April 2011

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Selected as a Devex Top 40 Innovator

April 19, 2011

Contacts: Pauline Zalkin, Devex: 202-709-6494
Stephanie Bowen, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, 202-448-8466

The Most Innovative International Development Organizations Named

April 19, 2011, Washington, D.C. — The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was selected as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator based on a poll of thousands of Devex members, who collectively comprise one of the largest networks of global aid and international development professionals.

Devex announced the Top 40 Development Innovators on April 18 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/devex. Many of the top 40 innovators also participated in a Q&A on innovation, designed to spur a broader dialogue in the development community (see Facebook for links to specific Q&As).

"Solving the big global challenges we face – from climate change to poverty – will require innovation,” Devex President Raj Kumar said. “We are proud to honor these 40 organizations that are leveraging innovative techniques and approaches to solve complex problems.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Devex as a top innovator in our field,” says Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. “Eliminating pediatric AIDS worldwide is clearly possible, but it will only be accomplished through innovative solutions that will help ensure that every mother has the medicines and health care she and her baby need. We are proud to receive this award and to be among so many other international development leaders.”

The Devex Top 40 Development Innovators include four types of international development organizations: donor agencies & foundations, development consulting companies, implementing NGOs, and advocacy groups. The selection is based on a survey Devex emailed to more than 100,000 aid workers and international development professionals.

All honorees will be recognized at a reception at the House of Sweden in Washington, DC on April 21st with Chris Thomas, Chief Strategist at Intel and Sonal Shah, White House Director of Social Innovation as featured speakers.

The Devex Top 40 Development Innovators (alphabetical by category)

Implementing NGOs

  • BRAC
  • CARE
  • Conservation International
  • Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Management Sciences for Health
  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Oxfam International
  • Partners in Health
  • Plan International
  • PSI
  • Save the Children
  • World Wildlife Fund


  • Amnesty International
  • Greenpeace
  • Human Rights Watch
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • Transparency International

Donor Agencies & Foundations

  • Aga Khan Development Network
  • Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID)
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • William J. Clinton Foundation
  • U.K. Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
  • Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
  • Open Society Institute
  • TheGlobal Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria


  • Abt Associates
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Deloitte
  • DAI
  • DHV Group
  • ECORYS Research & Consulting
  • GFA Consulting Group
  • GOPA Consultants
  • Sweco Group

Find out more about what makes each of the organizations an innovator, please visit www.facebook.com/devex.


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About The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation:
The Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, and has reached more than 11.6 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It works at more than 5,400 sites in 17 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities in order to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.