The Program is carried out with support from CGIAR Fund Donors including:
Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Netherlands:Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS)
Sweden: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Switzerland: Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)
UK: Department for International Development (DFID)
Much of WLE work is also funded through numerous bi-lateral funding agreement for specific projects.