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Root Capital Ranked #12 on List of Top 100 NGOs in the World

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Cambridge, MA, February 1, 2013 – Root Capital was named one of the Top 100 Best NGOs for a second consecutive year by The Global Journal, a Geneva and New York-based publication that covers the issues and players shaping global governance. This year Root Capital moved from 36th to 12th place on the list, which ranks organizations based on their impact, innovation and focus on sustainability.

“We are pleased and honored to be included on this list with so many well-known and respected organizations in the vibrant nonprofit sector,” says Willy Foote, founder and CEO of Root Capital.  “As an NGO committed to growing rural prosperity in developing countries, Root Capital has invested in more than 400 agricultural businesses, improving livelihoods for more than 500,000 farm families over the past decade. Our ultimate goal is to scale our own impact while catalyzing a financial market to serve the 450 million farmers living on less than $2 a day.”

In its second “Top 100 Best NGOs” list, The Global Journal recognizes the significant role of NGOs as influential agents of change on a global scale, increasingly at the  forefront of developments shaping the lives of millions of people around the world.  The Journal ranked 450 NGOs headquartered in 27 different countries.

Further details regarding the “Top 100 Best NGOs” is available on The Global Journal website at theglobaljournal.net.

1. BRAC
2. Wikimedia Foundation
3. Acumen Fund
4. Danish Refugee Council
5. Partners in Health
6. Ceres
7. CARE International
8. Médecins Sans Frontières
9. Cure Violence
10. Mercy Corps
11. APOPO
13. Handicap International
14. International Rescue Committee
15. Barefoot College
16. Landesa
17. Ashoka
18. One Acre Fund
19. Clinton Health Access Initiative
20. Heifer International
21. Human Rights Watch
22. Rare
23. Digital Divide Data
24. Akshaya Patra Foundation
25. Gram Vikas
26. Room to Read
27. Amnesty International
28. AMREF
29. Pratham
30. iDE
31. Riders for Health
32. MERLIN
33. Fonkoze
34. Helen Keller International
35. Water for People
36. Aflatoun
37. FrontlineSMS
38. Marie Stopes International
39. International Planned Parenthood Federation
40. Save the Children International
41. PLAN International
42. Tostan
43. Fred Hollows Foundation
44. Transparency International
45. Saude Crianca
46. Escuela Nueva
47. Open Society Foundations
48. Operation ASHA
49. International Medical Corps
50. GAIN
51. search for common ground
52. WITNESS
53. Friends of the Earth Middle East
54. CAMBIA
55. Common Ground
56. Viva Rio
57. International Crisis Group
58. Habitat For Humanity
59. KickStart International
60. ZOA
61. Friends-International
62. Architecture for Humanity
63. Concern
64. Center for Digital Inclusion
65. American Refugee Committee
66. International Center for Transitional Justice
67. Interpeace
68. Geneva Call
69. Rainforest Alliance
70. FAWE
71. Code for America
72. Child & Youth Finance International
73. Asylum Access
74. Ycab Foundation
75. PlanetRead
76. Dhaka Ahsania Mission
77. International Commission of Jurists
78. World Vision
79. Movember Foundation
80. PlaNet Finance
81. Free the Children
82. Terre des Hommes International Federation
83. TRIAL
84. International Bridges to Justice
85. Skateistan
86. International Alert
87. Libera
88. Krousar Thmey Cambodia
89. Greenpeace
90. Global Footprint Network
91. Luz Portatil Brasil
92. INJAZ al-Arab
93. CIVICUS
94. Generations for Peace
95. Send a Cow Uganda
96. Project WET Foundation
97. Instituto da Crianca
98. Diplo Foundation
99. Born Free Foundation
100. Akilah Institute for Women
Friday, February 1, 2013