Development studies and D Guide - Resources and Review

IDEX was founded to support community based development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Contains information on current projects, links to other related resources and details of internships and volunteer opportunities.
Discussion and materials on sustainable development in Nepal, including images and full text documents on the Nepali economy, social indicators, and natural resources.
IISD's mission is to promote sustainable development in decision making internationally and within Canada, by contributing new knowledge and concepts, analysing policies, identifying and disseminating information about best practices, demonstrating how to measure progress, and building partnerships to amplify these messages.
Report charting the development of the global economy in the 1999 fiscal year. Includes sections on global poverty and poverty reduction, anti
corruption efforts and initiatives to help heavily indebted poor countries.
Document charting progress toward goals set at the World Summit for Children in 1990. Describes advances made in registration of births, immunisation, and help offered to adolescents entering adulthood.
Organisation representing 46 developing countries, addressing major policy issues, government proposals, and the development of institutions and intergovernmental organisations of the South. Features a regular newsletter, and a selection of papers produced by the centre available as PDF files.
Centre supported by the Canadian government which aims to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.
UNICEF document, which ranks the nations of the world in terms of their achievements in child health, nutrition, education, family planning and progress for women.
Searchable library catalogue and journal articles database, containing records of over 120,000 documents such as serial titles, monographs and selected journal articles.
A forum encouraging dialogue and knowledge
sharing, among international development community members, on issues facing the development community and the world's poor. Includes an ongoing series of development dialogues, Speaker's Corner where members of the development community speak their mind, case studies, and terms and conditions for participating in forum dialogues.
An independent, non
profit research organisation supporting ecological sustainability in arid and semi-arid lands worldwide.
A European Commission programme for the development of Eastern and Central Europe. Site contains information about PHARE and its projects, offers access to PHARE newsletters and other documents, and gives access to other information about the EUs political and commercial relationship with Central Europe.
Guide designed to advertise the range of development studies courses and the overall training capability of each member institution, with broad background information on emphasis, approach, operational areas and facilities. The list of academic staff given with each entry is designed to show both academic involvement and geographical experience.
Collection of resources and information on rural development from around the world for those involved in rural development in the UK. Includes details of development initiatives, news and events, and information on rural economies.
Index to both paper and online resources about organisations, directories, databases, glossaries, thesauri, bibliographies and literature reviews, concerned with water and sanitation in developing countries.
Extensive reference work containing recent basic information about every country in the world, including details of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. Geographical information includes area, population, flag, maps, high and low points, co
ordinates, boundary length, border countries, climate, land use and natural resources.
Includes UNICEF news and information, information on the organisation's activities worldwide, child rights information and a link to 'The Progress of Nations' report, ranking countries according to their achievements in child health, nutrition, education, family planning and progress for women.
Full text of articles from The World Bank Research Observer and The World Bank Economic Review, covering matters such as new World Bank research, and development economics and policies. In addition to being searchable by article and issue, journals can be searched by author and keyword.
Outlines a series of developmental goals aiming to reduce global poverty, addressing issues such as education, gender equality, mortality, reproductive health, and the environment, together with corresponding performance indicators. Report is available in English, French, and Spanish, and is offered as either an HTML or a PDF file.
The British Council helps to share British expertise and talent throughout the world. Includes information on the arts, development and training, education, literature, publishing, and science. Also covers business partnerships, international seminars, and good government.
Conducts research on developmental issues, mainly focusing on Bangladesh. Offers information on the divisions, staff, and research themes within the institute, provides details of recent publications, and outlines support services provided to researchers.
A non
profit, charitable, educational and community organisation founded by Dr. K.V. Rao to serve the Asian Indian Community around the world and to help developmental projects in India.
Report outlining the agency's plans for the next year. Goals relate to economic growth and agricultural development, democracy and governance, education and training, population and health, the environment, and political development. Includes a series of appendices and tables of statistical data and is available as a PDF file.
A news summary covering the United Nations, global affairs, and key international issues. Topics include health, environment and sustainable development, women and population, international human rights, UN Reform, and peacekeeping and security.
Details from United Nations Earth Summit conference held in New York 23
27 June 1997. Documents include Agenda 21 success stories and country profiles.
Links to Web resources useful for development studies, some development organisations, and matters environmental, agricultural, and rural.
Report to US Congressional Committees reviewing the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative. Concludes that unless there is sustained economic development the project will not have a lasting effect on relieving debt from developing countries. Discussion revolves around how this development may be achieved. Countries cited include Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Report documenting the progress and success of USAID programs throughout the world. Covers economic growth and agricultural development, democracy and governance, human capacity development, population, health and nutrition, the environment, and humanitarian assistance. Full text of the report is available as a PDF file.
World bank report arguing that major reductions in global poverty are achievable, but will require an approach which addresses the needs of the poor in terms of opportunity, empowerment, and security. The report is complemented by a collection of background documents, including an archive of discussions on the draft of the report.
News, campaigns and events, publications and information about volunteering overseas. Includes a small sample of jobs.
Gateway to selected information on development in countries of the South. Coverage includes social, economic, political and environmental issues.
Historical record of the conference and the programme of action agreed by world leaders, high ranking officials, representatives of non
governmental organisations and United Nations agencies in Cairo from 5-13 September 1994.
UNDP promotes sustainable human development. Includes information on the UNDP purpose and aims, news and announcements, details of UNDP activities, a section monitoring progress on sustainable development, general UN information, environment information, and the UN poverty clock which indicates the growth in poverty around the world.
A listing of World Bank experts available for media comment on a range of issues including economics, poverty and human development, public sector reform, and the environment. Entries are browsable by name, or by specialist topic, and biographical information is given for each expert.
Online tool for browsing and searching of text, summaries, and status of treaties and other international agreements related to global environmental change and sustainable development.
Aims to distribute information about international development issues. Includes publications and information about study groups and conferences.
Report documenting the impact of HIV / AIDS on children, the eradication of polio, prospects facing children entering the next millennium, and the burden of debt throughout the world.
Aims to provide information to researchers and professionals working for the improvement of the built environment in developing countries, and at facilitating communications among them.
Interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of water development and management in both industrialised and Third World countries. Contents focus on the practical implementation of policies for water resources development. Articles range in approach from applied geographical analysis to the examination of strategic, economic and social issues. Tables of contents provided.
Mechanism for professional information exchange in the field of humanitarian aid. Includes information on HPN objectives, membership information, abstracts of HPN publications, and online newsletters focusing on political emergencies in specific regions.
Official information from the UK Government department responsible for promoting sustainable development in poorer countries. Includes press releases, the full text of speeches and the white paper, Eliminating World Poverty: A Challenge for the 21st Century.
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