The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, established by Pope Francis in 2017, promotes integral human development in the light of the Gospel and in the tradition of the Church’s social teachings. It expresses the Holy See’s concern for issues of justice and peace, including those related to migration, health, charitable works, the care of creation, and for suffering people, including the needy, the sick and the excluded. It pays special attention to those who are victims of armed conflicts, natural disasters, and of contemporary forms of slavery. Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace from 2009 to 2016, was appointed by Pope Francis as Prefect of the Dicastery since its creation.
CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in need in more than 110 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. Our programs touch 130 million lives with innovative solutions and responses to poverty.
Caritas Internationalis is guided by mercy in its work to give people living on the peripheries the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Caritas Internationalis is the official humanitarian agency of the universal Catholic Church and a confederation of 165 national organizations. Members of the Caritas confederation respond to emergencies and strive for a better world where there is social and economic justice, where there is peace and where our natural world is protected. They make sure the voices of the poor and marginalized are heard through their campaigns and advocacy.
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. Omidyar Network has committed more than $1 billion to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including Digital Identity, Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.