Amid its rich cultural milieu, Paris has seen the rise of many of today’s revered organizations doing aid work. A few have even spawned federations with numerous national chapters in major global regions.
These groups – ranging from donor agencies to advocacy groups and consultancies – are strewn across the city. Agence Française de Développement, the bilateral aid agency, is located in the east, for instance, while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is in the west, Sofreco is in the northern outskirts, and UNESCO is in the central part of the French capital. Some consultancies are even based in the suburbs.