Type: Reports

Resources relating to fighting poverty, living with limited resources, and international development issues.
  • 2010 MDG Report
    • 2010 MDG report covering the eight major development goals.
  • 2011 MDG Report
    • 2011 MDG report covering the eight major development goals.
  • African Development Forum (ADF) Publications
    • The African Development Forum is an initiative led by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to establish an African-driven development agenda that reflects a consensus among major partners and that leads to specific programmes for country implementation.
  • African Recovery - Special Edition on AIDS 2004
    • This special reprint edition of Africa Recovery documents some of the key developments in Africa’s struggle against the disease, and highlights the efforts of Africans and their international partners to turn back the tide. The articles include an analysis of the role of men in prevention, a look at efforts to reduce HIV transmission in the military, and the terrible combination of famine and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.
  • Annual Report 2011
    • The 2011 Annual Report for the Action on Disability and Development group. PDF format.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans
    • This document aims to enable countries to develop and implement appropriate, evidence-based policies and plans for child and adolescent mental health, inform those ultimately responsible for mental health policies, share workable solutions to common problems experienced by many people, and identify other resources that offer additional tools or information. PDF format.
  • Child Survival and Maternal Health Program
    • A USAID report focusing on strategies toward improving the health and lowering the mortality rate of children and mothers.
  • Child Welfare and Protection
    • This report summarizes the U.S. Government’s response to the child protection emergency in Haiti.
  • Development of Vaccines for Infectious Diseases
    • A report on strategies to accelerate the development of vaccines for disease such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
  • Disability and Poverty: A Survey of World Bank Poverty Assessments and Implications
    • This paper surveys the World Bank poverty assessment literature to date on the relationship between disability and poverty.
  • Disability in Development - Experiences in Inclusive Practices
    • This publication gives an account of the experiences gained and the lessons learned in implementing CAHD in different contexts. It gives examples of CAHD at work, opening up general community services to people with disabilities, facilitating inclusion.
  • Does Eastern Caribbean Education Prepare Youth for the Global Economy?
    • As the global economy rapidly changes and new technologies are introduced, more highly skilled workers are required. In the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), firms struggle to fill skilled positions due to a lack of qualified candidates, while the number of unemployed low skilled workers is growing. This paradox especially affects youth.
  • Ecological Effects of Rice-Fish Culture
    • Benefits of farming fish and rice in the same field
  • Education in Crisis Situations: Mapping the Field
    • The need to protect, rebuild and strengthen education systems, and provide quality education to children everywhere sits at the center of this discussion.
  • HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
    • This report details the findings of a colloquium held in November 2003 which presented HIV/AIDS policy research conducted by the HSRC in projects across Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The colloquium also focused on the status of orphaned and vulnerable children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
  • Implementation of Free Basic Education Policy
    • The 2004 Education for All (EFA) working paper called User Fees in Primary Education identified user fees as a pervasive obstacle to primary school enrollment and completion for millions of children worldwide.
  • Indigenous Knowledge: Local Pathways to Global Development
    • This publication is the five-year-milestone of the Indigenous Knowledge for Development Program in the Africa Region of the World Bank. The main goal of the program is to learn from the knowledge embedded in the practices of local communities. In the issues of development the author brings up the problems of AIDS, Science and Technology, conflict resolution and natural resource management, using examples from multiple African countries. This report is contains a PDF file attached in either English, Swahili or French.
  • Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes
    • The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific has undertaken a project to produce a Sourcebook to support the integration of poverty and gender concerns into health professional education curricula.
  • Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: Module on Curricular Integration
    • The aim of this module is to strengthen the capacity of teachers, administrators, and those developing training materials to introduce changes into curricula that will ensure health professional curricula or courses include the concepts of gender, poverty and health.
  • Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: Module on Gender Based Violence
    • This module is designed to improve the awareness, knowledge and skills of health professionals on gender-based violence (GBV). Health professionals are in a unique position to identify the problem, contribute to its prevention and assist victims.
  • Malaria and Children: Progress in Intervention Coverage
    • This report assesses progress in malaria control and analyses how well countries are making available key interventions that reduce the malaria burden. A particular emphasis is progress across sub-Saharan Africa—where countries face the greatest malaria burden.
  • Microfinance from the Point of View of Women with Disabilities: Lessons from Zambia and Zimbabwe
    • In this article, the multiple barriers facing women with disabilities who wish to obtain microfinance are outlined. Research from Zambia and Zimbabwe highlights key issues facing disabled businesswomen, and recommendations are made that would enable development organisations to mainstream the experience and analysis of disabled women into their programmes. PDF format.
  • No Child Born to Die: Closing the Gaps
    • In 2000, world leaders committed themselves to a dramatic reduction in child deaths by 2015. There has been extraordinary progress. Today, more than 4 million fewer children die each year than in 1990.
  • Poverty and Disability: A Survey of the Literature
    • This review summarizes the literature on disability and its relationship to poverty, including education, employment, income, and access to basic social services. Despite the dearth of formal analysis, it is clear that in developing countries, as in more developed areas, disabled people (and their families) are more likely than the rest of the population to live in poverty.
  • Protecting Our Planet - Securing Our Future: Linkages Among Global Environmental Issues and Human Needs
    • Protecting Our Planet - Securing Our Future: Linkages Among Global Environmental Issues and Human Needs, 1998 (NASA, UNEP, World Bank)
  • Report of the Evaluation of the Government of Rwanda – UNICEF Water and Environmental Sanitation Programme
    • This report presents the evaluation of the performance and impact of the Government of Rwanda–UNICEF Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES) Bridging Programme implemented in 66 of Rwanda’s 154 Communes during the period 1997-2000. The evaluation was conducted in 10 out of the 66 WES communes and represents an assessment of the Programme firstly in these 10 communes.
  • State of the World’s Children 2007
    • The State of the World’s Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives – and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women’s rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.
  • State of the World's Children 2009
    • The State of the World's Children 2009 is available as a report in English, French, Spanish and Arabic and as a multimedia version in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. To download the full report as a PDF click on the links below.
  • Status of Disability Rights in Southern Africa
    • Conducted in 2010, research by the Open Society Institute for Southern Africa concluded that people with disabilities in the nine countries of their region face profound marginalization resulting in high rates of poverty, deprivation, malnutrition, ill-health and child mortality.
  • Sustaining Health Gains - Building Systems
    • A report on building and sustaining health systems.
  • Targeting 'conflict diamonds' in Africa
    • UN Security Council seeks to enforce sanctions against rebels, arms suppliers
  • The Child Development Index 2012
    • During the last decade, the world witnessed unprecedented progress in child survival and children’s well-being. Millions of children were able to go to school for the first time, and many more were given a chance at life as mortality rates in most countries dropped dramatically.
  • United Nations World Youth Report 2007
    • The report explores major issues of concern to youth development, including employment, education, health, poverty and violence. At the same time, it highlights youth as a positive force for development and provides recommendations for supporting their essential contributions.
  • What is School Based Management
    • Even where children do have access to educational facilities, the quality of education that is provided is often very poor. This has become increasingly apparent in international learning tests such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), in which most of the students from developing countries fail to excel.
  • World Bank - The Role of Gender in Bangladesh
    • This March 2008 report from the World Bank examines the role of gender in Bangladesh. Discusses the progress that has been achieved in promoting gender equality in health, education, and microcredit and remaining areas that need attention. Download either the full report (2.2 Mb) or individual chapters, all in PDF format.