This section can help you locate various organizations devoted to promoting international development and fighting poverty. International development can include economic development, public education, public health, and other social and human development issues in developing countries.
- ACCION USA empowers low-to-moderate income business owners through access to capital and financial education. An affiliate of ACCION International, it works to bring microfinance solutions to small business owners.
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
- The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. ASPE leads special initiatives, coordinates the Department's evaluation, research and demonstration activities, and manages cross-Department planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations. Integral to this role, ASPE conducts research and evaluation studies, develops policy analyses, and estimates the cost and benefits of policy alternatives under consideration by the Department or Congress, these reports are found here.
- CARE is a leading relief and development non-governmental organization fighting global poverty. Non-political and non-sectarian, we operate each year in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, reaching almost 60 million people in poor communities.
- Administered by the World Bank, the Development Marketplace (DM) is a competitive grant program for projects likely to have a strong impact on development. Competitions are held at the global, regional, and country level for a range of civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, and others. Each competition has its own theme. A wide range of themes have been covered in past competitions including supporting innovations of and for people with disabilities.
The World Bank - Mainstream Organizations
- This page offers an extensive list of links to mainstream organizations in the international development community. Many of these organizations include a focus on disability as one part of their activities. The list includes multi-lateral donors (development banks); bi-lateral donors (government agencies devoted to development); organizations committed to corporate social responsibilities (i.e., businesses that try to behave responsibly); foundations; bibliographic sources; and sources for statistics.