The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change. IDRC was established by an act of Canada’s parliament in 1970 with a mandate “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.

The Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us, which is firmly in the UK’s national interest. It aims to end the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

The Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) is a Philippine nongovernmental organization that seeks to help people and communities harness information and communication technologies (ICTs) for learning. It believes that learning is the key to human development, and that ICTs – both old and new – can enable learning in powerful and economically and socially meaningful ways.

Launched in 2011 by the United States Agency for International Development, World Vision and the Australian Government, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is an ongoing series of grant and prize competitions that leverages science and technology to source and disseminate scalable solutions to improve literacy skills of early grade learners in developing countries.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

The aid program of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) promotes Australia’s national interests by contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The program focuses on two development outcomes: supporting private sector development and strengthening human development.