2007 Threat #01 Poverty Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

ActionAid Internationalexternal link
Founded in 1972, based in S. Africa, works with local partners to fight poverty and injustice worldwide, reaching over 13 million of the poorest and most vulnerable people over the last year alone, helping them fight for and gain their rights to food, shelter, work, education, healthcare and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. 1

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)external link
A representative network of NGOs and groups involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union. English and French, with many documents are available in other languages. 2

Inter-American Development Bank – Sustainable Development Dept.external link
Poverty & Inequality Unit – The mission of the Unit is to provide technical leadership for the Bank and its member governments in the areas of poverty reduction and promoting social equity, and to contribute to enhancing the quality of the Bank’s lending and non-lending activities so as to increase their impact on poverty reduction and social equity. 3

Overseas Development Institute – Poverty & Public Policy Groupexternal link
PPPG’s mission is to contribute through research, advice and communication to measures that work effectively towards the goal of eradicating poverty on a global scale. The research spans all aspects of public policy for poverty reduction, including “upstream” policy and management issues and “downstream” analysis of the causes of poverty and social exclusion. 4

World Bank – Poverty Netexternal link
Provides an introduction to key issues as well as in-depth information on poverty measurement, monitoring, analysis, and on poverty reduction strategies for researchers and practitioners. 5

Oxfamexternal link
Development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. 6

Development Gateway – Povertyexternal link
Working with governments, international donors and private local and global organizations, DG focuses on areas where Internet processes can deliver high impact results, such as public procurement, aid fund management, aid coordination, and the rapid exchange of lessons and best practices. 7

UNITUSexternal link
A U.S. and India-based nonprofit organization taking a hybrid approach to fighting global poverty using proven strategies from the venture capital, investment banking and strategy consulting industries. 8

Catholic Campaign for Human Development-Poverty USAexternal link
Provides facts about poverty in America as well as information on organizations, communities, and individuals addressing the issue. 9

GTZexternal link
Germany-based GTZ provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalized world. We support complex reforms and change processes. All our activities are geared to improving people’s living conditions and prospects on a sustainable basis. Site also in French and German. 10

Poverty Mappingexternal link
Maintained by UNEP, promoting the use of poverty maps in policy making and targeting assistance, particularly in the areas of food security and environmental management. 11

Eldis Poverty Research Guideexternal link
Supports the analyses of poverty and related implications of social and economic policies within Africa, Asia and Latin America. A knowledge service of UK-based Institute of Development Studies. 12

Earth Instituteexternal link
Columbia University – brings together talent from throughout the university to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor. 13

Asia Productivity Organizationexternal link
APO’s mission is to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Asia and the Pacific through enhancing productivity by strengthening competitiveness, harmonizing environmental protection, and enhancing social fairness. 14

ONEexternal link
Aims to help Americans raise their voice as ONE against the emergency of AIDS and extreme poverty, so that decision makers will do more to save millions of lives in the poorest countries by allocating an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food. 15

Third World Network Africaexternal link
An NGO which carries out Research and Advocacy on issues of social and economic policy that advances the needs and interests of peoples of African and other third world countries (especially marginalized social groups), a fair distribution of world’s resources, and forms of development which are sustainable and fulfill human needs. 16

Economic Development Directoryexternal link
Directory of websites of over 2000 economic development agencies, consultants and associations worldwide. Every website listed has significant economic development information. 17