Institutional Donors: a long-lasting relationship, CESVI operations’ backbone all over the world

CESVI is formally recognised by a wide range of institutional donors, including UN Agencies (UNICEF, UNHCR, UNOCHA, WFP, FAO, etc.), EU Institutions (DG ECHO, DG INTPA, etc.), National Agencies for Cooperation and Aid (AICS, US-BHA, etc.). It has also numerous collaborations with EU and AICS delegations in the Countries where CESVI operates, where these delegations support development and emergency interventions.

In the most recent years, the entry into force of the EU Humanitarian Partnership Certificate, for the 2021-2027 period, was particularly relevant. The Certificate was released to CESVI in 2020 by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO). This marked the continuation of CESVI and DG ECHO’s collaboration, lasting more than twenty years, previously formalised with the signing of the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA), and then continuously confirmed after checking and positive assessment of CESVI’s proficiencies by the European Institution. Moreover, in 2021 CESVI obtained by UNHCR the renewal of its own status as a Pre-qualified for Procurement (PQP) entity, certifying the adequacy of CESVI’s purchasing standards and procedures. The certification is valid up to the 31st of December 2025 and it is a multi-Country scope, covering the Headquarters and all the Country offices. CESVI is also registered with the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation (AICS) as Civil Society Organization (OSC) according to article 26 of the Italian L. 125/2014.

Besides such multi-year assessments, Institutional donors verify CESVI’s systems on a regular basis and carry out periodical checking and monitoring, both before the disbursement of funds and during the implementation of activities, and at a later time. Indeed, the vast majority of projects undergo at least one external verification or assessment, during their lifespan. In 2022, 56 system or financial external verifications were received, concerning 21 Countries, and 1 Global Compliance Audit.

CESVI is committed to provide donors with accurate, transparent, timely and truthful information and documents about program performances, without omitting those inadequate or any critical issues. CESVI is always committed to implement activities and programs that are relevant, effective, efficient and providing timely assistance to those in need.

Donor Index

European Union


Ministries and Cooperation Agency

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK-IKI)
IADSA Italian-Albanian Debt for Development Swap Programme
Ministero dell’Interno/Ministero dell’Interno – FAMI
Swiss Development Cooperation

Un Agencies


Italian Local Bodies

Comune di Milano
Comune di Galliate