IBE is aware that members from low income countries find it extremely difficult to meet their annual dues payments. On this basis, one of the first purposes to which the fund was put was to underwrite the annual dues 2006 for 18 IBE Full Members in countries deemed by the World Bank classification to be ‘low income’. (The World Bank classification for a low income country is one where the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is less than US$3,000 per annum).
Another exciting initiative which is part-funded through the Solidarity Fund, is the Promising Strategies Programme (PSP). Through this programme, IBE has provided some funding on a competitive basis for projects aimed at improving the quality of life for people living in developing countries. To find out more about the funded projects,please visit the Promising Strategies section on this website.