Category: International NGOs on Poverty and International Development

  • ACCION International
    • ACCION International is a nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need to work their way out of poverty by providing “micro” loans, business training and other financial services to poor men and women. Website in English and Spanish.
  • ACCION International (español)
    • ACCION International es una organización privada, sin fines de lucro con la misión de proveer a la gente las herramientas financieras que necesita - micropréstamos, capacitación de negocios, y otros servicios financieros - para salir de la pobreza.
  • ACCION Network
    • ACCION Network brings together the world’s leading microfinance institutions to collaboratively create, grow and lead the microfinance industry. It works to integrate microfinance insitutions into the international capital markets to harness their financial power to alleviate world poverty. Has web content in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
  • African Child Policy Forum
    • Works to put African children on the public agenda, and, to that end, exert pressure where the political will is absent and provide support where it exists. Conducts research on the problems confronting African children and the policy options for addressing them; works with child rights organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes.
  • Aga Khan Foundation
    • The foundation awards grants to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field. The issues they focus on are health, education, rural development, and civil society. The geographical regions are in South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
  • Center for Financial Inclusion
    • The Center for Financial Inclusion, launched by ACCION International, is a collaborative effort to advance the commercial model of microfinance while upholding the interests and needs of poor clients worldwide.
  • Centre for Development and Population Activities
    • The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries. CEDPA works with women leaders, local partners, and national and international organizations to give women the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.
  • FUNREDES
    • FUNREDES is a Non-Governmental Organization, dedicated to the dissemination of New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) in developing countries, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. The collaboration with International Organizations, NGO's, the States, Administrations, and public or private institutions, with the objective of contributing to regional development and integration.
  • Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD)
    • GFLJD provides a forum of knowledge exchange around improving the international development outcomes in the fields of law and justice and provides relevant research and practice. It connect countries, judiciaries, think-tanks, regional and international organizations, development agencies, and civil society organizations. In English.
  • Global Fund for Women
    • This group promotes women’s economic security, health, education and leadership. It is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. They advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
    • The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.
  • Networks and Development
    • FUNREDES: "Networks and Development" is a new organization formed to help the way of the Internet in Developing Countries
  • Results International (Australia)
    • This Australian arm of Results International engages members across Australia in grass roots advocacy efforts against global poverty.
  • Sparkman Center for Global Health
    • Information about the Sparkman Center for Global Health and its activities. The mission of the Sparkman Center is to contribute to solutions of health problems in developing countries through graduate-level public health education, research, and training programs.
  • Status of Disability Rights in Southern Africa
    • Conducted in 2010, research by the Open Society Institute for Southern Africa concluded that people with disabilities in the nine countries of their region face profound marginalization resulting in high rates of poverty, deprivation, malnutrition, ill-health and child mortality.
  • Synergos
    • Works with its partners to mobilize resources to reduce poverty and increase equity around the world. The Knowledge Resources section of their website links users to a library of documents on topics such as strengthening partnerships and collaborative relationships; how philanthropy can empower marginalized or poor communities; how philanthropists can evaluate the impact of their grants; and more. Most of its material is targeted at grant makers rather than grant seekers, but could expose organizations to the kind of issues with which funders are concerned. Most of its information is available in English; some is also available in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • The Smart Campaign
    • The Smart Campaign was formed to implement a common code of conduct in the microfinance industry to help implement client protection safeguards within the industry’s operations. Has web content in English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Arabic.