The majority of our programs are funded by resources from our federal government, namely DGD (or in full the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid). In total, DGD finances around 65% of our programs. We are currently receiving funding from DGD for our 2017-2021 program.
Our program is based on the "Decent Work – Joint Strategic Framework", written by nine Belgian civil society organizations. Together they form the "decent work coordination" platform. The purpose of this cooperation is to combine all complementary experiences and expertise in decent work and social protection. It includes WSM, Solsoc, FOS, Oxfam-Solidarity, ISVI / IFSI (ABVV / FGTB), IEOI / IIAV (ACV-CSC), BIS / MSI (ACLVB-CGSLB), as well as the Christian Mutualities (LCM / ANMC) and the socialist mutual health insurance funds (UNMS). Based on that Decent Work JSF, WSM, ACV-CSC, LCM-ANMC and ACLVB-CGSLB have drawn up a joint program for the 2017-2021 period.
We certainly don't get the DGD resources for our program for nothing. In 2016, WSM subjected to a recognition procedure, in accordance with the Royal Decree of 11 September 2016, to determine whether WSM had the necessary capacity to manage government funds. External auditors, hired by DGD, assessed WSM through a screening in 9 different domains.
As a result of the good results we achieved on the screening, we received our recognition as an NGO to manage programs with DGD resources.
In addition to DGD, WSM also receives funds from ENABEL for some of its development cooperation activities. For example, WSM is currently working with SOS Faim on a program against food insecurity and malnutrition in Mali.
WSM also receives funds from Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI) for part of its program in West Africa and Burkina Faso, and we receive funds from the Brussels-Capital Region for projects in India and the D.R. Congo.
We receive funds from West Flanders, Antwerp and Flemish Brabant to implement our decent work and social protection projects.
In addition, there are many municipalities that make a contribution to one or more WSM activities in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Alken - Antwerpen - Arendonk - Beersel - Bilzen - Brasschaat - Brugge - De Pinte - Denderleeuw - Dendermonde - Dessel - Destelbergen - Diest - Eeklo - Grobbendonk/Bouwel - Halle - Herent - Herentals - Herenthout - Heusden-Zolder - Kasterlee - Lint - Lommel - Lubbeek - Maasmechelen - Malle - Mechelen - Meerhout - Olen - Oostende - Oosterzele - Oud-Heverlee - Poperinge - Rijkevorsel - Rotselaar - Sint-Gillis-Waas - Sint-Truiden - Tervuren - Turnhout - Wijnegem - Wommelgem - Zottegem.
For many years WSM has been counting on its extensive network of supporters within and outside the movement. These are multiple organizations with which we have been structurally cooperating for many years. They support WSM's vision and make a structural contribution, with financial and/or human resources, to implement our programs. Below you can see which organizations these are.
In addition to the resources that we receive from governments and organizations, the contributions of individual donors are indispensable to the realization of our programs.