The Office of the Special Rapporteur is financed wholly through external funds specifically donated for such purpose by OAS Member States, observer countries, and international cooperation agencies and foundations. Out of the funds given by donors, the OAS retains a portion ranging from 11% (if the donation comes from a member country of the organization) to 12% (if that is not the case); this is designated to recover the indirect costs of managing these contributions.
The framework project of the Office of the Special Rapporteur is called the Project for Strengthening Freedom of Expression in the Americas, the development of which has made it possible to carry out the activities and achievements that have been described.
The Office of the Special Rapporteur would especially like to express its appreciation for the contributions received from the OAS Member States, observer countries, and international cooperation bodies. The Office of the Special Rapporteur notes in particular the projects that were well executed thanks to the contributions of the European Commission, Costa Rica, the United States of America, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland. This funding has enabled the Office of the Special Rapporteur to fulfill its mandate and continue to move forward in its efforts to promote and defend the right to freedom of expression.