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In no way, development cooperation loses in importance in times of globalization, as some people may say. On the contrary, it becomes more important. Many poor regions on earth still fight against malnutrition; they struggle for a minimum in economic development, for an access to education and medical care of their population. Some countries, which already could notch up a certain economic success, are threatened by setbacks through civil wars, corruption and unjust commercial structures. The poorest developing countries, of all things, especially fear to suffer from the consequences of climate change and to be at a disadvantage with regard to the distribution of scarce resources. In order to be able to react adequately to these enormous problems, development cooperation must today be understood as global structure and peace policy, which also nationally and internationally requires a closer cooperation with other portfolios.
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Thus, the task, always to be and to remain up-to-date becomes even more difficult for people, who work in the field of development cooperation and who wish to engage themselves. Many people, who face the information flood, especially caused by the Internet, feel helpless, because extensive and structured information can hardly be found. Anybody, who is searching for information about climate change by means of a search engine, can choose among more than 53 million results. Somebody, who restricts his search to climate change and developing countries, is still very busy with more than 20 million results. The result lists of the usual search engines are not sorted according to content relevance. If for example you look for information about smaller non-governmental organizations or civil-society groups in developing countries, you have to invest a lot of time.
Eldis Poverty Resource Guide
The aim of Eldis is to support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge, to communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, to reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels, and to provide this information and services free of charge at point of use. The Eldis Poverty Resource Guide offers quick access to key documents, organisations, research themes, discussions and other resources. The Eldis Poverty Community makes it possible to meet other Eldis readers interested in poverty issues.
The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP)
The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is a growing alliance of trade unions, community groups, faith groups, women and youth organisations, NGOs and other campaigners working together across more than 100 national platforms. GCAP is calling for action from the world’s leaders to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality. GCAP is a Civil Society Movement calling for an end to poverty and inequality.
The Hunger Project (THP)
The Hunger Project is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers millions of women and men to end their own hunger. The Project has pioneered low-cost, bottom-up, gender-focused strategies in each region where hunger persists. In all the work of The Hunger Project, the highest priority is the empowerment of women.
For an institutional look at poverty issues, the World Bank’s poverty site provides information on poverty impact analysis,
poverty definition and measurement methods and other themed publications. There is also information on regions,
countries and training and events. The site is particularly useful for sourcing Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) documents.
The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative
The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) is a joint programme to provide financial and technical support
to countries to build capacity for mainstreaming povertyenvironment linkages into national development planning
processes, such as PRSPs and MDG Achievement Strategies. The PEI also supports civil society to engage in planning
processes, making sure the voice of the poor is heard.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Education is one of UNESCO’s principal fields of activities. Since its creation in 1945, the Organization has worked to improve education worldwide believing it to be key to social and economic development. The Organization aims to help build a sustainable world with just societies that value knowledge, promote peace, celebrate diversity and defend human rights, achieved by providing Education for All (EFA).
EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes)
EADI is the leading professional network for development and regional studies in Europe.
EADI-Research covers research-related information products (research papers, working papers, discussion papers, conference papers, studies, policy briefings, peer-reviewed journals and books).
Education for Rural People (ERP)
The Sustainable Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are inviting member countries, United Nations agencies and civil society to join in the establishment of a new flagship on Education for Rural People. This flagship is a call for a collaborative action to address rural-urban disparities by targeting the educational needs of rural people. The partnership is open to members committed to working separately to achieve special goals.
The International Institute for Educational Planning
The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) was created by UNESCO in 1963 in Paris, France. It is supported by grants from UNESCO and by voluntary contributions from Member States and others. IIEP is an integral part of UNESCO, yet it enjoys a large amount of autonomy. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of countries to plan and manage their education systems.
World Education is well known for its work around the globe in environmental education, community development, maternal and child health, school governance, integrated literacy, small enterprise development, HIV/AIDS education and prevention and care, and refugee training. World Education also works to strengthen literacy and adult basic education programs in the United States. Projects are designed to contribute to individual growth, as well as to community and national development.
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE)
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. The GCE’s mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of every girl, boy, woman and man to a free quality public education. Since its formation in 1999, millions of people and thousands of organizations in over 100 countries have united to demanding Education for All. GCE
was a united civil society voice in the World Education Forum in Dakar 2000 and setting the Education for All agenda for 2015.
This site is intended for practitioners and policy-makers who work in or on capacity development in international cooperation in the South. It has a magazine element which commissions interesting articles from people involved in capacity development. It also points to a good range of networks, organisations and individuals doing – or thinking about – capacity development including donor perspectives and projects.
OneWorld Capacity Building Guide
The site offers news from social justice organisations. Some news items about state level capacity initiatives and some on community development activities, but the bulk of the content is focused on NGO organisational capacity building programmes, particularly with regard to Information and Communication Technology. You can find a range of editors and contributors.
UPR-info.org is a project of UPR Info, a non-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Geneva,
Switzerland. UPR Info intends to both raise awareness and provide capacity-building tools to the different actors of the UPR process, such as United Nations Member States, NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions and civil society in general. You will find on this website OHCHR summaries and compilations, summaries of each review, reports of the Working Group, final outcomes with recommendations, webcasts of the UPR sessions, press statements by NGOs and analyses by UPR Info and other NGOs as well as detailed explanations on how to engage in the process.
World Bank Institute (WBI) Capacity Development Resource Centre
This website provides an overview of the literature, case studies, lessons learned, and good practices pertaining to capacity development. It also includes links to international and local capacity development agencies and other knowledge resources. It features some information about World Bank, and in particular WBI, projects, research, and thinking related to capacity development but also features resources from other organisations. It has a useful section on donor policies and approaches to capacity.
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
The ECDPM builds practical and theoretical understandings of capacity through reviewing capacity development projects, undertaking research, and promoting dialogue and reflection. The research programme on Capacity Change and Performance is pushing thinking on capacity within development processes. The website contains a huge range of papers, case studies, reports from policy dialogues, etc. generated through the programme, details of past and forthcoming events and useful links to other organisations involved in capacity development.
Freedom House, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Through a vast array of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom. The organization helps focus the world’s attention on core issues of freedom and democracy, and encourages policymakers to adopt strategies that advance the spread to freedom around the world.
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.
Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development
The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development works with partners in the UK and internationally to identify pathways to democratic innovation in the face of the major environmental and social pressures that lie ahead. It works to find ways to strengthen democratic decisionmaking for sustainable development.
Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD)
The Council for a Community of Democracies is the only non-governmental organization in the world with an exclusive focus on the Community of Democracies. CCD believes that an environment of cooperation among nations offers the best hope for resolving the critical problems of our age and that an organization of democracies acting in concert is a vital step to promote democracy.
United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
UNDEF was established by the Secretary-General in July 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund, with the primary purpose of supporting democratization around the world. It supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. The site provides downloadable publications, a Media Centre and a Knowledge Forum. Especially through the Knowledge Forum, FAO uses knowledge exchange and dialogue to help build a world without hunger.
World Food Programme (WFP)
WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. Operations aim to save lives in refugee crises and other emergencies and to improve nutrition and quality of life of world’s most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives. Furthermore to enable development by (a) helping people build assets that benefit themdirectly; (b) promoting the self-reliance of poor people and communities.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
IFPRI’s mission is to provide policy solutions that reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. IFPRI places
priority on activities that benefit the greatest number of poor people in greatest need in the developing world. In carrying out its activities, IFPRI seeks to focus on vulnerable groups, as influenced by class, religion, ethnicity, agroecological location, and gender. IFPRI’s website includes details of its research (by topic, country, etc), publications (some of which are downloadable) and access to datasets.
International Alliance Against Hunger (IAAH)
The International Alliance against Hunger has one very simple and clear goal to persuade people all around the
world and their governments to make eradicating hunger and malnutrition their top priority. Online resources include IAAH documents, audio interviews, regular newsletters, latest website updates and a photo gallery.
Biowatch South Africa
Biowatch South Africa was established in 1997 as a national non-governmental organisation to publicise, monitor and research issues of genetic modification and promote biological diversity and sustainable livelihoods. Biowatch South Africa strives to prevent biological diversity from being privatised for corporate gain. It aspires to an environment where people control their food supply systems, where the benefits from commercial use of biological resources are fairly shared and where ordinary citizens are encouraged to help make policy choices about new technologies, such as, genetic modification. It is working towards a future where there is no hunger, where there is social justice and where land, water and air is protected.
Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Mondialisations (GERM)
Der Begriff der Globalisierung bezeichnet einen Prozess, der die Prinzipien der Marktwirtschaft auf die Gesamtheit des Planeten ausdehnt. Das Konzept der Mondialisierung bemüht sich, der Vielfalt und der Einzigartigkeit der unterschiedlichen Entwicklungen gerecht zu werden, die innerhalb dieses Gesamtprozesses der Globalisierung in allen Lebensbereichen am Werk sind. GERM ermöglicht direkten Zugriff auf unterschiedliche Quellen und Materialien.
Attac haben sich bereits 90.000 Mitglieder in 50 Ländern angeschlossen. Sie setzen sich ein für ihre Überzeugung, dass die Verbesserung der Lebensbedingungen der Menschen, die Förderung von Selbstbestimmung und Demokratie und der Schutz der Umwelt die vorrangigen Ziele von Politik und Wirtschaft sein sollten. Ausgehend von der ursprünglichen Forderung, die so genannte Tobin-Steuer (eine Steuer zur Eindämmung kurzfristiger Börsenspekulation) international einzuführen, befassen sie sich inzwischen mit der gesamten Bandbreite der Probleme der Globalisierung.
Global Policy Forum
Global Policy Forum is an independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking. GPF works particularly on the UN Security Council, the food and hunger crisis, and the global economy. It promotes accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and international law. GPF gathers information and circulates it through a website, as well as through frequent media interviews. It plays an active role in NGO networks and other advocacy arenas.
International Forum on Globalization
The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analyses and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization. During the last few years, the IFG has launched a pioneering program that focuses on alternative visions and policies to globalization that are more just, equitable, democratic, accountable, and sustainable for people and the planet.
Globalization101.org is an Internet resource offered by the Levin Institute to promote a greater understanding of globalization. Globalization101.org provides information and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. Its goal is to challenge people to think about many of the controversies surrounding globalization and to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Democratic Governance
UNDP’s work in democratic governance is reinforced by its network of over 166 offices and its global partnerships with democratic governance institutions. UNDP’s core services to support national processes of democratic transitions, focus on: (1) Policy advice and technical support; (2) Strengthening capacity of institutions and individuals; (3) Advocacy, communications, and public information; (4) Promoting and brokering dialogue; and (5) Knowledge networking and sharing of good practices.
Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)
The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) provides cutting-edge knowledge services on demand and online. It aims to help reduce poverty by informing policy and practice in relation to governance, conflict and social development. The GSDRC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC) – Governance and Development
The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is the principal body through which the OECD deals with issues related to co-operation with developing countries. The DAC’s work in the area of governance is carried out through its Network on Governance, an international forum that brings together practitioners of development co-operation agencies and experts from partner countries.
The World Bank – Governance & Anti-Corruption
The World Bank views good governance and anti-corruption as important to its poverty alleviation mission. Many governance and anti-corruption initiatives are taking place throughout the World Bank Group. They focus on internal organizational integrity, minimizing corruption on World Bank-funded projects, and assisting countries in improving governance and controlling corruption.
Governance Matters 2009
The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 212 countries and territories over the period 1996–2008, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law and Control of Corruption.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Since 1964, the International Trade Centre has helped the business sectors of developing and transition economies to develop exports. Its goal is to help these countries to achieve sustainable human development through exports, with an emphasis on competitiveness. ITC enables small business export success in developing countries by providing, with partners, trade development solutions to the private sector, trade support institutions and policy-makers.
World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)
The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is the global representative body of over 350 organisations committed to 100% Fair Trade. The WFTO is the authentic voice of Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values. It operates in 70 countries across 5 regions; Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North American and the Pacific Rim, with elected global and regional boards, to create market access through policy, advocacy, campaigning, marketing and monitoring.
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)
FLO is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder association involving 24 member organizations. A key part of its role is to develop and review the Fairtrade standards. These include criteria that Fairtrade producers must meet, as well as terms of trade for importers, exporters and licensees. FLO also directly helps producers to gain Fairtrade certification and to develop market opportunities.
Bilaterals.org is a collective effort to share information and stimulate cooperation against bilateral trade and investment agreements that are opening countries to the deepest forms of penetration by transnational corporations. This website was initiated by several organizations and activists who felt the need for an open space on the Internet to share information and action ideas about bilateral deal-making.
HIV / AIDS
World Health Organization (WHO) – HIV/AIDS
As the directing and coordinating authority on international health, the World Health Organization (WHO) takes the lead within the UN system in the global health sector response to HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS Department provides evidence-based, technical support to WHO Member States to help them scale up treatment care and prevention services as well as drugs and diagnostics supply to ensure a comprehensive and sustainable response to HIV/AIDS.
UNESCO HIV and AIDS Education Clearinghouse
The UNESCO HIV and AIDS Education Clearinghouse is a platform run by UNESCO and its International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) to share knowledge and information on HIV, AIDS and education, with a range of regional partners. It supports education professionals,ministries of education, development agencies, civil society, researchers and other partners by providing a comprehensive knowledge base and information exchange service for the development of HIV and AIDS policies, programmes and advocacy within the education sector.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations
family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help
the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic.
UNAIDS helps mount and support an expanded response to AIDS – one that engages the efforts of many sectors and partners from government and civil society.
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
ICW is a very good source for information on HIV positive activism, issues and research, with relevant publications and toolkits. The site provides free downloadable publications, links to other sites and translations in different languages.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Global Fund is a global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The site offers information about the Global Fund projects and with ‘My-GlobalFund’ a communication tool to join the fight against the world’s three deadliest pandemics.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The mission of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty – the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures. The UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the climate change process, particularly the COP, the subsidiary bodies and their Bureau.
Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change
The new UN Internet site highlights the wide-ranging work of the various parts of the United Nations system on climate change and makes it easier for Internet users to find information on climate change from across the United Nations system. The new climate change gateway provides easy access to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the latest developments on efforts to reach a new international climate change agreement, news, as well as information on future climate change events, projects in the field and climate change updates for youth.
Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.
Climate Action Network (CAN)
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 450 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CAN members work to achieve this goal through the coordination of information exchange and NGO strategy on international, regional and national climate issues.
Amnesty International (AI)
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. Its supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world – so Amnesty International works to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. Amnesty International has more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions and coordinates this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues.
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, HRW gives voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Its rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy builds intense pressure for action and raises the cost of human rights abuse.
Human Rights House Network (HRHN)
Human Rights House Network is a forum of co-operation between the established and emerging Human Rights Houses. Universal human rights have become widely accepted as the moral and ethical foundation of human co-existence, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs. Worldwide, independent human rights organisations defend individuals from human rights violations. In doing this, human rights organisations face a number of challenges.
Financial Access Initiative (FAI)
The Financial Access Initiative is a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals. Financial access holds the promise to help low-income individuals in developing countries manage their economic lives and build wealth. The Initiative aims to provide rigorous research on the impacts of financial access and on innovative ways to improve access.
The World Wide Web Virtual Library on Microcredit and Microfinance
Microcredit and microfinance is not the answer to all the problems of poverty in developing countries, but it is indeed an ‘inducer’ to a great many actions that can lead to a better quality of life for the low-income groups. The Virtual Library on Microcredit is a repository of information on alternative, non-conventional financial systems and microfinance/microcredit issues.
Women’s World Banking
Women’s World Banking was established in 1979 to be a voice and change agent for poor women entrepreneurs. Its goal is to continue to build a network of strong financial institutions around the world and ensure that the rapidly changing field of microfinance focuses on women as clients, innovators and leaders. Women’s World Banking (WWB) provides support, advice, training and information to a global network of more than 50 microfinance institutions and banks that offer credit and other financial services to 21 million low-income people primarily women in 30 countries worldwide.
Grameen Bank (GB) – Banking for the Poor
Grameen Bank (GB) has reversed conventional banking practice by removing the need for collateral and created a banking system based on mutual trust, accountability, participation and creativity. GB provides credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh, without any collateral. At GB, credit is a cost effective weapon to fight poverty and it serves as a catalyst in the over all development of socio-economic conditions of the poor who have been kept outside the banking orbit on the ground that they are poor and hence not bankable.
Kiva – Loans that change lives
Kiva lets you connect and loan money to unique entrepeneurs in the developing world. By choosing a loan on Kiva, you can „sponsor a business“ and help the world’s working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the entrepeneur you’ve sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back. Kiva partners with existing microfinance institutions.
MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The MDG Monitor shows how countries are progressing in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
It is designed as a tool for policymakers, development practitioners, journalists, students and others to: Track progress
through interactive maps and country-specific profiles, learn about countries’ challenges and achievements and get
the latest news.
Millennium Development Goals Indicators – The official United Nations site for the MDG Indicators
This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for the 48 indicators to measure progress
towards the Millennium Development Goals. The data and analysis are the product of the work of the Inter-agency and
Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. You will also find the
official progress reports and documents produced by IAEG. Links to related sites and documents and constantly updated
news will keep you up to date with the ongoing activities on MDG monitoring.
Building a Better World – Online Atlas of the Millennium Development Goals
The Millenium Development Goals are a challenge the global community has set for itself. They are a challenge to poor countries to demonstrate good governance and a commitment to poverty reduction. And they are a challenge to wealthy countries to make good on their promise to support economic and social development. The MDG-Atlas was developed by the World Bank’s Development Data Group and the Office of the Publisher in collaboration with Mapping Worlds to give you a visual entry point to have a look about the global progress.
UNEP Finance Initiative – Innovative Financing for Sustainability
The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with over 170 financial institutions who are signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organizations to develop and promote linkages between the environment, sustainability and financial performance. Through regional activities, a comprehensive work programme, training programmes and research, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations.
Division for Sustainable Development (DSD)
The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. The context for the Division’s work is the implementation of Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.
AllAfrica.com – Sustainable Africa
The site is a digital-commons project of the AllAfrica Foundation with support from Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation. The page offers information to sustainable development and other environmental topics (water, energy, health, agriculture and biodiversity etc).
PUBLIC / PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Entwicklungspolitik (AGE)
The AGE supports the development of the private enterprise sector in developing countries. Through its involvement German business promotes economic, social and ecological development in these regions. The AGE considers market-based and reliable framework conditions essential in developing countries, as they are a pre-requisite for economic progress and the business involvement of German companies. The AGE also advocates close cooperation between the private companies and players involved in developmental assistance.
Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG)
DEG, member of KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), finances investments of private companies in developing and transition countries. As one of Europe's largest development finance institutions, it promotes private business structures to contribute to sustainable growth and improved living conditions.
Since complex challenges are best solved by working together, the BMZ launched its develoPPP.de programme primarily to promote cooperation between business and development agencies. Development partnerships (PPP) combine the innovative power of business with the resources, the knowledge and experience of development work. Participating companies and the people in the BMZ's partner countries benefit equally: with develoPPP.de, entrepreneurs reduce their market risk in new locations in developing countries. They convincingly demonstrate their corporate responsibility and foster confidence on the ground, without which long-term business success is not possible. For its part, Germany's development policy uses develoPPP.de to mobilise additional capital and know-how – playing an effective role in improving living conditions in developing, emerging and transition countries.
Institute for Popular Democracy (IPD)
The Institute for Popular Democracy (IPD) is a non-profit research and advocacy institute. It houses a multi-disciplinary team of activist scholars who have multi-level engagements with civil society groups, reform-minded government officials and government agencies. Today, IPD is engaged in research and advocacy in five strategic areas of work: political reform, local governance, social movements, sustainability and international exchange. Apart from publishing its research outputs, the Institute regularly produces two publications, namely, Political Brief and Work in Progress Papers.
Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
The Centre for Civil Society is an independent, non-profit, research and educational organisation devoted to improving the quality of life for all citizens of India by reviving and reinvigorating civil society. It is an evolving network of associations and institutions of family and community, of production and trade, and of piety and compassion.
Transparency International (TI)
Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. The site offers a news room, a media centre, regional pages, different tolls and publications which are downloadable.
Ashoka is leading a profound transformation in society. In the past three decades, the global citizen sector, led by social entrepreneurs, has grown exponentially. Rather than leaving societal needs for the government or business sectors to address, social entrepreneurs are creating innovative solutions, delivering extraordinary results, and improving the lives of millions of people. The site offers a range of materials presenting the stories of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and discussing the transformation of the citizen sector.
AccountAbility works to develop new thinking, tools and connections that enable individuals, institutions and alliances to respond better to global challenges. It works to promote accountability innovations for sustainable development. AccountAbility believes that „civilizing of power“ is critical to reconciling conflict and mobilizing action to address global challenges, from climate change to poverty and from HIV/AIDS to the needs of an aging population. Its vision is of a world of civil power where people have a say in the decisions that impact on them and where decision makers act, and are transparent about their actions, on the issues that matter.