Freedom in the World 2005 could not have been completed without the contributions of numerous Freedom House staff and consultants (please see the section entitled "The Survey Team" at the end of the book for a detailed list of these contributors). Several other Freedom House staff members took time out of their schedules to read and provide valuable feedback on the country reports, including Mike Staresinic and Sanja Pesek of the Belgrade office; Stuart Kahn of the Bishkek office; Zvonko Zinrajh of the Dushanbe office; Scott Charlesworth and Claire Mason of the Mexico City office; and Margarita Assenova, Sandy Acosta, and Xavier Utset of the Washington, D.C. office. Amy Phillips and Sanja Tatic of the New York office supplied critical administrative support. Jennifer Windsor, the executive director of Freedom House, provided overall guidance for the project.
Generous financial support for the survey was provided by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, and the F.M. Kirby Foundation.