Development studies and information
North based NGOs and development companies
National Agencies
International and Regional Organisations
United Nations

Development studies and information

British Library for Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK
Library information, how to get hold of the library's information.

BOSTID Reports
BOSTID reports are written for readers in developing countries who are affiliated with government, educational, or research institutions and for readers elsewhere who have a professional interest in social and economic development.

Cass (Frank) - Development Studies Journals
Company publishing primarily in the fields of history, politics, international relations, military studies, area studies, development studies and economics .

Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development, CIKARD
Preserving and using the local knowledge of farmers and other rural people around the globe.

Centre for the Study of African Economies
The research programme of the Centre has both macroeconomic and microeconomic components. On the macroeconomic side, the Centre is currently focusing on issues of key transitions in Africa: these include the transition from African socialism to liberalised trade and exchange rate regimes in Zambia and many other states; from war to peace in countries such as Ethiopia and Uganda; and from apartheid to majority rule in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

A gateway where Information on European cooperation with developing countries can easily be disseminated and found, a multi-lingual information resource and forum for discussion on
international cooperation between, on the one side, the EU and its 15
member states and, on the other, developing countries.

Fafchamps, Marcel
Personal homepage with several papers on the behavior of individual households faced with imperfect or missing markets and on lobbying for trade protection and agricultural technology, and ndividual behavior under risk on the one hand; and law and economics in developing countries on the other.

Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK
Multi-disciplinary group within the University of Manchester specialising in training, consultancy and research in management and development in less developed countries.

Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA)
The Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA) is a resource and forum of African experts in the management of environment and natural ressources.

North based NGOs and development companies

Africa Fund
Founded in 1966 by the American Committee on Africa, the Africa Fund works for a positive U.S. policy towards Africa and supports human rights, democracy and development.

Academy for Educational Development
The Academy for Educational Development (AED), founded in 1961, is an independent, nonprofit service organisation committed to addressing human development needs in the United States and throughout the world.

Actionaid UK)
Focuses on long-term development, tackling the root causes of poverty. Working directly with communities to help them improve the quality of their lives.

British Council
The British Council promotes educational, cultural and technical co-operation between Britain and other countries. The Council's work is designed to establish long-term and worldwide partnerships and to improve international understanding.

CARE is one of the world's largest international development and relief organisations. In 1996, CARE delivered USD 333 million in aid.

Carter Center
The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982. The Center is dedicated to fighting disease, hunger, poverty, conflict, and oppression

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) US
Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and disadvantaged outside the country. Active in over 80 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America

Chemonics International provides technical and management services that promote sustainable growth and higher living standards around the world. Founded in 1975 under its current president, Chemonics is one of the largest U.S. consulting firms providing expertise in developing and emerging-market countries.

Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) US
The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is a women-focused nonprofit international organisation founded in 1975. CEDPA's mission is to empower women at all levels of society to be full partners in development.

The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CG)
The Consultative Group (CG) consists of international donor agencies, foundations and NGO's dedicated to improving the conditions of children in the world.

Education Development Center (US)
With more than 400 employees at work on 250 projects around the globe, EDC is one of the world's leading nonprofit education organisations. Conduct research and develop programs in a wide range of areas, including early child development, K-12 education, health promotion, workforce preparation, learning technologies and institutional reform.

Hunger Project (US)
"Each year, 13-18 million of our fellow human beings die needlessly because of chronic, persistent hunger. The Hunger Project is committed to solving this problem on a permanent basis".

InterAction - American Council for Voluntary International Action
A coalition of more than 150 US-based non-profit organisations.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The International Federation, founded in 1919, has a presence in almost every country in the world today through its national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries.

INTERWATER aims to help you find sources of information about water and sanitation in developing countries. It is maintained by a group of partner institutions in the water and sanitation sector under the auspices of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada)
IISD's mission is to promote sustainable development in decision making internationally and within Canada

Institute of International Education (US)
Believes that the means for creating a better world community is investing in people through international education.

Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)
One of Norway's largest non-governmental organisations, founded in 1939 by the Norwegian labour movement. NPA is involved in more than 200 projects in 30 countries

Overseas Development Network
American students working together for grassroots development throughout the world.

Oxfam (UK & Ireland)
Oxfam is a development and relief agency working to put an end to poverty world-wide. Oxfam believes that poverty is not inevitable: it can be tackled, and must be ended. In partnership with local groups, Oxfam works with poor people to help them help themselves.

Operation Crossroads Africa
"In 1957, the Rev. James H. Robinson put into action his belief that 'the darkest thing about Africa is America's ignorance of it' and founded Operation Crossroads Africa. Called the 'progenitor of the Peace Corps' by President John F. Kennedy, this organization has in the last 39 summers sent over 10,000 persons to 35 African and 12 Caribbean countries to lend sweat and muscle and build friendship".

Organisations (mostly US) participating in the ReliefNet project.

SatelLife is an international not-for-profit organisation employing satellite, telephone and radio networking technology to serve the health communication and information needs of countries in the developing world.

SOLIDAR is an association of independent development and social welfare
agencies based in Europe who are linked to the labour and democratic socialist

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), UK
A charity that sends aid to developing countries - not in the form of money, food, clothing or equipment, but in the form of expert volunteers.

National Agencies

Australian Agency for International Development

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Danish International Development Assistance (Danida)
Danida is the Danish national aid agency, part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) (Germany)

Department for International Development Cooperation (Finland)

Department for International Development
The British government department responsible for all aspects of international development policy.

Icelandic International Development Agency

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Canada)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
JICA's activities take the form of dispatching experts and Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers to developing countries and accepting participants from them for technical training in Japan. Includes the homepage of The Institute for International Cooperation (IFIC).

Lux-Development (Luxembourg)
LUX-DEVELOPMENT is the development co-operation agent for almost all the bilateral projects financed by the government of Luxembourg, and for Luxembourg's emergency relief work.

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
The Norwegian national aid agency, part of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norwegian Emergency Preparedness System (NOREPS)
The Norwegian Emergency Preparedness System (NOREPS) is a contribution to the efforts of the United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to reach disaster areas without delay and provide them with the right kind of personnel and relief supplies.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Responsible for bilateral programmes of Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Independent government agency that provides economic development and humanitarian assistance to advance U.S. economic and political interests overseas. Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.

  • US Peace Corps
    Providing qualified volunteers to interested countries in need of trained manpower.

International and Regional Organisations

APC Secretariat
The ACP Secretariat represents 71 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries that have signed the Lomé Convention with the EU. It supports the ACP institutions and provides administrative and technical assistance to the negotiating processes.

The African Capacity Building (ACBF)
Established in 1991 through a collaborative effort between the donor community and African governments. The objective of the Foundation is to build and strengthen sustainable indigenous capacity in policy analysis and development managment throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Organisation of African Unity. Research Planning and Population Division

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paris-based intergovernmental organisation whose purpose is to provide its 29 Member countries with a forum in which governments can compare their experiences, discuss the problems they share and seek solutions which can then be applied within their own national contexts.

WORLDAID'98 The Global Expo and Conference on Emergency Relief

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