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Multilateral institutions

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African Development Bank: ADB is a multilateral development bank whose shareholders include 53 African countries and 24 non-African countries from the Americas, Asia, and Europe.  The ADB is the premier financial development institution of Africa, dedicated to combating poverty and improving the lives of people of the continent and engaged in the task of mobilizing resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries.


Asian Development Bank: The ADB aims to improve the welfare of the people in Asia and the Pacific. ADB is a multilateral development financial institution owned by 64 member countries. ADB’s main instruments for providing help to its member countries are policy dialogue, loans, technical assistance, grants, guarantees, and equity investments.


Brazilian Development Bank: BNDES is a federal public company that is associated with the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. BNDES has as an objective of providing long-term financing of endeavors that contribute towards the development of Brazil.


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: The EBRD was established in 1991 when communism was crumbling in central and eastern Europe and ex-soviet countries needed support to nurture a new private sector in a democratic environment. The EBRD works to build market economies and democracies in 27 countries from central Europe to central Asia.

European Investment Bank: The EIB is the European Union’s financial institution, which contributes towards the integration, balanced development, and economic and social cohesion of the member countries.


The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The Global Fund is a global public-private partnership dedicated to raising and disbursing large amounts of additional finance to prevent and treat the three pandemics. The Global Fund has so far committed US$4.8 billion to over 350 programs in 131 countries, and is managed by a Secretariat based in Geneva.


Inter-American Development Bank: Founded in 1059, the IDB is the oldest and largest regional development bank. It provides multilateral financing for economic, social, and institutional development projects as well as trade and regional integration programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.


International Finance Corporation: IFC provides loans, equity, structured finance and risk management products, and advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group.


International Monetary Fund: The IMF is 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.


North America Development Bank: NADB is a bilaterally-funded, international organization, capitalized and governed equally by the United States and Mexico for the purpose of financing environmental infrastructure projects along their joint border.


UNAIDS: UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response. UNAIDS has five focus areas including: leadership and advocacy, strategic information and technical support, tracking monitoring and evaluation, civil society engagement and mobilization of resources.


UNICEF: UNICEF was created to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. UNICEF advocates for measures to give children the best start in life.


United Nations: The United Nations was established in 1945 by 51 countries committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security. Today, 191 countries belong to the UN.


United Nations Development Program: UNDP works to advocate for change and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.


United Nations Institute for Training and Research: UNITAR focuses on training in international affairs management and training and capacity building in economic and social development.


World Bank: The World Bank is made up of two development institutions owned by 184 member countries – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association. The World Banks’ mission is to reduce global poverty and improve living standards.


World Health Organization: WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity

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