Guide for NGOS- Guia para ONGS

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Bilateral & Multilateral Funds

Bilateral Funds for NGOs

Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)
Belgium’s Development Cooperation
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
Department for International Development (DFID)
Finland’s Development Cooperation Policy
Hellenic Aid
International Development Research Center (IDRC)
Irish Aid
Italian Cooperation
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Netherlands Development Assistance (NEDA)
New Zealand’s International Aid and Development Agency (NZAID)
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Swedish International and Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
United States Department of State

Multilateral Funds for NGOs

Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)
Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM)
Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP)
Development Marketplace
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
infoDev: ICT Development Funds for NGOs
Post-Conflict Fund
Preston Fund for Girls’ Education
World Bank
World Bank’s Girls’ Education Fund
World Bank’s Information Technology Funds
World Bank’s NGO Capacity-building Funds
World Bank’s Partnership for Capacity Building Program in Africa


Foundation Funds

ABILIS Foundation

American Jewish World Service

Ananda Foundation

Asia Foundation

Barrow Cadbury Trust

Baxter International Foundation

Bernard van Leer Foundation

Better World Together Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Blaustein Philanthropic Group


Channel Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation

First Hand Foundation

Ford Foundation

Foundation for Future

Freedom to Create

Freudenberg Foundation

Fund for Global Human Rights

Global Fund for Children

Global Fund for Women

Global Greengrants Fund

Grassroots International

Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation


Intel Corporation

International Reading Association

Inter-American Foundation

Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

John Merck Foundation

KIOS – A Human Rights Foundation in Finland

King Baudouin Foundation

Lemelson Foundation

Libra Foundation


MacArthur Foundation

Mama Cash

Mcknight Foundation

Merill Lynch

Microsoft’s NGO Connection

Monsanto Foundation

Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation

New Field Foundation

New World Foundation

Norwegian Human Rights Fund

Onaway Trust

One Woman Initiative

Open Society Institute

Packard Foundation

Partnership for Transparency Fund

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Peace and Development Fund

Peacock Foundation

Presbyterian Hunger Program

Rabobank Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Rockefeller Foundation

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Sigrid Rausing Trust

Sir Halley Steward Trust

Starbucks Social Entrepreneurs Fund

Surdna Foundation

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Toyota Foundation

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

United States Institute of Peace

Western Union Foundation

WINGS Global Fund for Community Foundations

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Free Resources

How to write a Proposal

How to write a proposal for a Community Livelihoods Development Project

Sample Grant Proposal for NGOs on Sustainable Livelihood Development

How to write a Concept Note

A Short Guide for Human Resource Management for NGOs

How to develop Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) for Grant Proposals

How to train NGO staff in Fundraising

Writing Gender into Proposals

How to develop effective PowerPoint Presentations

Getting registered at EuropeAid’s PADOR

NGO Fundraising & Sustainability

Alternative Fundraising for NGOs

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How to write Proposals on Projects addressing Climate Change

A Free Guide on how NGOs can make the best use of Volunteers

Sustainable Solutions: Microfinance, Cooperatives & Micro-insurance

Sample Operational & Management Policies for NGOs

Toolkit for World Bank’s Development Marketplace Grantees

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Toolkit for NGOs to implement Anti-Corruption Projects

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EuropeAid – Development through multi-stakeholder co-operation

The European Union, composed of the Member States and the European Commission, is the world’s biggest aid donor. The Commission’s EuropeAid co-operation office manages EU external aid programmes and ensures that development assistance is delivered worldwide.

EuropeAid’s main mission is to implement the Commission’s external aid instruments, both those funded by the Union’s budget and the European Development Fund. The ‘Who’s who’ section will tell you how EuropeAid is organised.

To ensure coherence, complementarity and coordination in implementing external assistance programmes worldwide, EuropeAid works in close collaboration with its various partners. The overall aim is to make external aid more effective. Civil society, international organisations and governments of EU Member States are all important actors in this field.

  • The EU, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Strategic Partnership at the eve of the Madrid Summit– Working Together in a Globalised World

The Strategic Partnership between the EU and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1999 to foster and strengthen political, economic and cultural links between the two regions.

This EU-LAC Strategic Partnership encompasses not only political dialogue, cooperation and economic relations but it also allows both regions to affirm more effectively their positions on global issues and to better assert them in the multilateral context.

Since its foundation, the EU and LAC regions have made progress on dealing with a wide range of issues including addressing climate change; migration, fight against illegal drugs; human rights; education; cooperation on cultural issues and in science and technology.

A vast number of agreements have been reached between the EU and LA sub regions (with the Caribbean, Mercosur, Andean Community, Central America) or individual countries (Chile and Mexico).

At the same time, the volume of trade between the EU and Latin America has doubled reaching almost €180 billion in 2008. The EU has become the second largest trading partner and the most important investor in the LAC region, with over €25 billion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows and more than €260 billion of FDI stock as of 2007.

Over the past decade, the EU has provided over €3 billion in development assistance to the region, chiefly under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) for Latin America – €2,690 million for the 2007-2013 period – and a further €760 million covering 2008-2013 under the 10th European Development Fund for the Caribbean managing to reduce poverty and social inequality.

More than 40% of our present cooperation with Latin America is concentrated on the promotion of social cohesion (that is, the fight against poverty, inequality and exclusion), and an important support for regional integration, trade, as well as environment is included.

During these years, the LAC region has continued to consolidate democracy and to improve the protection of human rights, peace and stability has been preserved, considerable advances have been made in terms of integration of the LAC region into the world economy, with increased trade and diversification and sound macro-economic policies and proper management of public finances have resulted in many countries better addressing the economic crisis. However, the LAC region is still confronted with old and new challenges: poverty and social differences, security threats resulting from organized crime, energy and climate change, among others.

In order to respond to these challenges, the 2009 Communication by the European Commission “Global Players in Partnership” looks ahead at the future of this bi-regional alliance. It addresses the challenges posed by the global economic and financial, climate change and migration and suggests:

  • More dialogue on macro-economic and financial issues, environment and energy or science and research, intensifying our cooperation in these fields.
  • More regional integration and interconnectivity (through, for example, a new instrument, the Latin America Investment Facility whose main objective is to mobilize additional financing to support investment in Latin America.
  • Deepening bilateral relations with LAC partner countries while complementing EU support for regional associations through specific agreements.
  • Adapting aid programmes to the needs of the countries beyond the areas covered by traditional development cooperation.
  • Involving civil society in the Strategic Partnership, including through the creation of an EU-LAC Foundation.

EU-LAC Summits

The 1999 founding Summit of Rio de Janeiro has been followed by several bi-annual Summits held in Madrid, Spain (2002); Guadalajara, Mexico (2004); Vienna, Austria (2006); and Lima, Peru (2008). Each of these events has facilitated further deepening of the EU-LAC relations. This trend will be continued on the occasion of the VI EU-LAC Summit to be held, once more, in Madrid.

  • On May 25th and 26th, 2010, 800 experts from the sectors of social business, finance, civil society and new technologies will be meeting in various workshops focusing on the following issues :

How to structure and finance social business for the next decade
Microfinance, back to basics: long-term value to low-income clients
Microfinance and development in Africa : how to move forward?
Reinsertion and business creation: developing microcredit in France

Speeches will be given during the plenary session, and a “great debate” on the outlooks of development will close the day.


OECD What’s new

Accession : Estonia, Israel and Slovenia invited to join OECD


OECD countries agreed today to invite Estonia, Israel and Slovenia to become members of the Organisation, paving the way for the Organisation’s membership to grow to 34 countries.  “Estonia, Israel and Slovenia, along with Chile that has just deposited its instrument to become a full member, will contribute to a more plural and open OECD playing an increasingly important role in the global economic architecture,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.

Tax : Average tax burden on workers’ earnings fell in most OECD countries last year


Average tax and social security burdens on employment incomes fell slightly in 24 out of 30 OECD countries last year as governments struggled to shore up faltering economies amid the worst recession in decades. But whether this trend will continue this year is uncertain given the widespread pressures on public budgets.

Statistics : Unemployment rate remains broadly stable at 8.7% in March


The unemployment rate for the OECD area was broadly stable in March 2010 at 8.7%; a rise of 0.1 percentage point compared with February.

Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to slowdown in pace of expansion


OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for March 2010 point to a slowdown in the pace of economic activity.

Luxembourg : Labour market, pension reforms needed


The future growth path in Luxembourg is likely to be weaker than in the past. Pension reform, together with fiscal consolidation, is required to put the public finances on a sustainable footing, while adaptability of the labour market needs to be improved to avoid long-term unemployment among residents and to support competitiveness.

Economics : OECD Forum and Ministerial meeting to focus on innovation, growth

from 26-May-2010 to 28-May-2010

New OECD forecasts for economic growth and strategies to boost innovation will be at the heart of discussions at the OECD’s annual Forum and Ministerial meeting in Paris on 26-28 May 2010. The OECD’s latest Economic Outlook will be released by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría with Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan.

Greece : OECD welcomes fiscal consolidation plan, says it will help strengthen economy


OECD Secretary-General welcomes the fiscal consolidation plan and loan package agreed by the Greek government, its Euro area partners and the International Monetary Fund. The plan provides Greece with the breathing space it needs to bring its public finances under control.

Italy: Better regulation needed to strengthen market dynamics


Italy has made significant progress in cutting regulatory costs, liberalising product markets and modernising its public administrations in recent years. But  it must continue along the path of  regulatory reform to make its economy more competitive and speed up its recovery from the economic crisis, according to a new OECD report.

Statistics : annual inflation rate in OECD area edges up to 2.1% in March 2010


Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.1% in the year to March 2010, up from 1.9% in February. This small increase in inflation rates mainly reflected higher energy prices, which increased by 11.3% in the year to March, compared with 8.4% in February.

Broken EU aid promises push Millennium Development Goals out of reach, says CONCORD as OECD announces aid figures

Figures released today by the OECD show a reduction(1) in EU overseas development aid in 2009. At current levels the European Union will not meet commitments to provide 0.7% of GNI in aid by 2015…Read more

A turning point on poverty

In these last five years before 2015, we need political support and accountability to meet the MDGs. Do you remember where you were when the bells rang in the new millennium? I was in…Read more

Africa’s Billions

Copenhagen: Best Of ID4D Contributions on Climate Change

The end of 2009 is approaching fast. This year has been filled with expectations and hopes toward this month of December during which the world leaders are gathering to discuss the future of our…Read more

A coherent approach to poverty reduction, development and displacement

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With the Mounting Climate Crisis, Our Global Trade Inter-Dependency is Vital

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Call for research proposals from civil society organizations (CSOs)

The WHO Scientific Resource Group on Equity Analysis and Research together with the Global Forum for Health Research and People’s Health Movementannounce a call for research proposals from civil society organizations (CSOs) on the theme:

‘Advancing health equity through research and practice – identifying what works to reduce health inequities’.

Deadline for receipt of entries is 23 May 2010

CSOs interested in evaluating the interventions they implemented and their impacts both on health outcomes and on health equity are invited to submit research proposals. The interventions (including policies, programmes, etc) to be evaluated need to address social, economic and political determinants of health. Submission of proposals dealing with interventions and research projects already in progress is strongly encouraged.


Published research oriented toward reducing health inequity has until recently been devoted more to explaining health inequities than to designing and evaluating policy interventions to reduce inequities. Research is needed to evaluate the health equity impact of policy and actions, whether in the health sector or in other sectors. One of the three top level recommendations by the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) is to continue research, monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on what interventions work to reduce health inequities. The recent WHO Task Force Report on “Priorities for research on equity and health”, called for a third wave in global health research, that explicitly links broader social, political, and economic determinants with improvements in equity in health, and emphasized the need for innovative research designs for evaluating policy and program interventions to reduce health inequities.

Local level solutions and those addressing a broad range of social determinants are often those with the greatest innovation and impact. For example, policies and projects addressing issues such as provision of education, water and sanitation, and farming technologies or the empowerment of disadvantaged groups have significant potential consequences for health and health equity. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) often lead the development and implementation of such interventions that lead to concrete improvements in real life settings, and yet CSOs don’t always have the opportunity to document or evaluate interventions that are in place. Moreover, CSOs need to be viewed as potential partners in the entire research process, i.e. from the design stage to dissemination cycle, and should not be viewed as merely being capable of voicing “community needs” or disseminating research findings. In addition, research funding needs to be sensitive to the necessity for civil society participation throughout – from the stage of priority setting to refining evaluation methods and to communicating what concrete actions can be taken to reduce health inequities. Finally, civil society has a key role in policy change through its constituencies in engaging on and influencing policy choices, and in linking the evidence and knowledge from research to policy processes. These processes were discussed and further reinforced during the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health 2008 in Bamako and during Global Forum on Health Research 2009 in Havana.

Examples of high-priority research questions addressing action on social determinants of health

  • Interventions that address health equity implications of current trends in food prices, agricultural policies and food (in)security, and changes in trade and investment in all aspects of food production, processing and sale. What policy and program responses will avoid negative impacts, and reduce food insecurity?
  • Interventions that address different policy entry points to reduce the health inequities arising from health worker migration patterns, identifying the critical policy actors.
  • Interventions that address women’s health and social protection given the increasing “feminisation” of work forces that has often accompanied the globalisation of labour markets.
  • Interventions that address health equity with global climate change concerns, at the local level.
  • Interventions that use organisational structures within health systems to sustain active community participation, inter-sectoral action on social determinants of health, and the abilities of community members to influence policies.
  • Interventions that combine policy and implementation models, across sectors, that lead to improved local decision-making, net health equity gains in different vulnerable populations and community empowerment.
  • Interventions and approaches that effectively involve targeted communities or populations in intervention development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Interventions that effectively involve other sectors than the health sector in action oriented approaches to address health inequalities related to a wide range of health hazards (environmental, occupational, infrastructure such as roads, sanitation, etc.).

Purpose of the call

This call for research proposals aims at:

  • Identifying the four most promising operational research and evaluation proposals submitted by CSOs;
  • Refining methods, particularly on the attribution of changes in the distribution of health resulting from the interventions, and considerations to increase the interpretation and potential generalisability of results. For this, selected research proposals will be presented, discussed and improved during the 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, in Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Facilitating the conduct of winning research proposals by expert mentoring, facilitating contacts with potential research funders, a cash award of up to USD 10,000 (to contribute to evaluation of the intervention) and facilitating the dissemination of results.

Eligibility to apply for the call

  • The Principal Investigator in the proposal must be drawn from a civil society organization (CSO), such as registered charities, development NGOs, community groups, women’s organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations, trade unions, self-help groups, social movements, business associations, coalitions and advocacy groups.
  • Research proposals must be aimed at evaluating interventions (including policies, programmes, etc) addressing social, economic and political determinants of health, and their impacts both on health outcomes and on health equity. The evaluation should examine inequities among different social groups, not only between one disadvantaged group and a population average. Interventions are those implemented by civil society organizations (CSOs) and could potentially be adapted for implementation in other countries.
  • Teams submitting expressions of interest should demonstrate expertise in research for health or development, ability to design evaluation studies and ability to analyze data to evaluate impacts of interventions on health and health equity. Demonstration of advanced writing skills will be an advantage.
  • Submission of proposals dealing with interventions and research projects already in progress is strongly encouraged.
  • A budget and timeline must be included, specifying how the case award will contribute to the overall evaluation of the intervention.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

1. Relevance of the intervention to be evaluated and its potential impact on public health and equity (25%)

  • Does the research evaluation involve the participation of individuals that should benefit from the intervention? Does the intervention address broader determinants of health?

2. Appropriateness of the methodological approach proposed for evaluating and documenting the success of the intervention on health equity, and exploring the factors responsible for success (25%)

  • Can the question proposed be answered through well-designed and conducted evaluation?
  • Does the applicant acknowledge potential problem areas and consider alternative tactics?
  • Does the project develop or employ novel concepts, approaches, methodologies, tools, or technologies for this area of investigation?

3. Technical capacity of the proposed research team and appropriateness of budget and timeline proposed (25%)

  • Is the research that is proposed logistically feasible, financially possible, and likely to produce timely results?
  • Does the investigative team bring complementary and integrated expertise to the project?
  • Does the proposed study benefit from unique features of the population the intervention addresses and/or employ useful collaborative arrangements?

4. Scope for learning lessons, generalisability of results and potential application to other contexts (25%)

  • What scope will the findings have to influence public policy and stimulate further action?
  • How feasible will it be to rapidly and widely implement the results of the research study?
  • Will the answers to the research question be generalizable to different settings, in the country and potentially beyond?

The final selection of proposals will be made principally upon the scores awarded to the proposals, but will also take account of geographical distribution of submissions and country income classification.

The sponsoring organizations reserve the right to select fewer applicants.

Format of Application

There is no template or application form. However, the application shall include the following outline:

  1. Intervention to be evaluated
  2. Methodology, including how equity impact (distribution of health) on the population will be assessed and what dimensions of equity will be examined
  3. How the results of the evaluation can be useful in other contexts
  4. Team members, affiliations, areas of expertise and contact details for the principal investigator
  5. Budget (USD) and timeline

The application should not be longer than four pages or 2000 words. It can be completed in any of the official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). If you want to submit in another language, please request in advance.

Selection process

Step 1: The WHO Scientific Resource Group (SRG) on Equity Analysis and Research, sub-group on research and the Global Forum for Health Research will screen all applications according to the eligibility criteria. The ones which are incomplete will, in principle, not be processed further.

Step 2: Applications (without identification data) will be sent to and evaluated by the selection committee, composed of experts in the field of Equity Analysis and Research, including individuals from the SRG on Health Equity Analysis and Research and People’s Health Movement.

Step 3: Applicants will be notified in June 2010 as to whether or not they have been selected. Up to four winning proposals will be posted on the PHM-Global Forum-WHO websites for open consultation and principal investigators be invited (travel, registration and accommodation paid) to present their proposals during the IUHPE Conference in Geneva.

Step 4: Proposals will be amended by the research teams and the winners granted with a first installment of half of the award, a quarter after interim progress report and a quarter after final report.

Key dates

  • 21 April 2010 Opening date for applications
  • 23 May 2010 Deadline for submission of applications
  • 30 May to 4 June Selection of applications
  • 7 June 2010 Successful applicants informed
  • 14 June 2010 Proposals posted on PHM-Global Forum-WHO websites for open consultation
  • 11-15 July 2010 Session during IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion in Geneva: successful applicants present more details on their proposals and an expert panel and audience further discusses
  • 1 September 2010 Final proposals posted on PHM-Global Forum-WHO websites.
  • September 2010 Initiation of intervention evaluation research
  • July 2011 Interim progress report
  • March 2012 Final report
  • June 2012 Learning across all projects synthesized

The application should be emailed as a Word or PDF document to Sylvie Olifson. In the header of the email, please put “CSOs advancing health equity”. Receipt of applications will be confirmed by e-mail. The deadline for submission is 23 May 2010.

Employment in International Development


Warning Against Fraudulent Job Offers

International Youth Internship Program

Something for Everyone

Canadians who want to work in international development have several options. They can work with:

the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA);

a non-governmental organization (NGO); or

a CIDA-supported multilateral organization.

Young people can find internships in international development through the International Youth Internship Program.

Those interested in volunteering for overseas work can contact NGOs directly or investigate the Volunteer Canada site.


For More Information: Opportunities in International Development for Canadian Citizens and/or Permanent Residents of Canada

America Healing Initiative will Expand Opportunities for Vulnerable Children. Nearly 1,000 proposals sought $280 million in funding; urgent need for community healing

WASHINGTON – In an unprecedented effort to address the devastating impact of racial inequities on communities across the country, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched today a five-year, $75 million initiative – America Healing – that aims to improve life outcomes for vulnerable children and their families by promoting racial healing and eliminating barriers to opportunities.

Children of color are over-represented among the 29 million low-income children and families in this country, particularly among families living in concentrated poverty. According to data from the National Center for Children in Poverty, about 61 percent of African American, 62 percent of Latino, 57 percent of Native American, 58 percent of children with immigrant parents, 30 percent of Asian American children and 26 percent of white children live in low-income families.

“The Kellogg Foundation’s vision is for a nation to marshal its resources to ensure that all children in America have an equitable and promising future,” said Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO. “That is simply not the case in many communities across the country today. The goal of the America Healing initiative is to help make that vision a reality by engaging communities and supporting them in the hard work of racial healing and addressing the effects of historic and contemporary structural issues, such as residential segregation and concentrated poverty.”

During the first phase of America Healing, 119 organizations will receive grants totaling $14,613,709 specifically to support community-based organizations’ healing efforts among racial and ethnic groups that address historic burdens, disparities and barriers to opportunity. Their efforts will focus within local communities to increase opportunities for children in education, health and economic areas.  Grantees represent 29 states and the District of Columbia and all racial and ethnic population groups.  To highlight the desire of communities to work together on racial healing, the foundation created a signature video, which captures the spirit of the initiative.

“The mission of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is to help communities create conditions that propel vulnerable children to succeed as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society,” said Dr. Gail Christopher, vice president of programs.  “Because children of color are so disproportionately represented in low-income families and impoverished communities, realizing our mission requires addressing historic and current structural barriers to opportunity, such as exposure to environmental toxins and under-resourced schools, which are a direct result of past policies and practices of racialization and privilege.”

Christopher said that the overwhelming response to the initial phase of the initiative – there were nearly 1,000 responses to the request for racial healing proposals from both urban and rural communities – demonstrates that “we have tapped into a movement in this country, a reservoir of good will and eagerness to have the hard conversations, and to do the difficult work of addressing long standing issues that have needlessly divided communities from coast to coast.”

“America Healing seeks to capture the spirit of our times and re-invigorate our country’s historic commitment to ensure that every child, no matter what race or ethnicity, develops their full potential to lead a healthy, educated and economically prosperous life,” said Speirn.

“At a time when our nation shows disturbing signs of becoming more polarized, this courageous effort by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to promote healing within local communities is sorely needed.  It reminds us of our true democratic ideals as a nation and of the inalienable right guaranteed by our founding documents to the free and unfettered opportunity that every human being deserves,” said U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA), who spoke at the launch event.

Other phases of the initiative will seek to curtail racism in the media, the environment, education, housing, health and criminal justice systems, with an emphasis on expanding opportunities for all children.

“We have an opportunity to make dramatic progress in healing our nation,” Christopher said. “As a country, just as we as we have done in previous periods in our nation’s history, we must shine a light on racism so that we can put its effects on children and communities behind us.”

Moreover, the America Healing initiative complements the racial equity approach in all of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grantmaking directed at supporting vulnerable children, their families and communities.  The new initiative will continue to focus on issues at the core of structural racism and will align with the foundation’s program areas: Education and Learning; Food, Health and Well-being; and Family Economic Security.

Examples of grantees include:

  • The People’s Grocery, a community organization in West Oakland, Calif., that is organizing low-income people from multiple racial groups to work together to build a local food system that provides greater access to fresh produce and nutrition education.
  • Centro por la Justicia is coordinating an effort to connect partners and create a truly “southern” racial equity strategy – uniting east and west working with Latino/Hispanic and African American youth. Southwest Workers Union in Texas, SouthWest Organizing Project in New Mexico, and Southern Echo in Mississippi pooled their strengths and resources to create South x Southwest (SxSW), in an effort to empower historically excluded low-wealth, grassroots communities of color in their states and across state lines. SxSW is working to build sustainable bridges between Latino and African American communities across the traditional barriers that have kept these communities divided.
  • In Minnesota, the Saint Paul Foundation has received funding to build on its track record in the area of promoting diversity and inclusiveness with programs such as Facing Race, a multi-year campaign to give individuals an opportunity to talk about racial issues and work toward changing the nature of personal, organizational and institutional relationships.
  • The National Indian Child Welfare Association will receive funding to help Native American families and children heal the wounds from the decades-old policy of removing Native American children from their tribal people.

“With almost a thousand applicants, there’s no denying that there is a tremendous desire for this kind of work and initiatives like America Healing are urgently needed,” said Speirn.  “Our goal is to breathe life back into the effort to abolish structural racism, and to help America achieve strength and prosperity through racial equity.”

In an effort to showcase the many outstanding grant proposals, and because the foundation could not fund all 1,000 projects, they have created and will publicize a catalog of all proposals, including both the funded and unfunded. The goal is to help connect organizations with potential sources of funding and to help meet the extraordinary demand for racial healing.  To view the catalog, please visit

To learn more about America Healing, please visit

Related Topics: Racial Equity, News, News Release

IDRC – Fuente:

IDRC funds research activities that are designed to provide direct benefits to developing countries and their citizens. Here you will find information about how to apply for funding assistance and how to manage the funds you receive. The first section provides guidelines for researchers who would like to approach IDRC for financial support. The second section provides information about training awards offered by IDRC as well as information on IDRC’s partnership programs.

Please select from the links below to obtain more information:

  • How to Approach IDRC for Funding
    Detailed instructions on how to apply for IDRC funding, as well as the forms needed to present both ideas and full project proposals.
  • Fellowships and Awards
    Provides opportunities for the next generation of researchers from Canada and the developing world to pursue international development research.
  • Canadian Partnerships Program
    Supports Canadian universities and organizations, such as professional associations and non-governmental organizations, that undertake research on global development issues.
  • Administration of projects, consultancies, and travel
    Guidelines and instructions for recipients of IDRC funding about the administrative and financial procedures to follow.


Since the end of World War II, economicsts have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. A myriad of remedies has not delivered the solutions promised. The problem is not the failure of economics, William Easterly argues, but the failure to apply economic principle to practical policy work.
In this book, Easterly shows how these solutions all violate the basic principle of economics, that people-private individuals and businesses, government officials, even aid donors-respond to incentives. Written in an accessible, at times irreverent, style, Easterly’s book combines modern growth theory with anecdotes from his fieldwork for the World Bank.

“The Elusive Quest for Growth is a terrific book. Those who read it will put it down chastened, instructed and entertained.” -The Economist

“This is impossible to convey the depth and range of The Elusive Quest for Growth. Not only does it offer a persuasive argument but it summarizes, readably, a vast amount of research, making it come to life with real-world examples.” -Bruce Bartlett, Wall Street Journal

This is a brilliant, original work. It is simply the best book I know of on economic development. Easterly writes with clarity, honesty, and humor. And he is courageous in his analysis of what went wrong with the development policies followed by the World Bank.” -Sergio Rebelo, Tokai Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

“Every college student who protests against free trade…should read this extraordinary book. Easterly presents both the power of simple economic models of the development process and the painfully disappointing track record of official development assistance. He writes beautifully and cares deeply about his subject.”-Paul Romer, Graduate School of Business, Stanford

“William Easterly knows his way not only around economics but also around the developing world. He has written hard-nosed book about the hardest problem of all; how to get the poorest countries on a path of sustained growth.” –Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Nobel Laureate in Economics (1987)

“[Easterly] wears the good-humored but weary resignation of a lifetime idealist mugged at last by reality.” -Ken Ringle, Washington Post


Depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les économistes ont cherché à comprendre comment les pays pauvres pourraient rejoindre le niveau de vie des pays développés d’Europe et d’Amérique du Nord.
Ils ont inventé nombre de solutions prétendument miracles, qui ont été relayées par les politiques publiques d’aide au développement, mais dont aucune n’a tenu ses promesses : l’écart entre les pays riches et les pays en voie de développement n’a cessé de se creuser. Pourquoi ces échecs répétés et d’autant plus graves qu’il s’agit de vies humaines et de peuples entiers ? A travers analyses, récits et anecdotes vécues, ce livre est une critique pénétrante des politiques d’aide au développement qui ont été mises en œuvre un peu partout dans le monde, principalement sous l’égide du FMI et de la Banque mondiale, et des théories de la croissance qui les sous-tendent.
Mais il ne s’arrête pas là et explore les solutions possibles pour sortir du sous-développement.

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