Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
Our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) was founded in 1973 and is one of five UN Regional Commissions.
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences is a regional, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening social science research and knowledge production in the Arab region.
Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organization that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.