Major NGOs, Research Organizations and Institutions

  • ActionAid

    Organization focusing on poverty reduction.

  • Amnesty International

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

  • CARE International

    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

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

  • Civil Society and Governance

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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

    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)

    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

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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

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