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Who we are

PEI is a global network that includes national governments, policymakers, development partners, and non-governmental and research organizations. We seek to formalize partnerships now that will solidify an economic inclusion network that is global and far-reaching. PEI partners help develop economic inclusion programs and contribute to evidence-based good practices that can be adapted to local conditions by governments and local or international agencies.

Through their work, each partner is helping build a platform that will refine and enable the sharing of cutting-edge knowledge about what works in economic inclusion. Read more in the guide below.

Partnership Guide

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Our Values

PEI is a collective of organizations with shared values that provide direction. Each of these builds on partner organizations’ values and principles, including the World Bank Core Values.

- Demonstrated commitment to a common vision to scale up economic inclusion for the poorest that is practically grounded, results oriented, and focused on impact and outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable.

- Mutual respect across organizations, recognizing complementarities and added values.

- A focus on integration that encourages collaboration across boundaries and borders, as well as constructive disagreements. This includes reducing silos across and within stakeholder organizations.

- Promoting innovation and continuous learning to foster adaptation and evidence-based program design and implementation.

- A commitment to diversity at all levels to ensure our work is informed by different perspectives and experiences and actively pursues inclusion of all backgrounds and identities—including gender, geographical, racial, and cultural representations, work styles, and perspectives.

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PEI Governance

PEI is administered by a Management Team appointed by the World Bank. The team receives support and guidance from an Advisory Council consisting of representatives from the partnership network. A Steering Committee, chaired by a representative of the World Bank Group, provides strategic guidance and direction for the Partnership and represents the Multi-Donor Trust Fund, which finances the bulk of the Partnership’s work. In addition to providing essential operational support, donors to that trust fund are important sources of advice and technical knowledge.

 

Global Partnership

The PEI Partnership Network includes:

Funding Partners that are financing donors that support PEI through our Multi-Donor Trust Fund;

Technical Partners that are organizations that link to PEI through an agreed understanding on their roles and responsibilities; 

Affiliates that are informal stakeholders that engage with PEI‘s work and mission.

Read more about partnership opportunities in our Partnership Guide.

 

Technical Partners

Boma

BOMA Project

The BOMA Project (BOMA) is a U.S. nonprofit and Kenyan NGO with a transformative approach to alleviating poverty, building resiliency, and empowering women and girls in the drylands of Africa. BOMA’s poverty graduation program, Rural Entrepreneur Access Project,  helps ultra-poor women graduate themselves from extreme poverty, build financial resilient households, invest in their children’s health and education, and have increased voice, choice, and agency.

 

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Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental organisation that delivers both humanitarian and development programming in some of the world’s most challenging contexts. Our vision and our work are defined by one goal: ending extreme poverty, whatever it takes. With this focus, we work with people to strengthen their assets and return from those assets, while tackling systemic issues especially underlying inequalities, risks, and vulnerabilities.

 

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FAO

FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. Ending poverty and hunger are at the heart of FAO's work and they are central goals of countries worldwide. 

 

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Fundacion

Fundación Capital

Fundación Capital is a non-profit social enterprise that works to advance economic citizenship globally and at scale. It supports people on a path out of extreme poverty by encouraging them to create networks and build productive, financial, human and social assets, thus strengthening their resiliency and improving their livelihoods. 

 

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IPA

Innovations for Poverty Action

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.

 

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Results

Results

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Volunteers receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, volunteers learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunity.

 

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Trickle Up

Trickle Up

Trickle Up is an international poverty alleviation nonprofit that creates breakthrough opportunities for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Trickle Up works with partners and policymakers to design and deliver powerful livelihoods programs, conduct research, and develop innovative solutions that make poverty programs more impactful and scalable. Their dedicated teams are based in the United States, Guatemala, Uganda, and India.

 

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UNHCR

UNHCR

UNHCR work’s to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to. We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

 

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Village Enterprises

Village Enterprise

With 30 years of experience working to end extreme poverty in rural Africa, Village Enterprise’s community-based, participatory program reflects a bottom-up approach to microenterprise development. Through local leadership and a strong record of adaptation and innovation, Village Enterprise’s Graduation model has been validated by an independent randomized controlled trial and recognized by industry leaders, including ImpactMatters and Innovations for Poverty Action, as evidence-based and cost-effective.

 

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World Vision International

World Vision International

World Vision International is working in over 70 countries to break intergenerational poverty.  We do this by graduating families out of extreme poverty, strengthening nutritious food production and resilience, improving access to markets and financial services and promoting sustainable employment opportunities. Our vision is to see families become skilled and empowered to be economically self-reliant and have the means to provide for their children.  

 

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Affiliates

Africa Cash Transfer CoP

Africa Cash Transfers CoP

The Community of Practice of Cash Transfers in Africa is a learning platform where countries meet to share experiences and learn from each other about social cash transfer practices and social protection. The 25-member group is an informal network of professionals and practitioners dedicated to sharing experience and knowledge.

 

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Funding Partners

BRAC

BRAC

BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) is dedicated to helping people around the world lift themselves from extreme poverty. The goal of UPGI is to support the promotion and implementation of the Graduation approach, a framework designed by BRAC to meet the complex and interconnected needs of individuals and families who live in a precarious state of extreme poverty so severe that traditional development interventions fail to reach them.

 

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Co-Impact

Co-Impact

Co-Impact is a global philanthropic collaborative that sources and supports locally-rooted coalitions in the Global South to transform underlying systems and achieve impact at scale, with a core focus on advancing gender equality and women’s leadership. Sectors include health, education, and economic opportunity, helping partners to build resilient societies in which all women, men, and children can reach their full potential.

 

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GiZ

GIZ

GIZ is a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. In the area of social protection, GIZ works on behalf of BMZ to expand social protection systems in its partner countries. The promotion of economic inclusion programmes with governments via PEI is one action towards shaping a future worth living around the world.

 

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