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December 16, 2013
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December 16, 2013
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A lean and well-run NGO with very dedicated staff. Good focus on sustainability and better known abroad than in the US. Despite being around for decades, they manage innovate and stay focused on their development goals and commitment to education as the most effective way to reduce poverty and impact lasting change.

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increase information about the impact of their work in general/over the years and not just by specific projects.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

December 17, 2012
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Review from Guidestar
December 17, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

I'd like to understand better the relationship between the organization, World Education, Inc. (WSI), and the consultant John Snow, Inc., (JSI) which happens to be solely owned by the nonprofit's president and is its highest-paid independent contractor with $1,332,620 spent by WEI on JSI's services in fiscal year 2011. (Payments from WEI to JSI exceeded $1 million in each of the last three reporting years, with no other independent contractors listed on the forms as receiving more than $100,000 in each of these years.) The Form 990 filings clearly state that JSI's services include providing the organization with its president and other staff who are compensated buy the contractor JSI, and not by the organization, WEI. As a result not anywhere on the IRS forms do we see the see compensation levels for the charitable organization's president, and perhaps also those of other staff provided by JSI. For the last year reported to the IRS, the WEI payment to JSI represented nearly 4% of its total annual expenses.

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2012

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