International Development Law Organization

Partners and Donors

IDLO is unique in its strong partnership with governments and civil society organizations in the global South, including legal, professional and academic bodies. As a knowledge organization, we engage with thought leaders in many developing countries, and nurture them through our programmatic work. 

To date, IDLO has concluded over 100 Memoranda of Understanding with UN agencies, governments, national and regional bodies, and educational institutions.

Unrestricted and program revenue donors and IDLO partners in 2017 were:

the Governments of:

  • China
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
  • United Kingdom (Department for International Development)
  • United States of America


and the following:

  • the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • British Council
  • East Europe Foundation (EEF)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • European Union/European Commission
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Ford Foundation
  • Search for Common Ground (SFCG)
  • Stichting ZOA
  • SwedBio Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • The Netherlands Institute of International Relations - Clingendael
  • United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CDB)
  • United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • ViiV Healthcare