Building peace in the minds of men and women

The CapED Programme


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CapED donors

The Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme is an extrabudgetary funding mechanism and programme approach.

The Programme pools funding from diverse funding sources into one “special account”. This funding modality allows UNESCO to implement a large-scale programme, currently benefitting some 26 least developed and fragile countries.

UNESCO yearly provides all the donors with a consolidated narrative report against the approved results matrix and financial statements on the use of the pooled resources.

An annual donor meeting is also organized to discuss the results of the Programme with the donors and the future directions of the Programme.

Independent external evaluations are also regularly organized by the Programme and presented to the donor.

Since the launch of the Programme in 2003, a group of Nordic governmental donors have been the key financing source of the Programme, which now actively seeks to expand this donor base and reach out to new donors including the private sector, foundations and others.

Become a Donor

If you are interested in supporting the CapED Programme, please contact us for more information at caped(at)

Current Donors

  • CapED is currently financed by: Dubai Cares, Finland, France, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  • Former donors: Azerbaijan, Denmark, Switzerland