Funding

WADA’s funding is sourced equally from the Olympic Movement and governments of the world

The Olympic Movement has a policy of making payments to WADA only when governments make their payments, matching dollar for dollar contributions.

The WADA Statutes require that annual contributions be received by WADA no later than December 31 of each year for the following year.

Contributions received by year, as well as WADA's Financial Statements, can be found in the Download Center to the right.


Historical Background

WADA received its first two years of funding (US$18.3 million) from the Olympic Movement. Beginning in 2002, according to its statutes, WADA's funding is sourced equally from the Olympic Movement and governments of the world. 

In 2001, during an International Intergovernmental Consultative Group on Anti-Doping in Sport Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, governments outlined, and agreed to, a regional formula by which they fund their half of WADA's budget (see Cape Town Declaration in the Download Center). Within each region, governments agree internally to each of their individual share.

Governments reconfirmed their commitment to fund half of the Agency's operating budget in the Copenhagen Declaration and in the final text of the International Convention Against Doping in Sport, which was unanimously adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in October 2005 and took effect on February 1, 2007 (read more under Governments).