Partnering with the WDF

The WDF’s funding and technical capacity has to date supported the implementation of more than 500 projects in 115 countries. Dedicated doctors, nurses and other front-line health workers, under the umbrella of WDF-funded projects, have improved the lives of millions of people in the developing world.

Where we work 

WDF funding supports beneficiaries in countries on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of official development assistance (ODA) recipients.
 

Who can Apply

Applicants include, but are not limited to: ministries of health and education, other public or private health entities, development agencies, academia, patient associations, professional federations, international and local non-governmental organisations, media, corporate partners and other non-state actors.
 

What you can expect from the WDF

The WDF is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of 14 dedicated and experienced professionals. Most have international, development and public health backgrounds. WDF Programme Managers conduct regular field visits to obtain a first-hand impression of project achievements against agreed milestones.
 

Our expectations of grantees

As a grantee and partner of the WDF, we expect you to be sincere and deliver on your promises, including your commitment to our shared goals, the WDF’s Code of Conduct, and our guidelines, quality and reporting requirements. Project applications must be demand driven, formulated and owned locally. To enhance the prospects of sustainable outcomes, the WDF expects your project objectives to be aligned with the needs of targeted beneficiaries, local systems and priorities.

Project partners must submit the following reports to the WDF:

• Biannual progress reports, including updated project indicators
• Biannual cash flow reports
• Annual accounts audited by an independent local chartered accountant or international audit company
• A project completion report