peoples and the conservation of natural resources.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through their work and in cooperation with others, Sida contributes to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU).
Service de la Solidarité Internationale
Through its Service de la Solidarité Internationale, the state of Geneva strives to promote sustainable development in order to contribute to the fight against poverty in less developed nations and to take action to tackle socio-economic inequalities, discrimination and exclusion.
Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva
Australia is firmly committed to effective global cooperation, including through the United Nations and its specialised agencies and regional commissions. IRIN benefits from the International Development Fund (IDF), a grants programme funded by the Australian Government with an aim to support participation in United Nations related processes and meetings for government and civil society organisations.
IRIN spun off from the United Nations in December 2015 and worked under the auspices of the Overseas Development Institute before becoming fully independent in 2016. We still count them as a close operational partner:
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
The Overseas Development Institute is a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. ODI’s mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods, by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice and policy-focused dissemination and debate.