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Contracting Companies Form New Coalition

More than 50 contracting companies have formed a coalition, hoping to earn more work visibility with various government agencies as well as nongovernmental organizations. The Coalition of International Development Companies will have a specific focus on raising awareness regarding their business impact overseas and private sector involvement in global solutions, Washington Technology reports.

Many of the companies involved, including CH2M Hill and Chemonics International, are also members of other coalitions, and all 50 earned a ranking in Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100. They say the goal of the coalition is to create heightened awareness regarding the accomplishments of the private sector in the field of social policy.

“Members of the coalition are eager to work with partners in the federal government and the NGO community to ensure that U.S. development assistance continues to effectively target the neediest recipients and support U.S. policies,” the coalition said in a statement yesterday.

Coalition exec committee chairman Charito Kruvant said the group wants to be directly involved with State Department policy decisions, a goal the group hopes can be accomplished by increasing visibility surrounding its work.

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