Funders

Funding

UKAID for WI site
The growth and development of the Index for 2013-2014 is currently kindly funded by UK Aid from the UK government for a two year cycle.

The Web Foundation leveraged a generous $1 million gift from Google to seed the inaugural edition of the Web Index in 2012.  We are grateful for Google’s early support of the project’s concept and confidence in the Foundation’s leadership.  Their gift enabled us to launch the Index with full editorial and academic independence.

We continue to seek additional funding to ensure sustainability of the Index and its publication for at least the next 5 years.

Future editions of the Index will include an expanded number of questions & indicators, as well as increased country coverage.  Our goal is to include over 100 countries in the coming three years, adding to the value of the Index as a global comparative diagnostic tool.