| Action for World Development|
An Australian NGO with a mission to promote social and environmental justice.
| Bank Information Center|
The Bank Information Center is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides information and strategic support to NGOs and social movements throughout the world on the projects, policies and practices of the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks.
| Directory of Development Organisations|
Contacts for the main sources of assistance available
for private sector development and poverty alleviation in developing countries.
| Directory of Economic, Commodity and Development Organisations|
A directory compiled by the IMF.
Foundation for Development Cooperation|
An independent think-tank committed to sustainable development and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific.
| Development Gateway|
A new portal from the World Bank which provides resources and tools on development issues.
| Global Development Finance 2003 - Striving for Stability in Development Finance
Since the late 1990s, a fundamental shift has occurred in the pattern of private sector financial flows to developing countries. Debt flows have fallen sharply, while equity flows—mainly in the form of foreign direct investment—have remained comparatively robust. This shift from debt to equity should diminish the volatility of developing countries’ external finance and improve their access to technology, markets, and management expertise. But much more needs to be done to put development finance on a stable basis.
| Global Development Network|
A network of institutes from around the werld that generate and share knowledge about development.
| Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 2000
This report reviews the recovery from the financial crisis and the prospects for developing countries, traces the impact of the crisis on poverty, analyzes the difficulties facing businesses and financial institutions in the East Asian crisis countries, and discusses the implications of the recent volatility in commodity prices, in part caused by the crisis, for commodity dependent economies.
| Global Economic Prospects 2004 - Realizing the Development Promise of the Doha Agenda
This World Bank report analyses the most critical multilateral trade issues and suggests policy options that would raise living standards in developing countries and reduce global poverty.
| Human Development Report
This report ranks 174 countries on quality of life indicators such as life expectancy, wealth, and literacy, ranking Canada at the top and Sierra Leone at the bottom. The report would be useful to anyone studying the effects of globalisation.
International Coalition for Development Action
The International Coalition for Development Action is both a coalition of mainly development NGOs and networks and other civil society organizations in the North and South, as well as an advocacy NGO.
| Millennium Development Goals|
These international development goals set targets for reductions in poverty, improvements in health and education, and protection of the environment, and have been adopted by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the UN, and numerous other agencies. The site includes data for regions and for specific countries.
| United Nations Development Programme
The UNDP is an advocacy body for assisting the poor, and it provides information on pro-democratic governance, HIV/AIDS, crisis prevention and recovery, pro-poor policies, energy and environment policy and human development.
| United Nations Development Fund for Women
UniFem bills itself as working for women's empowerment and gender equality
| World Development Indicators
Includes 54 time-series indicators for hundreds of individual countries and 18 groups of countries, spanning 5 years, 1996-2000.
| World Development Report - 1999/2000
The 22nd edition of World Bank's annual report, called Entering the 21st century, examines the effects of globalisation and localisation on the world economy in the coming millennium. Earlier reports from 1998 and 1997 are also still available at the site.
| World Development Report - 2000/2001
This edition of the World Bank's WDR, called Attacking Poverty, asserts that major reductions in poverty are possible but achieving these will require a more comprehensive approach that directly addresses the needs of poor people in three important areas: opportunity, empowerment, and security.
| World Development Report - 2002
The latest edition of World Bank's WDR is called Building Institutions for Markets and asserts that weak institutions - tangled laws, corrupt courts, deeply biased credit systems, and elaborate business registration requirements — hurt poor people and hinder development,
| World Development Report - 2003
The latest edition of World Bank's WDR is called Sustainable Development in a Dynamic Economy and bank researchers sought the views of a wide range of key stakeholders: government, civil society, academia, and the private sector worldwide.
| World Development Reports - main site
The World Bank's annual reports on development cover a range of key issues such as basic services, poverty and sustainable development. Older issues back to 1992 are archived at the site.
| World Wide Web Virtual Library - International Development
A listing of sustainable and international development resources.