IIED is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. The IIED works to address global issues such as mining, the paper industry and food systems.
IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people's livelihoods.
IIED focuses on five big issues: Climate Change, Governance, Human Settlements, Natural Resources and Sustainable Markets. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded, international development documentation.
You are able to download USAID documents from our DEC database that contains records for over 168,600 USAID technical and program documents with over 155,500 available for electronic download. The DEC offers four major online services:
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The Microfinance Gateway is the most comprehensive online resource for the global microfinance community. It includes research and publications, discussion groups, featured articles, organization and consultant profiles, and the latest news, events, and job opportunities in microfinance. The Gateway features over 7,000 online documents, over 1000 listings of microfinance focused organizations and over 400 consultant profiles. ... [According to the site editor's information]
The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the world's poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing interest-free credits and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities and improve people's living conditions. ... [according to site editors' information]
CMI is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. They generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income countries and their citizens. The geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. ... [according to site editor's information]
International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes.
It acts as a catalyst for democracy building by providing knowledge resources, expertise and a platform for debate on democracy issues. It works together with policy makers, donor governments, UN organizations and agencies, regional organizations and others engaged in democracy building.
* Knowledge resources, in the form of expert networks, databases, handbooks and websites;
* Policy proposals to provoke debate and action on democracy;
* Assistance with democratic reform in response to specific national requests.
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Research papers, some in French, are downloadable....
The GEF helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
GEF is an independent financial organization that provides grants to developing countries for projects that benefit the global environment and promote sustainable livelihoods in local communities.
GEF projects address six complex global environmental issues:
* Climate Change
* International Waters
* Land Degradation
* The Ozone Layer
* Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) ... [according to site editor's information]
The mission of PPD, an Intergovernmental Alliance of 25 developing countries, is to assist each other and other developing countries to address successfully the sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning and HIV/AIDS, population and development challenges through South-South collaboration by raising a common voice and sharing sustainable, effective, efficient, accessible and acceptable solutions considering the diverse economic, social, political, religious and cultural characteristics of the countries. Participating countries are Bangladesh, Benin, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
EURODAD is a network of 58 NGOs from 19 European countries working on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction. The Eurodad network offers a platform for exploring issues, collecting intelligence and ideas, and undertaking collective advocacy. [according to site editor's information]
"Deine Stimme gegen Armut" ist die deutsche Plattform des "Global Call to Action Against Poverty" (GCAP), eine internationale Kampagne, die sich für ein Ende der Armut einsetzt. In Deutschland setzen sich unter dem Titel der Bundesverband entwicklungspolitischer Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NRO) in Zusammenarbeit mit Herbert Grönemeyer und befreundeten Fachleuten aus der PR- und Medienbranche öffentlich für eine Umsetzung der Millenniumsziele durch die Bundesregierung ein. ... [gemäß den Informationen des Anbieters]