- Academy for Educational Development
is an "independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social
problems in the U.S. and throughout the world through education, social marketing,
research, training, policy analysis and innovative program design and
- Alliance of American and Russian Women, Inc
assists Russian women in developing and managing micro-enterprises, through which
they can support themselves and their families.
American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)
fosters the development of viable free democratic and independent trade unions.
- American Institute of Business and Economics
is "an independent, noncommercial business school in Moscow ... offering a full range
of business courses taught in English..."
"trains entrepreneurs, business managers and government leaders through grants
from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other
U.S. agencies and promotes the transition of the Russian Far East to democracy
and a free market economy."
Canadian Cooperative Association
For more than a quarter century CCA has assisted co-operatives of all types and
descriptions in over 40 countries through its
International Development Program.
Canada Russia Business Forum
is a non-profit organization committed to promoting bilateral business growth by helping
Canadian companies to do business in Russia.
- Center for Citizen Initiatives
currently has two business related projects--Economic Development Program and the
Productivity Enhancement Program--to aid business development in the NIS.
Center for Economic Initiatives
"helps Ukrainian and Western business enterprises locate trading and investment
partners by describing services and products which are available for export to and
- Center for International Private Enterprise
is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which works directly with foreign
business organizations, think tanks, and private sector organizations assisting them
to function as national entities supportive of free enterprise.
- Citizens Democracy Corps
helps place business volunteers with small and medium-sized enterprises in Eastern
Europe and Eurasia.
- Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs
is a "non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to stimulating international
economic growth in developing and emerging world markets."
E. F. Schumacher Society
is "an educational non-profit organization ... whose programs demonstrate that both
social and environmental sustainability can be achieved by applying the values of
human-scale communities and respect for the natural environment to economic issues."
- Financial Services Volunteer Corps
is a "private-public partnership whose mission is to help build the
sound banking and financial systems required by countries seeking to
develop transparent market-oriented economies." Since its inception in
1990, FSVC claims to have leveraged approximately $45 million in USAID
funding to provide nearly $150 million in technical assistance,
principally through the involvement of private-sector volunteer
experts. Experts from the financial, legal and regulatory communities
have taken part in over 1,100 FSVC missions to developing and
transition countries. FSVC currently operates its two largest programs
in Russia and Indonesia.
Foundation for International Professional Exchange, Inc.
facilitates the exchange of professional persons, information, equipment, and students
between the U.S. and the NIS.
- Foundation for Russian/American Economic Cooperation
The Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation (FRAEC) has ten years of
experience with businesses and government throughout Russia, with a special focus
on the Russian Far East.
International Executive Service Corps
believes itself to be "the largest not-for-profit business
development organization of its kind in the world." Its volunteers
operate in 55 countries around the world, offering assistance
described on the
IESC Programs and Services
- Junior Achievement International
was established in 1994 to develop and serve JA programs outside the
United States. It has grown into "an organization that annually serves
over 2.2 million young people in 112 countries. Programs have been
developed in 36 languages." In addition to the world headquarters
office in Atlanta, Georgia, there are regional operating centers in
Brussels, Belgium; Zlin, Czech Republic; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and
- Mennonite Economic Development Associates
has been serving the poor since 1953 "through the development of
business by providing credit, business training, marketing and
technical assistance. Our mission is to promote economic growth to the
benefit of and in partnership with poor people in Low Income
Countries. This is accomplished through a business-oriented approach
to development which results in sustainable enterprises."
USAID has been "the leading bilateral donor of
funds and technical assistance to microenterprise development programs
for the last 20 years. Since 1988, when USAID began formally tracking
its microenterprise funding, the Agency has committed over $1.5
billion to support microenterprise development. During the last twenty
years ... huge strides have been made in developing systems and
methods to effectively and sustainably deliver services to the
runs a variety of programs relating to business in the developing nations of
Eastern Europe and the NIS.
TACIS Program, launched by the EC in 1991, "provides
grant-financed technical assistance to 13 countries of Eastern Europe
and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgystan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine and Uzbekistan), and mainly aims at enhancing the transition
process in these countries." 4,226 million were committed through the
Tacis program between 1991 and 1999, an additional 3,138 million in
Tacis budget will be committed for the period 2000-2006.
Information Service for the Newly Independent States) is the U.S.
government's primary resource center for U.S. companies exploring business
opportunities in Russia and the NIS. BISNIS provides U.S. companies with the
latest market reports and tips on developments, export and investment leads, and
strategies for doing business in the region. Since opening in 1992, BISNIS
claims to have facilitated more than $3.2 billion worth of U.S. exports and
CEEMAN-L is managed by retired professor of finance Dennis
McConnell for the Central and East European Management Development Association
(CEEMAN), based in Slovenia. While the primary purpose of the list is to provide
information for CEEMAN members--much of the information is about academic
exchange programs, funding opportunities, and online tools and resources for
management students and professors--McConnell monitors so many information
resources, electronic and print, that CEEMAN-L is of interest for a much larger
audience. Archives are available at the
website. To subscribe, send a message directly to McConnell (Mac@Maine.edu),
providing name, e-mail address, postal address, institutional
affiliation, and academic/professional interests.
CERRO is an acronym for Central European Regional Research
Organization. The list is a combination of announcements and discussion on the
general topic of economic reform in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Archives of back
messages are available at ecolu-info.unige.ch/archives/.
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ELDIS, the gateway to information on development, is
hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK. The Development
Reporter carries general news and information; there are 21 subject-focused
bulletins also. Subscriptions are free and can be obtained either at the website
or by e-mailing email@example.com.
(As of late 2003, ELDIS boasted links to more than 4,500 organizations, 12,000 full-text online documents covering development and environmental
issues, and 15,000 email messages.) For those with limited access to the Web, ELDIS offers
an automated service to deliver documents by email, making use of the Bellanet
web-to-email service. For full instructions on receiving a web document as an
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