One of the main goals of the Swedish International Development Agency is to reduce poverty and empower the poor. As part of its work in ICT for democracy, Sida funded a study to be conducted by the APC on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy, ending in 2009.
The DGIS provided core support to APC for the period 2004-8. From 2005 to 2008 they also provided a theme-based co-financing programme operating grant (management systems).
SDC funded gender and ICT policy advocacy and provided core support to APC in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2003 it funded the Gender and ICT awards.
APC is particularly appreciative of the programme support that the Ford Foundation provided from 1997 to 2000. The foundation also supported the APC council meeting in South Africa in 1997.