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The IPS Core Group

The IPS Core Group was established in the 1980s to provide IPS with both guidance and orientation from the donor community with regard to its global mission in the field of communication and development , and to ensure continued financial sustainability.

A chair of the IPS Core Group is elected on a rotating basis. In 2009 the Brazilian General Secretariat of the Presidency took the chair.

Current invited members and observers include:

    Belgium – Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Flemish Agency for International Cooperation (VAIS)
    Brazil – General Secretariat of the Presidency
    Canada – Canadian International Development Agency
    Finland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for International Cooperation
    Germany - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (FES)
    India – Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    Ireland – Irish Aid
    Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Direzione Generale Cooperazione Sviluppo (DGCS)
    Japan – JICA, Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
    The Netherlands – Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Oxfam-Novib
    Norway – Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
    South Africa – Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
    Spain – AECI, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación
    Qatar – Foreign Information Agency
    United Kingdom – Department for International Development
    Uruguay – the Government of Uruguay
    United Arab Emirates – Emirates News Agency (WAM)
    United Nations – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    International Organisations – The World Bank, The Group of 77

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