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Washington, D.C. — Oxfam America was selected as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator based on a poll of thousands of Devex members, who collectively comprise one of the largest networks of global aid and international development professionals.
Devex announced the Top 40 Development Innovators on April 18 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/devex. Many of the top 40 innovators also participated in a Q&A on innovation, designed to spur a broader dialogue in the development community (see Facebook for links to specific Q&As).
"Solving the big global challenges we face – from climate change to poverty – will require innovation,” Devex President Raj Kumar said. “We are proud to honor these 40 organizations that are leveraging innovative techniques and approaches to solve complex problems.”
“It’s an honor for Oxfam America to be recognized by Devex for our work,” Darius Teter, Vice President of Programs said. “At Oxfam, we remain committed to fighting poverty, hunger, and social injustice, and in furthering the rights-based approach to international development.”
The Devex Top 40 Development Innovators include four types of international development organizations: donor agencies & foundations, development consulting companies, implementing NGOs, and advocacy groups. The selection is based on a survey Devex emailed to more than 100,000 aid workers and international development professionals.
All honorees will be recognized at a reception at the House of Sweden in Washington, DC on April 21st with Chris Thomas, Chief Strategist at Intel and Sonal Shah, White House Director of Social Innovation as featured speakers.
The Devex Top 40 Development Innovators (alphabetical)
Médecins Sans Frontières
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Habitat for Humanity International
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Management Sciences for Health
Norwegian Refugee Council
Partners in Health
Save the Children
World Wildlife Fund
Human Rights Watch
International Federation for Human Rights
Donor Agencies & Foundations
Aga Khan Development Network
Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
William J. Clinton Foundation
U.K. Department for International Development (DfID)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Open Society Institute
TheGlobal Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Booz Allen Hamilton
ECORYS Research & Consulting
GFA Consulting Group