Funding partners

Funding partners

CoELIB Centre is grateful for the support and funding provided by our donors and funding partners.


As a knowledge centre and public service provider we contribute to strengthening the Dutch education sector and knowledge economy. We do so together with our national and international partners.
With commissioning parties such as the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission, we can carry out our tasks across the entire education sector.

Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP)

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific.

European Union

The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering areas such as:
  • Regional & urban development
  • Employment & social inclusion
  • Agriculture & rural development
  • Maritime & fisheries policies
  • Research & innovation
  • Humanitarian aid.

US Agency for International Development

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. The purpose of foreign aid should be ending the need for its existence, and we provide development assistance to help partner countries on their own development journey to self-reliance – looking at ways to help lift lives, build communities, and establish self-sufficiency.

United State Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

The African Union

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).

The World Bank

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

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