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The principal focus of the World Development programme is to provide support for the least economically developed countries in the world.  We therefore prioritise support towards these countries, for example as determined by the UNDP’s Human Development Index ranking.  It is unlikely that TWF will provide support to for work in a country that is not ranked as either ‘low human development’ or towards the bottom of the ‘medium human development’ list. The majority of our grants have been provided to support programmes in sub-Saharan Africa and occasionally in South Asia.

We are committed to the principle that development work should have long-term impact, and believe that stable national and local government plays an important role in achieving this.  We will therefore prioritise support towards organisations which operate in countries that are secure and politically stable, and we are unlikely to provide support to conflict-affected regions. We are highly unlikely to consider applications from countries in the top 10 of the Fragile States Index Rankings.





Last updated Wednesday 22 November, 2023