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 www.usaid.gov.
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) was established in 1962, and it is now a directorate organized under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs. Its main purpose is to make the Norwegian development aid as effective as possible, to ensure that funds are spent in the best possible way, and to report on what works and what doesn’t. Norad provides expert advice about development and aid to the foreign service and works together with a range of partners in development assistance. Norad’s guiding vision is sustainable development in a world without poverty. For more information about Norad, please visit https://www.norad.no/en
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 is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada and we support innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation to find sustainable solutions to health challenges we call this Integrated Innovation®. Grand Challenges Canada focuses on innovator-defined challenges through its Stars in Global Health program and on targeted challenges through Saving Lives at Birth, Saving Brains and Global Mental Health programs. We help transition promising innovations from the proof-of-concept stage to scale through our Transition-to-Scale program. Grand Challenges Canada works closely with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) to catalyze scale, sustainability and impact. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives.
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.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was established in April 1991, as the Korean government agency responsible for grant-based foreign aid. To more effectively combat poverty and support sustainable socioeconomic growth of partner countries, KOICA is expanding partnerships with other donor agencies, international organizations, and both domestic and global private players, while seeking out new actors with applicable innovations and technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.koica.go.kr/english/main.html.