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    Virtual Library on International Development - Collection of links to international development resources maintained by the Canadian International Development Agency.

    PRAXIS - Resources of interest to social work educators and students in international and comparative social and economic development.

    Sustainable Development Department, IDB - Covering issues such as human resources and social development; environment and natural resources; and infrastructure, financial markets and private enterprise development.

    Information for Development in the 21st Century - ID21 is a fast-track research reporting service aiming to make policymakers aware of the latest British development research findings.

    The Institute of Development Studies - IDS is a centre for research, teaching and information on development and Third World issues.

    Trade and Industrial Policy Secretariat (TIPS) - The online resource for trade and industrial policy research in South Africa.

    Center for Economic Developer Information - A one-stop source of information for economic developers in North America.

    Economic Development Research Group - Articles, resources & consulting on economic impact analysis and economic development program evaluation.

    International Development Exchange - Builds partnerships to overcome economic and social injustice and work toward people's greater control over their resources, political structures, and economic processes that affect their lives.

    Asian Productivity Organization - An inter-governmental regional organization established by Convention in 1961 to oversee productivity development in 18 countries throughout Asia and the Pacific.

    Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific - Intergovernmental institution established in 1979 to assist national action and promote regional co-operation relating to Integrated Rural Development (IRD) and to provide technical support by encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences.

    The Economic Commission for Africa - Established in 1958, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is one of five regional commissions. Its member states are 53 African nations.

    Australian Development Studies Network - An independent organisation which encourages discussion and widespread exchange of knowledge of global social and economic development issues, development-related research, and international development assistance policy and practice.

    United Nations Development Fund for Women - Promotes women's empowerment and gender equality, working for participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice.

    International Development Research Centre - A public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.

    Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research - Multi-disciplinary social sciences research centre at the Australian National University with primary focus on indigenous Australian economic policy and economic development issues.

    Harvard Institute for International Development - Harvard University's multidisciplinary center for coordinating development assistance, training, and research on Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

    Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Netlinks - A Searchable Database of Internet Resources in Population, Health and Development

    Asset Investment and Finance Group - A Cargill company aimed at international economic development practitioners and governing boards. They offer investment in under performing regions and buy sub-performing or slow-paying loans.

    The Economic War Among the States - Analysis of development incentives from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Do they promote local job opportunities and enhance private sector competitiveness or do they divert government money from supporting traditional public goods like education?

    Economic Development Directory - Directory of economic development agency web sites listed by geographical location.

    Computerised Library and Information Clearinghouse - Searchable virtual library related to rural development.

    Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) - Expanding the quality, availability and use of policy analysis by African decision-makers. US-African collaboration promotes ownership of policy reforms for sustainable economic growth.

    Virtual Library on Microcredit - Information on alternative financial systems and microcredit issues. Community mobilization and enviro-economic development also find a place here.

    Economic Development Network - Providing data on communities that want economic development to companies and entrepreneurs planning facilities location or site selection projects. - Source for the study and debate of economic development of less developed countries from Alvaro Vivanco.

    Financial Crises - Research articles from the World Bank regarding the crises initiated in Mexico 1994, Thailand 1997, and Russia 1998.

    CGAP Microfinance Gateway - Documents, Issues, Links and Events for the microfinance industry. Dealing with microcredit, small-scale savings and loans, financial products for the poorest. Aspects of gender, empowerment, impact and poverty alleviation.

    Debt Relief International - UK-based non-profit organisation established in order to assist Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) to manage their own debt strategy and analysis, without having to rely on international technical assistance.

    Business Retention and Expansion - Business retention and expansion strategies for communities and economic development professionals. Working with existing business and industry.

    Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development - The center brings academic resources to bear on key issues in regional economic development, with a special focus on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Briefings on Development and Gender (BRIDGE) - Provides tailor-made briefings on gender issues on request. BRIDGE briefings present state of the art research findings, review current policy debates, synthesise best practice and evaluate strategies for translating gender policies into practice.

    American Community Network - ACN is a searchable database of demographic and economic statistics for every county and metro area in America, along with links to economic development sites.

    EDIRC, Economic Development - Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers presents an attempt by Christian Zimmermann of the Center for Research on Employment and Economic Fluctuations, University of Quebec to index all Economic Development web sites.

    Bretton Woods Project - Works to monitor and reform the World Bank and IMF. Tracks key policy statements and reports, and provides critiques and early warnings used by non-governmental organisations across the world.

    Development Information Online - Devline provides information services and systems for development professionals and for everyone else working on issues of economic, social and sustainable development.

    Asian and Global Crisis Homepage - Source for readings regarding the causes of the East Asian economic crisis during 1997/98, and how the countries are recovering, includes material on financial crises and their remedies. By Nouriel Roubini.

    Competitiveness in Sri Lanka - Study of industrial competitiveness in Sri Lanka from J.E. Austin Associates in association with the United States Agency for International Development. Includes a discussion board and mailing list.

    Microcredit Project (Czech Republic) - Summarizes the state of the microcredit industry, with particular emphasis on transitional economies, and makes recommendations concerning establishment of a microfinance program in the Czech Republic. From Virginia Tech, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning.

    Economic Growth Research - Political, economic, and social data on the history of developing countries' and their prospects, from the World Bank Research Department. Includes research papers on economic growth and development, and "development novel of the month."

    Economic Growth Resources - Helping economic growth and development researchers make the most of the internet. Maintained by Jonathan Temple and hosted by Nuffield College, Oxford.

    The Gateway to Development Information - Eldis is funded by Danida and hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. It has a large number of links on development topics and organizations

    The Local Futures Group - European research and strategy consultancy in local economic development, regeneration and public policy, specialising in the new economy.

    Development and Culture at UNESCO - Aims to stimulate a process of world wide reflection on how cultural policies could be integrated into development strategies.

    Inter-American Development Bank - provides funds for economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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