USAID from the American People

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years. For more information about USAID please visit

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The objective of Norway’s development policy is to fight poverty and bring about social justice. The Government has achieved its target of allocating 1 percent of gross national income (GNI) to international development.  

The Government will continue to focus its efforts on priority areas where Norway can make the greatest contribution: the environment and sustainable development; peace building, human rights and humanitarian assistance; oil and clean energy; women and gender equality; good governance and the fight against corruption; and efforts to reach the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Norway places particular emphasis on efforts to fight climate change and deforestation.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting bold ideas with big impact in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada through the Development Innovation Fund announced in the 2008 Federal Budget. We fund innovators in low and middle income countries and Canada. Grand Challenges Canada works with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other global health foundations and organizations to find sustainable long-term solutions through integrated innovation - bold ideas which integrate science, technology, social and business innovation. Grand Challenges Canada is hosted at the Sandra Rotman Centre.


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The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK government’s effort to fight global poverty. DFID’s overall aim is to reduce poverty in poorer countries, in particular through achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). DFID has set out a number of priorities aimed at supporting the achievement of these goals. These include: honouring international commitments; improving transparency and value for money; boosting wealth creation; strengthening governance and security in fragile and conflict-affected countries; leading international action to improve the lives of girls and women; and combating climate change.


The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.