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Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)


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18F Three Cyberpod Centris - North Tower, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) was created on September 26, 1977 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1201. It is organized as a nonstock, nonprofit government corporation.

PIDS serves as the Philippine government's primary socioeconomic policy think tank. Since its establishment, PIDS has been engaged in the conduct of policy-oriented studies to assist policymakers and planners in crafting development policies, plans, and programs that are based on sound research evidence


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BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine

BMC is part of Springer Nature.

World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB)


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President and President’s Office
Geir Jensen
Sporveisgata 10
N-0354 Oslo

WFDB was established in 2001 and consists today of 75 national and associated member organizations from 62 different countries from all corners of the world.
Relationships have been established with The World Blind Union (WBU), The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Deafblind International (DbI) and The World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).

In 2007 the organization attained consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) where the WFDB President serves as a member of the board.

During its existence the WFDB has attained acknowledgement and recognition as the unified and legitimate world-wide representative and voice of people with deafblindness.

IZA Institute of Labour Economics


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Forschungsinstitut zur
Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA)
Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 5–9
53113 Bonn, Germany

The IZA-Institute of Labor Economics is an independent economic research institute that conducts research in labor economics and offers evidence-based policy advice on labor market issues

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN)


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Unit 11/7 O’Connell Tce
Unit 11/7 O’Connell Tce, Bowen Hills QLD 4006, Australia

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is a state-wide organisation of, for, and with people with disability connecting for collective and affirmative action.

Our motto is “nothing about us without us.”

QDN operates a state-wide network of members who provide information, feedback and views from a consumer perspective to inform systemic policy feedback to Government and peak bodies.

QDN has more than 700 members across Queensland.

All of QDN’s voting members are people with disability.

QDN is a Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Board of Directors, who are people with disability.

QDN is funded by the Queensland State Government (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services) to give systemic policy feedback. QDN receives funding for different projects including National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Members are welcome, and membership is free.

Communication First


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1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006 USA

We believe CommunicationFIRST cannot be effective unless we are led and guided by the people whose interests and rights we seek to defend and advance. We therefore have worked to ensure the majority of our leadership experiences a communication-related disability or health condition, or otherwise identifies as disabled. In addition, we strive to ensure that our community’s great diversity is reflected both on our Board and in our work. We seek improved leadership representation in the following areas: (a) disability type/health condition, including whether acquired at birth or later in life, (b) type of AAC supports used, (c) race and ethnicity, (d) gender and sexual identity or expression, (e) age, (f) geographic location, (g) professional experience and skills, and (h) life experience and perspective.

The Albino Foundation


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The Albino Foundation Suite 22A, O’ neal Centre, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi District, Abuja.

Established in 2006, the Albino Foundation (TAF) is principally an organisation established for persons with albinism and other vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities. The foundation is an independent non-governmental organization registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission. TAF is a special focus organization advocating for the recognition and respect of the rights and socio-economic inclusion of people living with albinism. The Foundation works to create awareness of the social challenges that Persons with albinism face in Nigeria and the world, by working with governments, development institutions in Programme areas that improve the health, education and social wellbeing of persons with albinism in Nigeria; as well as assist and empower them to find their rightful place in society. The Foundation now bears national spread cut across the 36 states of the federation and FCT-Abuja. The foundation equally partners with some disability organisations and institutions in Nigeria to ensure that persons with albinism and other vulnerable groups are socially and economically empowered.

National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disablities (Divyangjan)


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(Under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India),
116, Rajpur Road, Dehradun – 248001

The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disablities (Divyangjan), is a premier Institute in the field of visual disability working under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. The Institute is committed to promote rights and dignity of persons with visual impairments. In order to achieve this laudable objective, the Institute produces trained manpower for providing quality education, vocational training and rehabilitation services to the visually impaired persons. It also undertakes research and developmental activities ensuring emergence of disability inclusive policies, programmes and practices. Its R&D activities have contributed a number of useful tools and enabling technologies for equal participation by the visually impaired persons in different walks of life. The Institute is largest producer and distributor of Braille literature and devices in the country including talking books.

Center for Disability Rights (CDR)


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497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
TEL (585) 546-7510
TTY (585) 546-7512
FAX (585) 546-5643

The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR) is a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities. Incorporated as an all volunteer organization in 1990, CDR began providing services and grew throughout the 1990s. CDR became an independent organization on September 1, 1998.

Since 1998, CDR has been recognized as an Independent Living Center by the National Council on Independent Living, making CDR part of a national network of Independent Living Centers that provide non-residential and non-medical services. CDR uses a peer model where people with disabilities show other people with disabilities how to live independently and advocate for themselves. The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. continues to be a unique fusion of advocacy and supportive services.

The Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)

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22 rue Rothschild
1202 Geneva

A joint Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE).  The centre is an internationally recognised  academic centre for humanitarian action. We have been contributing for the past twenty years to the development of critical thinking and analysis to increase the quality of the humanitarian response, both through education and research. 

African Arguments

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African Arguments is a pan-African platform for news, investigation and opinion. We seek to analyse issues facing the continent, investigate the stories that matter, and amplify a diversity of voices.

While big news organisations break the news, African Arguments breaks down the news. We do this through our extensive network of journalists, researchers and commentators. We examine the major events making the headlines – adding much-needed nuance, complexity and context – while at the same time shining a light on under-covered issues some would rather were kept in the dark. We cover topics related to politics, economics, gender, the environment, culture, social affairs and much more.

African Arguments also provides a crucial and unique platform for predominantly African writers to reach a predominantly African, and international, audience. Of the 200+ articles we published in 2019, over two-thirds were by African authors. The majority of our readers meanwhile are of African descent, whether living on the continent or in the diaspora.

African Arguments also runs two sister projects:

– The Africa Insiders Newsletter, a Pay What You Want newsletter for Africa Insiders

– Debating Ideas, offering more academic discussions around the African Arguments book series

African Arguments is an editorially-independent platform brought to you by the Royal African Society (RAS). It was co-founded with The World Peace Foundation and International Africa Institute. We are supported by the Open Society Foundation, Miles Morland Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation. We have previously received grants from: Open Society Initiative (Site overheads 2011 – 2014); Humanity United (Making Sense of the Sudans 2014 – 15); United States Institute of Peace (Nigeria Forum 2014 – 15); Expertise on Central Africa (Central Africa Forum 2015).

Evidence Aid


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Evidence Aid, 58 Blandy Avenue, Southmoor, Abingdon OX13 5DB, United Kingdom.

Using Evidence, Saving Lives

Humanitarian emergencies affect tens of millions of people every year, destroying lives and livelihoods. In the aftermath of a crisis, it is vital that those involved in delivering aid have access to the best available evidence to guide their actions. The right evidence, in the right form, in the right hands can save lives.

When an emergency strikes, aid agencies work hard to ensure that they deliver the best possible interventions. But it is often difficult to keep on top of the latest development in research and evaluation. Not all research is readily accessible (or even published). Research is not always carried out to a consistent standard and the recommendations for practitioners are not always clear.

Working both prior to and during emergencies, Evidence Aid works to ensure that humanitarian actors have access to the very latest evidence, presented in clear, simple formats, so that they can design and deliver the interventions that will be most likely to save lives and livelihoods.


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