Center of Excellence for International Corporate Volunteerism

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Center of Excellence for International Corporate Volunteerism

The CEICV enables companies to start and expand International Corporate Volunteer (ICV) programs and direct skills-based employee resources to USAID-beneficiary organizations, including social enterprises, NGOs, educational institutions, and government agencies in emerging markets.

In addition to linking ICV programs to a broader international development strategy, the CEICV will facilitate a more standardized methodology for tracking the development impact of these programs and will provide a resource for companies to share best practices with regards to ICV program design, delivery, and measurement.

The CEICV has four primary goals:

  • To enable companies of all sizes to start and expand ICV programs in emerging markets
  • To enhance USAID’s sustainable development efforts by leveraging the skills and expertise of corporate “citizen-diplomats” to provide services to NGOs, social enterprises, and educational institutions
  • To track development impact and best practices for ICV programs worldwide
  • To act as a hub for public-private partnership and engagement between companies, USAID, and emerging market partners

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Partnering to Harness the Potential of International Corporate Volunteerism
Christopher Jurgens is the Global Partnerships Division Director in USAID’s Office of Innovation and Development Alliances. All too often, service and volunteerism are viewed as well-intentioned efforts with limited impact. However, international corporate volunteerism (ICV) programs have significant untapped potential within the development space—potential to both contribute...
Apr 18, 2012 2:30 PM ET