Three organizations have provided long-running funding to the WMS initiative.
- Advanced Institute of Management Research (UK)
- Anglo German Foundation (UK & Germany)
- Economic and Social Research Council (UK)
A group of funders have provided generous funding to the WMS initiative.
- The Alfred Sloan Foundation
- Asian Development Bank
- Erwin Marion Kauffman Foundation
- The Freedman Spogli Institute for International Studies
- Higher Education Innovation Funding (LSE)
- The International Growth Centre
- Kauffman Foundation (US)
- National Science Foundation (US)
- The Stanford Institute for Economic and Policy Research
- UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- The World Bank