The HSRC is South Africa's statutory research agency. It conducts research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development. It supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa. The HSRC aligns its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery. ... [according to 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]
UNDP links global and national efforts to achieve the Millennium goals and helps host countries to find solutions to global and national development challenges. Main areas of activity are:
- Democratic governance
- Poverty reduction
- Crisis prevention and recovery
- Environment and energy
Through the Resident Co-ordinator System UNDP plays a significant co-ordination role for the UN's activities in the field of development. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Economy of Ghana Network (EGN) is a civil society organization embracing all persons with adequate training and interest in discussing issues relevant to the proper management of the economy of Ghana and to the country's socio-economic development. The network provides a platform for disseminating research findings and discussing their policy relevance. It seeks to make easily accessible to a wider audience the findings of all the research being carried out on the socio-economic development Ghana from the different parts of the globe. The network also seeks to engage all interested persons in policy debates and will provide additional material to public agencies to assist in enriching national policy making. It seeks to protect its independence from known political interest groups and therefore dies not align itself with such groups even as it discusses issues of political interest.
The Economy of Ghana Network is generally E-based. It uses this interactive website as the main platform for discussion among members. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
TAKNET is a joint initiative by the United Nations through its Joint Program on Capacity Development for Development Management under one UN initiative, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Economic and Social Research Foundation. The network is established to promote sharing knowledge and information on various aspects of social and economic development and stimulate discussions by informed individuals on current development issues.
TAKNET organizes thematic and topical discussions focusing on issues of national interest. These discussions by informed and experts result in valuable consensus building on policy and issues of concern to Tanzanian society. Summary of discussions covering the outcome of a particular topic are produced by moderators with policy recommendations and statements of best practice, which are shared with the policy makers and the public in general. ... [according to site editor's information]
OSSREA is a regional research and capacity-building organization which has national chapters and liaison offices in 21 countries in the region. One of OSSREA's objectives is to facilitate dialogue, cooperation and collaboration between researchers, other scholars and policy-makers in Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical national development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.
CDE's research reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The IEA is a civic forum that seeks to promote pluralism of ideas through open, active and informed debate on public policy issues. The IEA is independent of political parties, pressure groups, lobbies and any other partisan interests. Its mission is to facilitate the review of policy and public affairs by Kenyans in order to inform decision making processes. ... [according to site editor's information]
EDI Ltd is a research and consultancy company providing clients from the Public, Private and Civil Society sectors with expert knowledge, skills and tools to improve their effectiveness and promote economic development in developing countries. The research department undertakes studies on behalf of organisations such as the World Bank, OECD, international research institutes and universities. The Consultancy department undertakes assignments on behalf of private, public and civil society sector institutions.
A number of papers and reports is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
Le CEPAS été créé pour assurer le lien entre l'Etude et l'Action sociale :
* pour dégager, à partir d'une connaissance approfondie des réalités politiques, économiques, sociales et culturelles du Congo, les éléments d'une doctrine de promotion de la justice et du développement inspirée par l'Evangile.
* pour contribuer à l'effort d'étude économique et sociale au Congo, par l'analyse de la société, de ses structures et des conditions d'un véritable développement.
Le Centre publie la revue Congo-Afrique. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site; rédaction ilissAfrica]