Top global development employers in Paris: A primer

A view of Paris from the balcony of the UNESCO headquarters. Photo by: Larry Johnson / CC BY

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.

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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.