The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) is a global partnership with a mission to support the adoption of national economic inclusion programs that increase the earnings and assets of extremely poor and vulnerable households. PEI brings together global stakeholders to catalyze country-level innovation, advance innovation and learning, and share global knowledge. PEI is hosted by the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice of the World Bank.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ireland’s development cooperation programme aims to reduce poverty, hunger, and humanitarian need, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. By supporting long term development and providing humanitarian assistance in over eighty countries, on behalf of the Irish people, Irish Aid is helping to build better futures for some of the world’s poorest communities. Ireland’s international development priorities are: Reducing Humanitarian Need, Climate Action, Gender Equality and Strengthening Governance.