The programmes and activities of ICIMOD are funded by long-term sponsors, who provide both core and programme funding to the institution. These sponsors are its regional member countries and non-regional financial partners who support ICIMODs strategic objectives, strategies, and methodologies. Scaling up activities, which take the form of well-defined projects in the member countries, are largely financed through local funds in the regional member countries themselves. Other public and private donors make contributions towards specific projects on a programme or ad hoc basis. In the future, it is expected that the recently relaunched ICIMOD Foundation will contribute significantly to the support of the Centre.