Donors and funding
The funding for the first phase of SDF was provided by DFID, DANIDA, Norway and the Netherlands. For the second phase, DFID has committed funds and other contributions are being organized.
Although the GoSL has also made significant strides in increasing its own domestic resources, as shown by notable rises in its year-over-year budget. However, government financing of the NDP and the sectors prioritized under the SDF is still relatively low because of limited utilization of existing sources of revenue. It is however expected that when PFM reforms begin to take shape the annual budget will be better planned and will free up resources for the government to spend on public services.