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Global Washington

Global Washington is a network of 165 NGOs, corporations, academic institutions and foundations in Washington state working to improve lives in developing countries. We promote our members, bring them together to spark new ideas and partnerships, and build a network of leaders. Our vision is to create a more equitable, healthy and prosperous world.  

Crown Agents Foundation

The Crown Agents Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit body that owns all shares in Crown Agents Ltd and exists to relieve poverty and distress, promote education and training, and ensure that Crown Agents meets the highest standards of honesty and integrity. In discharging the latter of these functions, CAF manages the funds that Crown Agents contributes to development activities, totaling more than $2 million over the last five years. 

The Nature Conservancy

Protecting nature, for people today and future generations. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

Luncheon Discussion on Understanding the Somali Economic Landscape: Financial Inclusion, Trade and Investment

On August 6, the Global Center on Cooperative Security will host a luncheon discussion entitled “Understanding the Somali Economic Landscape: Financial Inclusion, Trade and Investment.” This event will take place during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people. 

Food For The Poor Creates Fishing Villages Along Honduras Coast

Fishing is the primary source of income for many families living in the coastal communities of Omoa and Puerto Cortes, Honduras.

Why the G8 'Commitments' Lacked Measurable Actions

Last month G8 leaders met at the exclusive Lough Erne golf resort in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Yet, what were the practical implications for those living in extreme poverty around the world or – for that matter – the 99 percent of people living in the G8 countries? Were concrete actions taken?

Before the summit, I wrote a piece about measurable actions the G8 should take that would bring meaningful change to people around the world. So, how did they do?

NGO alliance urges G8 leaders to go further in anti-corruption pledges

G8 commitments to fight tax evasion and global corruption are welcome, but the world’s most powerful leaders must go further and attach enforcement mechanisms and implementation deadlines to their


NCBA’s CLUSA International program has a mission to alleviate poverty through economic empowerment. We are a values-based, dynamic organization that is a globally recognized leader in organizing people to help themselves and a thought leader in applying cooperative strategies to development.

Nourishing a Legacy - and Future Trade Partners

In this December 2012 article in The NonProfit Times, InterAction President and CEO Samuel A.

A case for more integrity in the financial sector

A 2011 BBC poll surveying more than 11,000 people across 23 countries showed that corruption was the most talked about global issue. In the same survey, 69 percent of respondents rated corruption as a “very serious” global issue.


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