Donors and funding
The funding for the SDF is provided by DFID, DANIDA, Norway and the Netherlands. DFID announced additional funds at the Brussels Conference in September 2013. This is a clear demonstration of confidence and commitment on the part of contributing donors to the Fund. However, this fund is only 4.2% of the $ 1.19 billion required for funding the National Development Plan.
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.