Largest global development employers in New York City: A primer

The United Nations building in New York. Photo by: Andrew Fecheyr / CC BY

See an updated version of Top global development employers in New York City as of 2017 here.

New York is more than a high-energy business center and cultural melting pot. It’s also a major hub for the international development community, thanks in large part to the United Nations and a host of philanthropies that have taken root on the island of Manhattan.

Each September, world leaders, advocates and social entrepreneurs descend on the city for a series of high-level meetings anchored by the U.N. General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative. At these gatherings as well as dozens of side events, networking receptions and cocktail hours, funding pledges are being unveiled, partnership deals struck and campaigns hashed out.

But the city that never sleeps doesn’t let up the rest of the year, and neither does its resident development community. Here’s a list of some of the most prominent institutions engaged in international cooperation:

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.