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Here you can find resources on financing global mental health. Topics covered range from financing mental health in humanitarian contexts, profiles of non-DAC donors, a review of UN pooled funds and UN agencies, financing the international mental health COVID19 response and more.


Financing Global Mental Health

A 2018 publication by Lion’s Head Global Partners on global mental health financing.

UN Pooled Funds Review

A review of UN pooled funds that are relevant to mental health.

Briefing for Country Campaigns on Mental Health Current and Prospective Donors

A resource for mental health civil society organisations on funding.

Briefing: Analysis of Funding Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings

An overview of financing mental health in humanitarian settings.

UN Agencies and Mental Health: A Review

A review of UN Agencies and their mental health response.

Briefing: Analysis of Funding Parents’ and Carers’ Mental Health

An overview on the funding landscape on the mental health of parents and caregivers and the evidence of the impact of parents' mental health on early childhood development.

Global Mental Health Donors: Profiles of Emerging and Potential Donors

A review of emerging and potential donors in global mental health, including non-DAC donors.

Briefing: Analysis of COVID-19 Related Funding for Mental Health

The latest analysis of COVID-19 related mental health funding.

Private Philanthropic Donors

This document highlights private philanthropic donors to global mental health. 

Donor Profiles

A variety of actors are involved in financing global mental health - from philanthropic, bilateral to multilateral donors. Here we investigate bilateral donors to global mental health. 

For the purposes of the donor profiles, development assistance to mental health (DAMH) is defined as aid spent on projects whose primary purpose was promoting mental health or preventing or treating mental and substance-use disorders (Gilbert B.J. et al 2015). We use data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to measure DAMH.

Unless otherwise noted, Official Development Assistance (ODA) data originates from OECD’s Development Co-operation Profiles.

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