Organizations, Who can help?

Which organizations can we call on for assistance, both technical and financial?

Organizations are grouped into 3 categories according to their contribution to programs and projects: as providers of technical assistance (for example: VITA); as providers of both technical assistance and funds (for example: GTZ) or as providers of only funding (Ford).

The organizations may be accessed directly by clicking on their name within the tables.

  Predominately Funding < Both Technical Assistance
and Funding
Technical Assistance


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Save the Children


Habitat for




Organizations include multilateral international agencies (e.g. UN), bilateral national development agencies (e.g. USAID), and NGOs (e.g. Save the Children).

Information for each organization is either in ‘Basic’ or ‘Standard’ format. Basic only contains minimum information to quickly capture information. Click on any of the organizational names below in the table to view information about them.

Direct contributions from users are specifically noted.

Organization Name

World Wide Web Site

African Development Bank
ADB: Asian Development Bank
APCF: Asia Pacific Cities Forum  
CARE: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.
CIDA-ACDI: Canadian International Development Agency
CONGO: The Conference of NGOs
DFID: Department for International Development (England)
EI: ExNoRa International
FUPROVI: Fundación Promotora de Vivienda/Foundation for Housing Promotion
FVC: Fundación Vivienda y Comunidad Ciudad Alternativa, Inc.
GTZ: German Agency for Technical Cooperation
GUO: The Global Urban Observatory at the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements
IDRC: International Development Research Center
IT : Intermediate Technology Development Group
IULA: International Union of Local Authorities
KfW: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau
(Information contributed by Organization.)
MYRADA (India)
Sida: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
SKAT: Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management
SUBE: Society for Upgrading the Built Environment
UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
USAID: United States Agency for International Development
VITA: Volunteers in Technical Assistance (US)
UNCHS (Habitat): The United Nations Centre for Human Settlements

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