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The World Animal Health and Welfare Fund (World Fund) of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is a multi-donor trust fund through which the Organisation collects voluntary contributions by entering into grant agreements with Members (in addition to their statutory contributions) as well as from intergovernmental organisations, philanthropic foundations, the private sector and other sources. Through voluntary contributions from resource partners granted to World Fund, the OIE supports the roll out and implementation of critical programmes and projects to deliver against its mandate and accomplish the aims of its Strategic Plans.
The voluntary contributions received through the World Fund complement the statutory and extraordinary contributions received from Members (OIE Regular Budget). The World Fund is a specific OIE account (Budget) set up in application of article 7.3 of the Financial Regulations and is managed in accordance with the administrative and financial rules of the Organisation. Created by a resolution voted by the Membership in 2004, the legal basis of the World Fund has formed part of the OIE Basic Texts since 2011.
Article 7.3 of the Financial Regulations states “The Director General may set up deposit funds and special accounts. He shall clearly define the object and conditions for creating each deposit fund and special account. If necessary and on account of the purpose of a deposit fund or special account, he may establish specific financial regulations governing the fund or account under consideration. Unless otherwise stated, these funds and accounts shall be managed in accordance with the present Financial Regulations”.
In the management of the World Fund, the Director General of the OIE is assisted by a Management Committee and an Advisory Committee of the World Fund. The Management Committee meets annually in May to review financial performance of the Fund, recommend adoption of the World Fund annual accounts and to then transmit these accounts to the OIE Council for endorsement and final adoption by the OIE World Assembly. The meetings are chaired by the President of the World Assembly of Delegates.
The Advisory Committee meets annually in December and provides a unique dialogue opportunity between resource partners, multilateral developing agencies, and selected stakeholders to help shape the Fund’s strategic vision and resource mobilisation efforts. An elected Chair presides the meetings for a five-year term, currently held by Dr Hans Wyss (OIE Delegate for Switzerland).
The Engagement & Investment Department, under the supervision and authority of the Director General, is responsible and accountable for the day-to-day operations of the World Fund. This includes mobilising resources to fund OIE programmes, monitoring programme implementation, supporting the development of policy and strategic initiatives, monitoring & evaluation,
The World Fund maintains a dynamic portfolio of relationships with resource partners for voluntary contributions. Through the roll-out of the Organisation’s resource mobilisation strategy, the OIE aims to strengthen the OIE’s approach to resource mobilisation, which is essential for the Organisation to fulfil its mandate and achieve its goals. One of the major objectives of the strategy is to diversify the type as well as broaden the resource base of funding that the Organisation receives through the World Fund.
Since 2020, a much more specific focus has been placed on encouraging greater flexibility and more predictability, with more emphasis being placed on thematic and strategic funding. The exploration of innovative mechanisms to capitalise on joint resource mobilisation efforts with key partners and the establishment of a whole of organisation approach to resource mobilisation, outreach and programmatic results-focused delivery are the other two principal objectives of this strategy. All OIE’s resource mobilisation efforts are underpinned by the following general principles: alignment, multilateralism, neutrality, transparency, accountability, results orientation, effectiveness, sustainability and efficiency.
Linked to this, the OIE is listed as an ODA-eligible international organisation and is included on Annex 2 of the OECD’s Statistical Reporting Directives for DAC Statistics. Official development assistance (ODA) is official funding provided by international organisations and official agencies (including state and local governments) to support the economic development and welfare of developing countries. It is also the main source of financing for development aid. Through its inclusion on this list, the OIE is now eligible for ODA funding streams. The communication from OECD is accessible here.
Certain resource partners have transparency policies requiring that certain project documents are made publicly available.
In compliance with article 15.1 of the grant agreement signed in October 2018 between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the OIE, this agreement can be accessed through the following link.
Contractors and Grant Beneficiaries
As per the EU’s General Conditions for Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreements (PAGoDA), the table below provides a complete overview of all active Contribution Agreements signed between the OIE and the European Union (EU) in support to OIE programmes, projects and activities. This table also details each of the procurement contracts, grants and sub-grants that the OIE has signed with third parties for the implementation of activities with funding by the EU.
The following information is listed below:
- the EU reference number of the project,
- the title of the contract / project,
- the date of signature of the contribution agreement, contract, grant or sub-grant,
- the procedure that was used in the selection process of the award of the contract, grant or sub-grant,
- the name of the contractor or grant beneficiary,
- the location of the contractor or grant beneficiary,
- the total EU contribution in euros.