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]
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]
IERPE is a not-for-profit educational institution conducting empirical research, providing policy recommendations and training the next generation of scholars. Its ultimate goal is to foster sustainable development in Africa through improved provision of public services. [according to site editor's information]
The South Centre is an intergovernmental organization of developing countries established by an Intergovernmental Agreement which came into force on 31 July 1995 with its headquarters in Geneva. The South Centre is intended to meet the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as to provide intellectual and policy support required by developing countries for collective and individual action, particularly in the international arena. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Center for Global Development is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center's work is the policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries. The Center's research assesses the impact on poor people of globalization and of the policies of industrialized countries, developing countries and multilateral institutions.
The site provides access to CGD's publications (working papers, briefs, reports, MCA Monitor Analysis, some datasets...). ... [According to the site editor's information]
The International Development Research Centre is a public corporation to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face. [according to site editors' information]
"The Academy is an interdisciplinary research institute dealing with social, political and economic issues in a comparative framework. The Academy conducts research on strategies of planning and socio-economic development, international relations, national movements and cultural relations. It investigates and documents case studies of economic, social, cultural and political changes and studies institutional structures set up for planning and development." Africa is not a focus, but some research is done (e.g. on the relationships between India, China and Africa), especially by Prof. Jamal M. Moosa who was the vice president of the African Studies Association of India in 2007-2008. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The Ushaidi Platform can be used for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping of a specific topic. It was created as a tool for documenting the post-electoral violent events in Kenya 2008. Meanwhile, a number of other initiatives in Africa use this platform. For a list of projects see table of contents (as at April 2011). Ushaidi Blog was awarded best of the blogs by Deutsche Welle in 2010. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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 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]