Global Development Companies Form Coalition To Gain More Visibility

More than 50 companies involved in global development work have formed the Coalition of International Development Companies “in hopes of gaining more visibility for their work with the U.S. Agency for International Development as well as with other government agencies and nongovernmental organizations,” Washington Technology reports.  

The group aims “to raise awareness about their impact overseas and the role of the private sector in global solutions” (Lipowicz, 6/22). “The firms involved are also members of other large coalitions of development advocacy organizations, but the CIDC is meant to focus on for-profit businesses that have a stake in development but until now haven’t felt the need to establish their own advocacy in a public and organized manner,” Foreign Policy’s blog “The Cable” reports. “When policy decisions are being made at State Department or USAID, we want to have the opportunity to give them our insights,” said Charito Kruvant, president and CEO of Creative Associates International and chair of the CIDC executive committee (Rogin, 6/22).