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EYElliance

New York, NY | http://www.eyelliance.org
Joined in April 2017

About Us

EYElliance is a multi-sector coalition that drives the global strategy to close the gap in access to eyeglasses. With an affected population of over 2 billion, poor vision that can be corrected with a pair of glasses is according, to our New York Times article, “the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of.” EYElliance represents the next generation of systems change agents: practitioners whose experience working to grow and scale service delivery organizations has informed our decision to opt for a new set of tactics to solve the problem in its entirety. Doing so will result in over $227 billion restored to the global economy annually due to increased productivity in the working poor and it will also raise GDP by 0.2% from improved educational outcomes in. 

We are in active dialogue and collaborating with the WHO, World Bank, the World Economic Forum, USAID, the Global Partnership for Education, the International Finance Corporation, DFC, and funded by the Skoll Foundation, the UBS Optimus Foundation, and the Aspen Institute. EYElliance’s work has recently been recognized in FSG’s “Seizing Opportunity” report, Bridgespan’s article, “How Philanthropy Can Support Systems-Change Leaders” and a series entitled, “Unpacking EYElliance's Role as a Systems Orchestrator” released by the Skoll Foundation.

Our core strategic areas include demonstrating the viability of global scaling strategies through our Evidence Labs in Latin America and Liberia –as well as lowering the risk for new actors to adopt those. Our work is supported by, and done in concert with, the global development community including former heads of state, Ministers of Health and Education, the private sector, and development finance institutions.

EYElliance is a multi-sector coalition that drives the global strategy to close the gap in access to eyeglasses. With an affected population of over 2 billion, poor vision that can be corrected with a pair of glasses is according, to our New…

Issue Areas Include

  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health & Medicine

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