Helpful Websites

Bilateral Agencies

    Foundations

    • Asia Foundation
    • http://www.asiafoundation.org
    • Focuses on governance issues, human rights, legal reforms, and economic reforms in the Asia-Pacific and South Asian regions.
    • Century Foundation
    • http://www.tcf.org
    • Offers material on American subjects, as well as an international affairs. Site has sections dedicated to the UN, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
    • Ford Foundation
    • http://www.fordfound.org
    • Electronic library contains works on governance, civil society, human rights, international cooperation, UN reform, and other topics.
    • Open Society Institute
    • http://www.soros.org
    • Issues include children and youth, economic development, education, governance, health, human rights, law and justice, media, and women. Initiatives include the AfriMAP project, International Policy Fellowship program, and the Latin American program.
    • United Nations Foundation
    • http://www.unfoundation.org
    • Programs include initiatives on children's health, the environment, peace, human rights, women, and population.

      International Financial Institutions

      • African Development Bank
      • http://www.afdb.org
      • Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is a regional multilateral development bank with 77 member countries.
      • Asian Development Bank
      • http://www.adb.org
      • The Asian Development Bank, headquartered in Manila, the Philippines, has 64 member countries.
      • Inter-American Development Bank
      • http://www.iadb.org
      • Founded in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank is the oldest and largest regional development bank.
      • International Finance Corporation
      • http://www.ifc.org
      • The International Finance Corporation is the private sector arm of the World Bank.
      • International Monetary Fund
      • http://www.imf.org
      • The International Monetary Fund is a central institution of the international monetary system by monitoring economic developments and giving policy advice to governments.
      • The World Bank
      • http://www.worldbank.org
      • Providing financial and technical assistance, the World Bank is made up of two institutions: the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

        International Non Governmental Organizations

        • ACDI/VOCA
        • http://www.acdivoca.org
        • ACDI/VOCA works in the fields of community development, enterprise development, financial services, and agribusiness systems.
        • American Refugee Committee
        • http://www.archq.org/
        • American Refugee Committee aids victims of war and civil conflict in 12 countries.
        • AmeriCares
        • http://www.americares.org/
        • AmeriCares provides long-term medical aid, as well as emergency medical services.
        • Amnesty International
        • http://www.amnesty.org
        • Amnesty International conducts research and coordinates action to preserve human rights and to end discrimination.
        • Asia Society
        • http://www.asiasociety.org
        • The Asia Society is engaged in strengthening relationships between Asian peoples and with the American people.
        • CARE International
        • http://www.care.org
        • CARE International works in 70 countries to fight poverty with community-based efforts.
        • Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
        • http://www.cceia.org
        • The Carnegie Council, an independent and nonpartisan organization, offers resources on ethics at the international policy level.
        • Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
        • http://www.cafod.org.uk
        • CAFOD promotes long-term development, responds to emergencies, and advocates on behalf of pro-poor communities.
        • Catholic Relief Services
        • http://www.catholicrelief.org
        • Catholic Relief Services focuses on agriculture, community health, education, HIV/AIDS, microfinance, peacebuilding, and safety net programming.
        • Center for Economic and Social Rights
        • http://www.cesr.org
        • The Center for Economic and Social Rights works towards the implementation of human rights, especially economic and social rights.
        • Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
        • http://www.cedpa.org
        • CEDPA increases educational opportunities for girls and women, ensures access to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS information and services, and strengthens the ability of women to become leaders in their communities.
        • Civicus
        • http://www.civicus.org
        • Civicus is a world alliance of 1000 member organizations organized to promote citizen participation.
        • Communication Initiative
        • http://www.comminit.com
        • The Communication Initiative offers an online forum to share views across cultural and national borders.
        • Concern Worldwide
        • http://www.concernusa.org
        • Concern Worldwide provides emergency relief and long-term assistance in 27 countries.
        • Council on Foreign Relations
        • http://www.cfr.org
        • The Council on Foreign Relations operates a think-tank and publishes the journal, Foreign Affairs.
        • Doctors Without Borders USA
        • http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
        • Doctors Without Borders provides health care, runs hospitals, clinics, and feeding centers in areas affected by armed conflict, epidemics, or disasters.
        • Equality Now
        • http://www.equalitynow.org
        • Equality Now works towards the protection and promotion of the human rights of women.
        • Foreign Policy in Focus
        • http://www.fpif.org
        • Foreign Policy in Focus is a progressive think-tank which seeks to build links between social movements in the US and around the world.
        • Freedom House
        • http://www.freedomhouse.org
        • Founded over 60 years ago, Freedom House publishes annual reports on global trends in democracy.
        • Global Policy Forum
        • http://www.globalpolicy.org
        • Global Policy Forum monitors policy making at the United Nations, educates and mobilizes civil society, and advocates on issues of peace and justice.
        • Helen Keller International
        • http://www.hkworld.org
        • With programs in 26 countries, Helen Keller International builds local capacity and provides technical assistance to fight and treat preventable blindness and malnutrition.
        • Human Rights Watch
        • http://www.hrw.org
        • Human Rights Watch conducts research and investigations into human rights abuses around the world.
        • InterAction
        • http://www.interaction.org
        • InterAction is the largest alliance of US-based development and humanitarian non government organizations.
        • International Relations Center
        • http://www.irc-online.org
        • The International Relations Center is a policy studies institute with three primary programs: Global Affairs; Americas Program; and, Right Web which explores the ties of organizations involved in international affairs.
        • International Crisis Group
        • http://www.crisisgroup.org
        • The International Crisis Group works to prevent and resolve deadly conflict through field-based research and high-level advocacy.
        • International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
        • http://www.ifrc.org
        • Founded in 1919, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the largest humanitarian organization in the world.
        • International Medical Corps
        • http://www.imcworldwide.org
        • International Medical Corps responds to human-made and natural disasters in more than 140 countries.
        • International Organization for Migration
        • http://www.iom.int
        • The International Organization for Migration is one of the leading organizations working on issues of migration, in cooperation with governments and civil society.
        • International Peace Academy
        • http://www.ipacademy.org
        • The International Peace Academy works with other research institutes, non governmental organizations, and policy-makers on issues of conflict prevention, peacemaking, and peacebuilding.
        • International Rescue Committee
        • http://www.theirc.org
        • In 25 countries, International Rescue Committee delivers humanitarian assistance, establishes schools, and supports civil society organizations and good governance initiatives.
        • Mercy Corps
        • http://www.mercycorps.org
        • Mercy Corps operates in 35 countries to provide emergency relief services, promote civil society participation, and facilitate sustainable economic development.
        • MIT Poverty Action Lab
        • http://www.povertyactionlab.com
        • The MIT Poverty Action Lab is a center for development and poverty research based on randomized trials.
        • National Democratic Institute
        • http://www.ndi.org
        • The National Democratic Institute works to strengthen and expand democratic values and systems around the world.
        • Peace Brigades International
        • http://www.peacebrigades.org
        • Peace Brigades International works to protect human rights by accompanying local activists and monitoring human rights abuses.
        • Relief International
        • http://www.ri.org
        • Relief International offers emergency, rehabilitation, and development services.
        • Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
        • http://www.sewa.org
        • SEWA, a registered trade union in India, organizes self-employed women to obtain work security, income security, food security and social security for its members.
        • Synergos Institute
        • http://www.synergos.org
        • Synergos fosters local community development foundations, brings leading philanthropic families together to deepen the impact of their investments, and supports partnerships amongst civil society organizations and governments.
        • Transparency International
        • http://www.transparency.org
        • Transparency International works to curb the supply and demand of corrupt practices.
        • United Nations Association of the United States
        • http://www.unausa.org
        • The United Nations Association of the United States works to engage Americans with issues of global concern.

          Job Search Sites

            Microfinance/Microinsurance

            • Acción
            • http://www.accion.org
            • Acción and its 30 partners serve over 1.46 million active borrowers.
            • Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
            • http://www.cgap.org
            • CGAP is a consortium of 33 public and private development agencies working together to expand access to financial services for the poor in developing countries
            • Freedom From Hunger
            • http://www.freefromhunger.org
            • Freedom From Hunger's Credit with Education program is serving over 360,000 families.
            • Grameen Bank
            • http://www.grameen-info.org
            • Grameen Bank has 3.7 million borrowers, 96 percent of whom are women.
            • ICICI Social Initiatives (SIG)
            • http://www.icicisocialinitiatives.org
            • ICICI SIG runs the microfinance division of ICICI Bank, India's largest private bank.
            • The Microfinance Gateway
            • http://www.microfinancegateway.org
            • The Microfinance Gateway is a comprehensive online resource center for the microfinance industry.
            • The MicroInsurance Center
            • http://www.microinsurancecentre.org
            • The MicroInsurance Center provides practical tools to assist in the success of relationships between regulated insurers, and MFOs and banks.
            • The MIX Market
            • http://www.mixmarket.org/
            • The MIX Market is a global microfinance information platform with information to sector actors and the public at large.
            • Pro Mujer
            • http://www.promujer.org
            • Pro Mujer establishes sustainable microfinance institutions that offer credit and training programs geared to the needs of poor, undereducated women in Latin America.
            • Trickle Up Program
            • http://www.trickleup.org
            • Trickle Up provides seed capital and business training to help poor people launch microenterprises.

              United Nations Agencies

              • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
              • http://www.fao.org
              • The FAO works towards food security, with special attention to rural communities in developing countries.
              • International Civil Service Commission (ICSC)
              • http://icsc.un.org
              • The ICSC's mandate is to regulate the conditions of service of staff in the United Nations common system.
              • International Labor Organization (ILO)
              • http://www.ilo.org
              • The only surviving creation of the Treaty of Versailles, the ILO seeks to promote social justice and labor rights.
              • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
              • http://www.itu.int
              • The ITU coordinates the global telecommunications systems with governments and private sector organizations.
              • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
              • http://www.unaids.org
              • UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response.
              • Relief Web
              • http://www.reliefweb.int
              • Run by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Relief Web is a gateway to information on humanitarian emergencies and disasters.
              • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
              • http://www.uncdf.org
              • UNCDF works to help eradicate poverty through local development programmes and microfinance operations.
              • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
              • http://www.unicef.org
              • UNICEF advocates for and protects the rights of children.
              • United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
              • http://www.unifem.org
              • UNIFEM provides financial and technical assistance to programs and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality.
              • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
              • http://www.undp.org
              • UNDP publishes the annual Human Development Report, coordinates Millennium Development Goals efforts, and helps countries create solutions to global and national development challenges.
              • United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
              • http://www.unhcr.org
              • UNHCR is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
              • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
              • http://www.unops.org
              • UNOPS provides operational management services to clients in every field where the United Nations has a mandate.
              • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
              • http://www.unfpa.org
              • UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty.
              • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
              • http://www.unv.org
              • The United Nations Volunteers program (UNV) is the volunteer arm of the United Nations.
              • World Food Program (WFP)
              • http://www.wfp.org
              • The WFP fights hunger in developing countries where victims of natural disasters, displaced people, refugees, and the hungry poor must deal with severe food shortages.
              • World Health Organization (WHO)
              • http://www.who.int
              • The WHO is the United Nations agency for health.