Funding and budget
On 30 December 2015, the OSCE Permanent Council adopted the Organization's Unified Budget for 2016, totalling EUR 141,107,600 (PC Decision 1197).
Staffing and employment
The OSCE employs some 550 people in its various institutions and around 2,330 in its field operations. Locally-contracted employees outnumber international seconded employees by roughly three to one. Seconded staff members are funded by their national administrations. For more information on the various staff categories, please visit the Employment pages.
To strengthen transparency and accountability within the OSCE, and to prevent waste, fraud, and mismanagement, a team of independent internal and external auditors regularly examines and evaluates the Organization’s activities. In cases of alleged or suspected financial impropriety affecting the Organization, an investigation takes place to establish the facts and report to the Secretary General. All audits, evaluations, and investigations are performed in line with international standards.
Anonymous reports on alleged cases of waste, fraud, or mismanagement can be submitted either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: +43 1 514 36 6199.