UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.UNCTAD
- functions as a forum for intergovernmental deliberations.
- undertakes research, policy analysis and data collection.
- provides technical assistance tailored to the specific requirements of developing countries. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Development Gateway Foundation is an enabler of development. They help improve people's lives in developing countries by building partnerships and information systems that provide access to knowledge for development.
They exploit powerful and affordable information and communication technologies (ICT) that were previously unavailable to:
- Increase knowledge sharing;
- Enable aid effectiveness;
- Improve public sector transparency; and
- Build local capacity to empower communities.
The Development Gateway is an independent not-for-profit organization. It was conceived by World Bank President James Wolfensohn and initially developed in the World Bank. ... [according to site editors' information]
You will find many resources on this site, classed by topic and by region, among others, there are many links to full text documents published by different research centres and institutions working in this field.
EADI's objectives are: to generate and stimulate exchange of information between European scientists and researchers concerned with development issues; to promote interdisciplinary studies on specific themes; to develop contacts with researchers from other regions of the world.
Information about EADI is available in English, French, Spanish and German language.
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ODI is Britain's independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. The mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. The ODI does this by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a global network of research and policy institutes working together to address the problems of national and regional development. In their "Knowledge Base" you can find more than 16,900 research papers, more than 4,600 organisations and more than 11,000 researchers working in the field of development.
- Supports multidisciplinary research in social sciences
- Promotes the generation of local knowledge in developing and transition countries
- Produces policy relevant knowledge on a global scale
- Builds research capacity to advance development and alleviate poverty
- Facilitates knowledge sharing among researchers and policymakers
- Disseminates development knowledge to the public and policymakers
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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:
1. Submit USAID Documentation (USAID Contractors/Grantees)
2. Search the DEC Database
Documents in the DEC are available for download - FREE!
3. Share your experience on the DEC
Rate, tag, comment on documents and blogs, e-mail documents, participate in forums, etc.
4. Free Subscription to DEC Express
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The extensive holdings of the British Library for Development Studies have been built up since 1966 and constitute Europe's most comprehensive research collection on development issues. Subjects include economics, education, environment, gender, health, politics, rural development, social development, and trade. ... [According to the site editor's 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]
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]
Oxfam International is a confederation of 14 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. With many of the causes of poverty global in nature, the 14 affiliate members of Oxfam International believe they can achieve greater impact through their collective efforts. ... [according to site editor's information]