Resources

Major NGOs, Research Organizations and Institutions

  • ActionAid
    http://www.actionaid.org.uk/

    Organization focusing on poverty reduction.

  • Amnesty International
    http://www.amnesty.org/

    Reports, news releases and urgent actions on human rights issues around the world; background information relating to specific human rights campaigns underway.

  • CARE International
    http://www.care.org

    International development organization. In addition to local and national development projects, CARE organizes public campaigns on development issues.

  • Center for International Development (CID) - Harvard University
    http://www.cid.harvard.edu

    Harvard's primary center for research on sustainable international development. Research programs underway; links to relevant events, documents, datasets.

  • Civil Society and Governance
    http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/civsoc/

    Outputs of this research project; electronic discussion forums, newsletters, policy briefs and websites on civil society, democracy, governance.

  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
    http://www.cgiar.org

    Strategic alliance of countries, international and regional organizations, and private foundations supporting 15 international agricultural centers that work with national agricultural research systems, civil society, private sector.

  • Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability (Citizenship DRC)
    http://www2.ids.ac.uk/drccitizen

    Network of researchers and practitioners working with research institutions and civil society organizations located in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK.

  • European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
    http://www.eadi.org

    Independent non-profit organization that hosts an active network of 150 organizations with 10 working groups addressing key issues in Development Research, Training and Information.

  • GreenPeace
    http://www.greenpeace.org/international/

    Non-profit organization with a presence in 40 countries that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and force solutions for a green and peaceful future.

  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)
    http://www.hrw.org/

    Largest human rights organization based in the U.S. Conducts fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Publications searchable by country, region, theme, year.

  • Governance and Social Development Resource Center
    http://www.gsdrc.org

    Global network to increase citizen participation in local governance. Database of events, information on different learning initiatives, newsletter, access to documents.

  • Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First)
    http://www.foodfirst.org

    Member-supported, nonprofit 'peoples' think tank and education-for-action center; highlights root causes and value-based solutions to hunger and poverty around the world.

  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    http://web.idrc.ca

    Canadian public corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world to build healthier, more equitable, more prosperous societies. Current research projects; funding for research and training.

  • The North-South Institute (NSI)
    http://www.nsi-ins.ca

    Independent research institute in Canada focused on international development. Conducts research on Canada's relations with developing countries and on a wide range of foreign policy issues such as finance, debt and development assistance; trade, labor, migration; governance, civil society, conflict prevention.

  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
    http://www.odi.org.uk/

    Britain's leading independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Three international networks linking researchers, policy-makers and practitioners: the Agricultural Research and Extension Network, the Rural Development Forestry Network, and the Humanitarian Practice.

  • Oxfam International
    http://www.oxfam.org/eng/

    Confederation of 12 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering, injustice. Policy papers and campaign information on a range of development and social justice issues.

  • South-North Development Monitor (SUNS)
    http://www.sunsonline.org/

    Analysis of North-South and South-South negotiations and international development issues from a southern perspective. Source of information and discussions of the processes of negotiations, formal and informal, of GATT and the Uruguay Round, the Mid-Term Review Process, the Brussels Ministerial Session, the UNCTAD Conferences, the Earth Summit, other major UN Conferences.

  • Third World Network (TWN)
    http://www.twnside.org.sg/

    Independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. International trade, intellectual property rights, biotechnology, environment, women's rights.

  • World Conservation Union (IUCN)
    http://www.iucn.org

    World's largest and most important conservation network bringing together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership.

  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/

    Issues at the intersection of environmental protection and economic development: agriculture; business and economics, climate change; coastal and marine ecosystems; forests, grasslands and drylands; governance and institutions; people and ecosystems; health and human well-being; water resources.

  • World Vision International
    http://www.wvi.org/wvi/wviweb.nsf

    Christian relief and development organization helping communities to build stronger and healthier relationships. Informative analysis, policy papers and publications.