July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference Public Sector Pledges,1 Commitments, and Disbursements

By Donor 

Updated November 10, 2017

(All Figures USD Millions) 

Donor Pledges3,4 Commitments5,6 Disbursements7,8 Percent of Pledge Disbursed
African Development Bank $745.0

Azerbaijan $0.50

$0.50 100%
Belgium $8.8

$8.8 100%
China $5.09

$5.0 100%
European Commission $495.910 $167.9 $328.0 66.1%
France $167.8

Germany $235.311 $199.212 $36.1 15.3%
Ireland $11.9713

$11.97 100%
Islamic Development Bank $360.014

Italy $4.4

Japan $80.315

Republic of Korea
$5.016

$5.0 100%
Luxembourg $0.6617

$0.66 100%
The Netherlands $2.418

$2.419 100%
Russia $6.020,21

$1.0 16.7%
Spain $1.1722

Turkey $1.5

$1.5 100%
United Kingdom $303.223,24  $137.8 $165.425,26,27 54.6%
United States of America $292.8 $128.3 $164.5 56.2%
World Bank $1,785.6 $1,323.1 $462.5 25.9%
Donor Total $4,513.3  $1,956.3  $1,193.3 26.4%

1. This analysis is based on data received from the donors between July 2016 and November 2017. When necessary, pledge amounts were converted using UN exchange rates.
2. This table includes all public sector bilateral and multilateral donors that made pledges at the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York. In addition to bilateral and multilateral donors, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced a pledge of $13 million at the conference.
3. A pledge is a general promise to provide assistance and is usually made for a particular time frame, though not always.
4. Pledge made at July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, or latest information provided by donor.
5. Committed (or obligated) funds are those for which projects have been approved or agreements/contracts have been signed or are in the process of being transferred or disbursed. Committed funds are exclusive of disbursed funds.
6. The United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti has requested information regarding commitments from all donors, and will publish any remaining data as soon as it becomes available.
7. Disbursement is the transfer of funds from a donor to implementing partners (which could be governments, non-governmental organizations, UN entities, or private contractors, among others).
8. The United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti has requested information regarding disbursements from all donors, and will publish the data as soon as it becomes available.
9. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, China indicated $6 million in Ebola-related contributions to the United Nations Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) in 2014.
10. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, the European Commission indicated $232.6 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $34.2 million for Guinea; $70.4 million for Liberia; $52.5 million for Sierra Leone; and $75.5 million for regional/multi-country efforts.
11. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, Germany indicated $252 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $8.5 million for Guinea; $12.5 million for Liberia; $16.9 million for Sierra Leone; and $214.1 million in the Mano River Union.
12. Germany’s funds are fully committed to the German implementing agencies KfW, a German development bank, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
13. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, Ireland indicated $35.2 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $0.44 million for Guinea; $13 million for Liberia; and $21.8 million for Sierra Leone.
14. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, the Islamic Development Bank indicated $200 million in Ebola-related un-earmarked funds.
15. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, Japan indicated a total of $184.9 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $30.8 million for Guinea; $24.2 million for Liberia; $24 million for Sierra Leone; and $105.9 million to cross-regional programs.
16. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, the Republic of Korea indicated a total of $12.6 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $0.05 million for Guinea; $0.05 million for Liberia; $6.05 million for Sierra Leone; and $6.45 million in un-earmarked funds.
17. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, Luxembourg indicated $1.32 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $0.22 million to the MPTF in 2015 and $1.1 million in un-earmarked funds in 2014.
18. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, the Netherlands indicated $5.5 million in Ebola-related contributions to the “Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction Trust Fund” of the World Bank.
19. The $2.4 million disbursed by the Netherlands was invested in a collaboration between the Netherlands, Ghana, Guinea, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone in an effort to establish a robust preparedness system. The Dutch Royal Institute for the Tropics, together with the University of Amsterdam, developed a program in collaboration with research partners in Ghana (Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research), Sierra Leone (Njala University, Department of Community Health Science and Department of Agricultural Science), Rwanda (Health Development and Performance), and Guinea (Sonfonia University).
20. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, Russia indicated $31.2 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $25.1 million for Guinea in 2014 and $6.1 million in 2015.
21. In addition to $6 million in grants announced at the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, Russia indicated a total of $14.2 million in in-kind contributions, including $3.7 million in 2015; $5.7 million in 2016; and $4.8 million in 2017. 
22. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, Spain indicated a total of $10.6 million in Ebola-related contributions, including $0.71 million for Guinea; $2.6 million for Liberia; $4.7 million for Sierra Leone; and $2.6 million in un-earmarked funds.
23. Prior to the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, the United Kingdom indicated $65.8 million in Ebola-related contributions for Sierra Leone.
24. All exchange rates use the Operational Rates of Exchange of the United Nations Treasury as of October 15, 2016. At the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference, the United Kingdom pledged a total of £248.6 million including £8.65 million for Liberia and £240 million for Sierra Leone. In US dollars, this amounted to a total pledge of $391.5 million including $13.6 million for Liberia and $377.9 million for Sierra Leone using the June 30, 2015 United Nations Operational Exchange Rate, the most current rate available at the time of the conference.
25. The $3.2 million disbursed by the UK to Liberia was disbursed to Health Sector Pool Fund.
26. Out of the $292.7 million pledged by the UK to Sierra Leone at the  July 2015 United Nations International Ebola Recovery Conference, $176.8 million (60.4%) is earmarked for economic development and tax revenue, and $115.9 (39.6%) for basic services including health, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
27. The United Kingdom’s contributions for Liberia will support the Health Sector Pool Fund which helps to finance priority unfunded needs within the National Health Plan of Liberia and is managed by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health.