Top global development groups in Russia: A primer

The Moscow Kremlin at night. Photo by: moaksey / CC BY-NC-SA

Until the last couple of years, Russia was a recipient of aid and had a limited role in international development. The same can be said of its nongovernmental organizations and private companies, with most involved in economic development efforts within the country.

We did however find a few organizations that have been engaged in humanitarian relief and donor-funded projects, though mainly in limited capacities. As Russia moves with plans to create its own aid agency, these groups may become more active in the international development sphere.

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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.