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Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI)
"...compiles, processes, and makes available internationally comparable data on institutional developments and investments in agricultural R&D worldwide, and analyzes and reports on these trends in the form of occasional policy digests for research policy formulation and priority setting purposes. The project involves a large amount of original and ongoing survey work focused on developing countries, but also maintains access to relevant data for developed countries produced by the OECD Science and Technology Indicators unit, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and other similar agencies."
Sections include: ASTI Databases ; Country Profiles ; Publications.
From CGIAR - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
"...is a public interest, not-for-profit environmental law firm founded in 1989 to strengthen international and comparative environmental law and policy around the world."
Publication subjects include: Biodiversity & Wildlife ; Climate Change ; Human Rights and the Environment ; International Financial Institutions ; Law & Communities ; Persistent Organic Pollutants ; State of the Environmental Law Series ; Trade.

Development Gateway
"...is a portal website on development issues, from which users can access information, resources, and tools, and into which they can contribute their own knowledge and experience. It creates a common platform for shared material, dialogue, and problem-solving that is easy to access and navigate through. The Gateway will enable those in the development field to share information, easily communicate, and build communities of practice around significant challenges from the grassroots up."

Development Goals
"...set targets for reductions in poverty, improvements in health and education, and protection of the environment. They distill the experience of many years, expressed in the resolutions of major United Nations conferences. The goals have been adopted by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, and many other agencies. They found a new expression in the Millennium Declaration of the United Nations, adopted by the General Assembly in September 2000...The goals measure progress from 1990 and look to what can be accomplished by 2015."

Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
"This NBER [National Bureau of Economic Research] project is examining the causes of currency crises in emerging market countries as well as the policies that can reduce the risk of future crises and the adverse effects when such crises occur...This site contains a list of NBER working papers on this subject. Clicking on the paper title below will lead to an abstract of the paper and to a full copy of the paper itself. The papers can be downloaded without any charge by anyone in an emerging market country or in an institution that subscribes to the NBER Working Papers"

International Center for Peace & Development
"The International Center for Peace and Development was established as a non-profit, non-governmental organization in 1997 to continue the work initiated by the International Commission on Peace and Food (ICPF)...Over a six year period ICPF conducted a series of international conferences and research projects on a wide range of issues concerning global security, conversion of resources from military to civilian purposes, food security, employment, economic development, and the environment. The general findings and recommendations of the Commission are summarized in a report entitled Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace and Equitable Development (Zed Books 1994)...This book is available for online reading on our site. After submission of the report to the UN, the Commission members decided that the next stage of work should focus on implementation, rather than further research. The International Center was established to carry on the work of the Commission.

International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
"...established in Nairobi in 1977, is an autonomous, non-profit research body supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. ICRAF aims to improve human welfare by alleviating poverty, improving food and nutritional security, and enhancing environmental resilience in the tropics...ICRAF conducts strategic and applied research, in partnership with national agricultural research systems, for more sustainable and productive land use."


[Iraq] - See our separate Iraq Studies page.


UC Atlas of Global Inequality
"The Atlas of Global Inequality explores some aspects of inequality using online, downloadable maps and graphics...The Atlas explores the interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality, and provides maps, graphics and data primarily for use by students and teachers in the University of California. We hope the information may also be of use for researchers and activists worldwide."
Sections include: Health ; Income Inequality ; Economic Globalization ; Inequality & Growth ; Teaching Activities.
- University of California, Santa Cruz.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)





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