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Resources relating to fighting poverty, living with limited resources, and international development issues.
  • ACCION International
    • ACCION International is a nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need to work their way out of poverty by providing “micro” loans, business training and other financial services to poor men and women. Website in English and Spanish.
  • ACCION International (español)
    • ACCION International es una organización privada, sin fines de lucro con la misión de proveer a la gente las herramientas financieras que necesita - micropréstamos, capacitación de negocios, y otros servicios financieros - para salir de la pobreza.
  • ACCION Network
    • ACCION Network brings together the world’s leading microfinance institutions to collaboratively create, grow and lead the microfinance industry. It works to integrate microfinance insitutions into the international capital markets to harness their financial power to alleviate world poverty. Has web content in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
  • ACCION USA
    • ACCION USA empowers low-to-moderate income business owners through access to capital and financial education. An affiliate of ACCION International, it works to bring microfinance solutions to small business owners.
  • Africa Peace and Conflict Journal
    • Understanding of the fundamental causes and conditions of violence and approaches to peace in Africa with all its peculiarities can only be achieved when Africans and others engage in the critical exploration of the African realities. The interdisciplinary emphasis of APCJ seeks to encourage the building of the field, combining the disciplines of peace and conflict studies, development, and human and social security in Africa.
  • Africa Portal
    • The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The Africa Portal offers a range of features including a Digital Library and an Experts Directory. The library holds over 5000 digital documents including research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs. The entire repository is open access and available for free, full-text download.
  • Africa Renewal (Recovery)
    • Africa Renewal examines the many issues that confront the people of Africa, its leaders and its international partners: economic reform, debt, education and health, women's advancement, conflict and civil strife, democratization, aid, investment, trade, regional integration, rural development, and many other topics.
  • African Child Policy Forum
    • Works to put African children on the public agenda, and, to that end, exert pressure where the political will is absent and provide support where it exists. Conducts research on the problems confronting African children and the policy options for addressing them; works with child rights organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes.
  • African Development Bank
    • The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development. Also available in French.
  • African Journal on Disability
    • The African Journal of Disability is a scholarly research journal that provides a forum for the exploration of issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty, and practices of exclusion and marginalization through research learning and problem-based knowledge sharing across the African continent.
  • Aga Khan Foundation
    • The foundation awards grants to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field. The issues they focus on are health, education, rural development, and civil society. The geographical regions are in South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
  • Akshaya Rehabilitation Trust
    • Committed to the care of the helpless, forsaken, mentally ill, old, sick, roadside destitute living and dying on the streets of Madurai by providing healthy food, love, and opportunity to rehabilitate, thereby restoring human dignity.
  • Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
    • The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. ASPE leads special initiatives, coordinates the Department's evaluation, research and demonstration activities, and manages cross-Department planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations. Integral to this role, ASPE conducts research and evaluation studies, develops policy analyses, and estimates the cost and benefits of policy alternatives under consideration by the Department or Congress, these reports are found here.
  • Association for Rural Development and Action Research (ARDAR)
    • ARDAR works in the Northern coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, India, which are predominated by traditional fishermen, tribals and harijans. Prioritizes working children, people living with HIV/AIDS, single women, aged people, differently able people.
  • Australian Agency for International Development
    • Part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the objective of the aid program is to assist developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest.
  • CARE International
    • CARE is a leading relief and development non-governmental organization fighting global poverty. Non-political and non-sectarian, we operate each year in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, reaching almost 60 million people in poor communities.
  • Center for Financial Inclusion
    • The Center for Financial Inclusion, launched by ACCION International, is a collaborative effort to advance the commercial model of microfinance while upholding the interests and needs of poor clients worldwide.
  • Centre for Community Development (CCD)
    • CCD is a non-profit voluntary organization working in the Gajapati District of Odisha State, India, to bring qualitative change to the lives of the tribals, disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of the communities. Works in the areas of sustainable livelihood, women empowerment, child rights, good governance, community based rehabilitation for people with disabilities, and rehabilitation of people with HIV and AIDS.
  • Centre for Development and Population Activities
    • The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries. CEDPA works with women leaders, local partners, and national and international organizations to give women the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.
  • Centre for Education and Documentation
    • Uses information, education, communication, and documentation as tools for promoting a more participative society as well as alternative, sustainable, and equitable development and change. Based in India.
  • Cultural Waves Uganda
    • Works to improve the livelihood of women and girls in rural areas in Uganda through ICTs in terms of agriculture, health and education fields.
  • DENIVA
    • DENIVA is a network of indigenous voluntary associations in Uganda that work to influence poverty reduction and good governance processes and strategies through mobilising diverse experiences, knowledge and skills of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Hundreds of organizations are members. In English.
  • Earthlife Africa Jhb
    • Earthlife Africa is a non-profit organisation, founded in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1988, that seeks a better life for all people without exploiting other people or degrading their environment. We want to encourage and support individuals, businesses and industries to reduce pollution, minimise waste and protect our natural resources.
  • Education Clearing House - Nairobi
    • Collection of "Education in Nairobi" specific documents.
  • eGranary Digital Library Project
    • The eGranary Digital Library - also known as "The Internet in a Box" - provides millions of digital educational resources to institutions lacking adequate Internet access. Through a process of garnering permissions, copying Web sites, and delivering them to intranet Web servers inside partner institutions in developing countries, eGranary libraries deliver millions of multimedia documents that can be instantly accessed by patrons over their local area networks at no cost.
  • End the Cycle: Poverty and Disability
    • Provides information about the cycle of disability and poverty: disability increases the risk of poverty and the conditions of poverty increase the risk of disability. Offers lesson plans and personal stories for teaching primary school students about disability and poverty.
  • Español-Pagina Web titulada USAID del pueblo de los Estados Unidos de América-El Salvador
    • Galeria sobre los terremotos, evaluaciones y reportes
  • EuropeAid Development and Cooperation
    • EuropeAid Development and Cooperation is a European Commission department, that is responsible for designing European development policy and delivering aid throughout the world. EuropeAid delivers aid through a set of financial instruments with a focus on ensuring the quality of EU aid and its effectiveness. An active and proactive player in the development field, we promote good governance, human and economic development and tackle universal issues, such as fighting hunger and preserving natural resources.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.
  • FUNREDES
    • FUNREDES is a Non-Governmental Organization, dedicated to the dissemination of New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) in developing countries, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. The collaboration with International Organizations, NGO's, the States, Administrations, and public or private institutions, with the objective of contributing to regional development and integration.
  • Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD)
    • GFLJD provides a forum of knowledge exchange around improving the international development outcomes in the fields of law and justice and provides relevant research and practice. It connect countries, judiciaries, think-tanks, regional and international organizations, development agencies, and civil society organizations. In English.
  • Global Fund for Women
    • This group promotes women’s economic security, health, education and leadership. It is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. They advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.
  • Globalization and Health
    • Globalization and Health is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that provides an international forum for high quality original research, knowledge sharing and debate on the topic of globalization and its effects on health, both positive and negative. Globalization, namely the intensification of flows of people, goods, and services across borders, has a complex influence on health. The journal publishes material relevant to any aspect of globalization and health from a wide range of social science and health-related disciplines (e.g. economics, sociology, epidemiology, demography, psychology, politics and international relations).
  • Institute for Policy Studies
    • IPS is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. We work with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
    • The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries.
  • International Journal of Development and Sustainability
    • IJDS is a peer-reviewed open-access journal, published as the official journal of the International Society for Development and Sustainability. Subject areas include all aspects of environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability.
  • International Labour Organization
    • The ILO is a UN agency responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. In English, Spanish, and French.
  • Journal of African Economies
    • The Journal of African Economies is a vehicle to carry rigorous economic analysis, focused entirely on Africa, for Africans and anyone interested in the continent - be they consultants, policymakers, academics, traders, financiers, development agents or aid workers. Each issue of the Journal of African Economies contains applied research of the highest standard, together with a comprehensive book review section, and a listing of the current working papers from around the world.
  • Land Research Action Network
    • News, analysis and research on Land Reform and Agrarian Change around the world.
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
  • One World Action
    • One World Action works with local partners in developing countries to ensure marginalised people have a voice. Women's rights are central to all we do-- just and sustainable development is not possible if half the world is excluded.
  • OPEC Fund for International Development
    • The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. It does this by providing financing to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade.
  • Practical Action
    • Practical Action is a development organization working in the UK. They provide practical tools and resources for people in need. The tools may be simple or sophisticated – but to provide long-term, appropriate and practical answers, they must be firmly in the hands of local people: people who shape technology and control it for themselves.
  • Refugee Law Project
    • The Refugee Law Project (RLP) provides legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda and works to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
  • Results International (Australia)
    • This Australian arm of Results International engages members across Australia in grass roots advocacy efforts against global poverty.
  • Social Transitions
    • SocialTransitions.org is a knowledge-sharing resource for donors, practitioners and policy makers committed to extending the economic development gains in Europe and Eurasia to the social sector. Articles cover topics such as: domestic violence, education, gender, labor markets & workforce development, social insurance & assistance, trafficking, and vulnerable groups.
  • Sparkman Center for Global Health
    • Information about the Sparkman Center for Global Health and its activities. The mission of the Sparkman Center is to contribute to solutions of health problems in developing countries through graduate-level public health education, research, and training programs.
  • Synergos
    • Works with its partners to mobilize resources to reduce poverty and increase equity around the world. The Knowledge Resources section of their website links users to a library of documents on topics such as strengthening partnerships and collaborative relationships; how philanthropy can empower marginalized or poor communities; how philanthropists can evaluate the impact of their grants; and more. Most of its material is targeted at grant makers rather than grant seekers, but could expose organizations to the kind of issues with which funders are concerned. Most of its information is available in English; some is also available in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • The Gaia-Movement Trust Living Earth Green World Action
    • The Gaia Movement is an international network of individuals and groups that share a concern for living more sustainably on the earth. This site has many publications about irrigation, farming, and other simple technologies to help people and the environment.
  • The Rural Libraries Resources Development Project
    • This program works in partnership with rural schools and communities in Zimbabwe to develop rural libraries with print and non-print content.
  • The Smart Campaign
    • The Smart Campaign was formed to implement a common code of conduct in the microfinance industry to help implement client protection safeguards within the industry’s operations. Has web content in English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Arabic.
  • The WiderNet Project
    • The WiderNet Project is a service program affiliated with the University of North Carolina that works to improve digital communication in developing countries. The WiderNet Project focuses on the improvement of educational communication systems in underserved areas of the world by providing faculty and students with access to computers and the eGranary Digital Library.
  • UN Habitat
    • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. In English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese.
  • UNAIDS
    • The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is the main advocate for global action on the epidemic. It leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
  • UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
    • UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies to reduce poverty and ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity.
  • UNICEF Main
    • Excellent resource for educational materials for all ages
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    • UNCTAD, which is governed by its 194 member States, is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade – the main driver of development. Its work can be summed up in three words: think, debate, and deliver. Reflection on development is at the heart of UNCTAD’s work. It produces often-innovative analyses that form the basis for recommendations to economic policymakers. The aim is to help them take informed decisions and promote the macroeconomic policies best suited to ending global economic inequalities and to generating people-centred sustainable development. UNCTAD is also a forum where representatives of all countries can freely engage in dialogue and discuss ways to establish a better balance in the global economy.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Web Site
    • UNDP is the United Nation's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
    • UNESCAP is the regional development arm for the United Nations in the Asian Pacific region. Engages in sub-regional activities in economic and social development.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
    • Established in 1958, the ECA is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of the UN. As the regional arm of the UN in Africa, it is mandated to support the economic and social development of its 53 member states, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. It reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    • UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. Its purpose is to achieve sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty. In English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian.
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    • UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
  • United Nations Mission in Sudan - Arabic version
    • The United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) was established by the UN Security Council under Resolution 1590[1] of 24 March 2005, in response to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of the Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement on January 9, 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya. UNMIS tasks are to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, to perform certain functions relating to humanitarian assistance, protection, promotion of human rights, and to support African Union Mission in Sudan.[2] The current mandate of UNMIS ends on April 30, 2011, in accordance with Security Council Resolution 1919.
  • United Nations Population Information Network
    • The Population Information Network (POPIN) was founded on 9 May 1979, by resolution 1979/33 of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. POPIN strives to make international, regional and national population information, particularly information available from United Nations sources, easily available to the international community.
  • United Nations Web Site
    • The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    • USAID is an independent federal government agency that promotes U.S. foreign policy by furthering international economic growth, agriculture, and trade; global health; and democracy, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance.
  • Water Resources Development Portal
    • Information for people interested in developing rural water resources. This collection was organized by The WiderNet Project & Wellspring Africa.
  • Women Watch
    • WomenWatch is a joint UN project to create a core Internet space on global women's issues. It was created to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995. It was founded in March 1997 by the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW). *Includes copy of Beijing Platform for Action
  • Womens Health & Education Center (WHEC)
    • Women's health and status is a very complex and challenging issue for the developing and industrialized countries both. Women face enormous obstacles – prejudice, ostracism, domestic violence, poverty, hunger and virtually no access to medical care and life saving medicines. Site available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.
  • World Bank
    • The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications and many other purposes.
  • World Food Programme
    • The World Food Programme is part of the United Nations. Its goal is to halve the proportion of hungry people in the world. The Web site has sections to learn more about hunger and how WFP food aid, which reached 96.7 million people in 82 countries in 2005, is leading the fight against the number one risk to global health. In 18 different languages.
  • World Resources Institute
    • WRI is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We have over 50 active projects working on aspects of global climate change, sustainable markets, ecosystem protection, and environmentally responsible governance.
  • Young Power in Social Action
    • YPSA exists to participate with the poor and vulnerable population in Bangladesh with all commitment to bring about their own and society's sustainable development. Most web content is in English but with limited translation to Bengali, French, Chinese, and German.
  • YouThink
    • You think about the world...you care about the world...you are ready to act to make it a better place...but need to learn about the issues at stake...this is where Youthink! comes into play!