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Canadian International Development Agency - - CIDA was established in 1968 to administer the bulk of Canada’s official development assistance (ODA) program. CIDA’s priorities are poverty reduction, democratic governance, private sector development, health, basic education, equality between women and men, and environmental sustainability.


Peace Corps - - agency of the U.S. federal government that places volunteers in 72 countries to to do important work such as bringing clean water to communities, teaching children, as well as working on areas like HIV/AIDS awareness, information technology, and business development.


Idealist.Org - - multi-purpose web site providing a database of over 45,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, as well as listing of volunteer opportunities and a non-profit career center.


Foreign Policy Association - (includes a job list) - a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world.  Includes a job board

The International Development Research Center - IDRC - - a Canadian public corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.




International Development Organizations

(Economic and Social Development Policy)


The International Monetary Fund - - an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.


The World Bank Group - - mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty.


The United Nations - - as set forth in its charter, The purposes of the United Nations are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.


The World Trade Organization - - global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

The World Economic Forum - - an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.


US AID - - USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Their work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting:

  • economic growth, agriculture and trade;
  • global health; and,
  • democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.


Nongovernmental Organizations


NGO's associated with the UN -


TakingItGlobal - website Directory 3000+ nonprofits worldwide


The NGO Cafe - - including a page with definitions of an NGO


Searchable Database of NGOs -


Another database of NGOs -


World Volunteers The World Guide to Humanitarian and Development Volunteering -


The Development Executives Group - (online job search resource, free but requires establishing membership) -


Int'l Development & Non-Profit Career Web Sites


International Development & Environmental Jobs and Consultancies -

International Jobs Center - - source of international jobs for professionals, including international development jobs

Careers United - - job site for careers in international development

Non-Profit Career Network - - web site that aims to be a complete, on-stop resource center for non-profit organizations, individual seeking job opportunities in a non-profit organization, and people who want to volunteer.  Sections include non-profit job resource center; directory of non-profit organizations; job fairs, conferences, workshops, and conventions; directory of professional services; and volunteer section.

Non-Profit Careers.Org - - career site created by the Society for Nonprofit Organizations in the hopes of providing nonprofit organizations with a low cost alternative for finding employees, board members, and volunteers.

MBA Non-Profit Connection - - aims to provide a variety of services that help to bring MBA skills and energy to the nonprofit sector while bringing exciting new job opportunities to the business school community.  Job posting and career advising service for MBA's interested in working in the non-profit sector.

Monster Profile on Non-Profit Careers -


Additional Resources


Guidestar - - the U.S. national database of non-profit organizations

The Non-Profit Times - - business publication for non-profit management

Careers in Non-Profit - - Guide from Ohio State University to the functions typically part of and the skills required for careers in non-profit organizations.

The Foundation Center - Site for the independent nonprofit information clearinghouse thatincludes information on non-profit foundations throughout the US, as well as research resources and guides to grant seeking/writing.

The Internet Nonprofit Center - publishes the Nonprofit FAQ , a resource of information provided by partcipants in many online discussions about nonprofits and their work.

Library of Congress Country Studies - - Lesser known country information divided by chapter and other subheadings, including transportation, cultural identity, geography, and health concerns.


International Salary Calculator - -

Includes international sites to compare the cost of living in different cities around the world.


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