This section is a comprehensive web directory of Global Development actors including Knowledge services, Institutions, Government Agencies and links to Development social media sites.

  • websites Academic

  • websites Advocacy Organisations

    • Aid Rating: Aid Rating, a German based advocacy organisation with the aim to “contribute to better aid by measuring effectiveness/impact of interventions and making them comparable”
    • Open Aid: Promoting transparency in Aid and the use of ‘ICT4D’ this German based NGO carries out extensive consultancy work for within the Development sphere
    • Transparency and Accountability Initiative: A multi-agency funded, collaborative effort established to strengthen the Development process and to ensure it is more democratic. A great online resource
  • websites Development Consultancy

    • Africa Practice: African focused strategic communications company
    • African Initiatives: Social justice organisation specialising in working in small communities.
    • Andrew Pearlman: Andrew Pearlman is a Consultant in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) with experience of working with multiple agencies and NGOs. He is currently based in Cambodia
    • Coffey: A leading Development consultancy organisation, Coffey have built up an international reputation through having worked in over 80 countries
    • Development Initiatives: Leading UK based Development consultancy company that also hosts not for profit development activities
    • Give Well: A US based Chairty ‘evaluator’ that works with charities and NGO’s to maximise their work effectiveness
    • Global Humanitarian Assistance: Site of a programme run by Development Initiatives with the aim of better understanding aid distribution and outcomes
    • Going International: Going International is a resource for NGOs by Bonnie Koenig. The site includes a host of materials that help enable NGOs to operate more effectively
    • ITAD: UK based sustainable development consultancy firm. Clients include the UK Government.
    • Mokoro: This Oxford based consultancy offers a range of services to a wide span of actors in the Global Development sphere including Governments, NGOs, Universities and the Private Sector
    • WYG Group: Site of a leading International Socio-Economic consultancy
  • websites Government Agencies

  • websites Individuals Sites

    • Alanna Shaikh: A self styled Development optimist and skeptic, Alanna writes for a number of Development sites including Blood & Milk and is a Senior Fellow at TED
    • Andrew Pearlman: Andrew Pearlman is a Consultant in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) with experience of working with multiple agencies and NGOs. He is currently based in Cambodia
    • Andy Sumner: Andy Sumner is Research Fellow in the Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Team at the Institute of Development Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Global Development, Washington, DC. This is his IDS page with biography and extensive links to p
    • Caroline Cage: Caroline is a Doctoral student who’s PhD combines her background in Architecture with that of Development. Her site provides updates on her PhD as well as a wide range of projects
    • Edward Carr: Ed Carr is a tenured associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. This site links to much of his published work including details of his book ‘Delivering Development’
    • Grace Bahng: Dr Grace Bahng is Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Azusa Pacific University. Her site includes links to her research, teaching materials and new Global Development blog
    • Ian Scoones: Thorough site by Agriculture specialist Professor Ian Scoones of the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University.
    • Markus Eberhardt: Markus is a Development Economist and a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of African Economics. His site includes to his research and a wealth of links to Economic data
    • Michael Clemens: Michael heads the Migration and Development Initiative at the Center for Global Development where he is a Senior Fellow
    • Nicholas Hess – Notes from the Field: The website and Blog for Nicholas Hess, a recent graduate of the MA in International Development at Sheffield University. Nicholas has contributed to Hii Dunia and his site is an excellent read
    • Ruth Stewart: Dr Ruth Stewart is a Research Consultant currently based at the University of London’s Social Science Research Unit where she has recently published research on the global impact of Microfinance programs
    • Siera Vercillo: A former volunteer with Engineers Without Borders, Siera is now studying for a Masters at IDS. This site reflects her studies and interests,principally Political and Agricultural Development as well as hosting her excellent EWB Blog ‘My Development Diary’
    • Vijaya Ramachandran: Vijaya is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC. Her research concentrates on Private Sector Development in Africa and Food Security. This is her CGD page linking to many of her publications
  • websites Jobs

    • Aid Jobs: A generally useful ‘feeder’ site listing International Development and Aid jobs
    • Aidboard: Colourful and comprehensive Global Development job site
    • AlertNet – Jobs: Reuters powered job site
    • ALNAP – Jobs Page: The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action’s Job listing page
    • Bond – Job Listings: The Job Directory from UK membership organisation ‘Bond’
    • Charity Job – International Development: Well populated International Development Jobs feed from respected UK site Charity Job
    • Devex: Popular International Development job listings page from Development networking site Devex
    • DevJobs: Not a flashy site by any measure. It does however offer daily comprehensive lists of available jobs
    • DevNetJOBS: Large selection of jobs with emphasis on positions in the Developing World
    • Guardian Jobs – Charity Jobs: Virtually unparalleled in the quantity of 3rd Sector Jobs listed both in the UK and Internationally
    • Jobs 4 Development: Truely global Development job listings with effective alerts system
    • Microfinance Gateway – Job Listings: This site should be a first stop for postions in Microfinance – it does however offer more
    • Relief Web International – Jobs: A sophisticated yet intuitive job page advertising a global range of positions
    • Third Sector Jobs: Online International Development jobs page from Third Sector magazine
    • World Service Enquiry: WSE provides an excellent start point for accessing multiple Global Dev job sites
  • websites Knowledge Services

    • Aid Data: Aid Data is a valuable Knowledge Service that attempts to clarify the financial flows of Development finance and Foreign Aid
    • Aid Info: A slick site for UK based ‘Development Initiatives’ Knowledge Service ‘Aid Info’ – dedicated to promoting transparency in Aid distribution and poverty reduction
    • AiDA: AiDA stands for ‘Accessible Information on Development Activities’ and aims to give an overview of who is doing what in the Development sphere. Excellent country by country browsing facility.
    • Aidsportal: A service dedicated to the sharing of research regarding the combat of HIV/Aids
    • Bridge: IDS hosted knowledge service with the aim of promoting gender awareness and human rights
    • British Library for Development Studies: An Institute for Development Studies resource that for nearly 50 years has built up an unrivaled range of Development Literature
    • Climate and Development Knowledge Network: The CDKN aims is a Knowledge Service aimed at providing policy makers in Developing Countries with the latest research on how Climate Change can effect Development
    • Commit 4 Africa: A iniative to hold world leaders to their promises in relation to African development. Site contains a database of agreements made in relation ot the continent.
    • Conflict, Security and Development Group – King's College London: Website of the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King’s College London
    • Dev Reporter: A multi-pronged approach to Development reportage
    • DEVCONDATA: This rather basic blog provides descriptions to data sets valuable to Development Economists. Navigation is aided by a Country by Country breakdown and topic labels
    • Development Gateway: Development Information portal
    • Development Practitioners Forum: An excellent knowledge exchange site for Development Practitioners
    • Eldis: A leading resource for shared Development research, policy ideas and news
    • Evidence on Demand: EoD is a new consultant led Global Development information hub and learning resource with particular focus given to Livelihoods, the Environment and Infrastructure
    • Forum on the Future of Aid: A UK based initiative that facilitates online discussion between donor and recipient country organisations and experts
    • Global Humanitarian Assistance: GHA aims to create a clear perspective on the often messy and complicated processes that characterise Humanitarian Aid. Its striking website delivers clear and relevant information in easy to navigate workstreams. GHA is a Knowledge Service of Developmen
    • Governance and Social Development Resource Centre: The GSDRC is an Australian/UK funded information service. It provides support information to in-field operatives
    • Human Development Resource Centre – DFID: An online resource for DFID advisers. The aim of the site is to offer the latest information and research into Health, nutrition and education. The site is ‘powered’ by IDS amongst others
    • Imp-Act Consortium: With the aim of influencing the provision of Microfinance through collaborative research and teaching this IDS (UK) based service provides an important resource in the form of it’s substantive website
    • Livelihoods Resource Centre: DfID hosted information service dedicated to rural development research
    • Micro Links: A USAid knowledge sharing site with the aim of promoting the organisations’ Microfinance activities
    • Microfinance Gateway: A very large and comprehensive online resource for the Microfinance sector
    • Microfinance Information Exchange: Based in the US this organisation offers inpartial critical information for those involved in Microfinance and MFIs
    • OARE: OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) is a Yale hosted UN project that boasts a large database of published Environmental science research
    • Research to Action: Research to Action (R2A) supported by the UK’s DfID is a far reaching Development blog/knowledge service aimed at actioning thinking in Global Development
    • The Humanitarian Centre: An umbrella organisation linking together Cambridge based NGOs and the University to maximise their efforts on reducing global poverty
    • The Student Initiative: The Student Initiative is an exciting project run on a multi-University basis combining the talents of Students to the challenges of the Development Sphere
    • Why Dev: A great and newly upgraded user content generated site directed at young people where they can share articles and thoughts in an online community environment
  • websites News

    • Africa News: Leading news website for independent African journalism
    • Africa The Good News: Excellent South African based website that aims to promote the positive news from Africa
    • Aid News: News aggigator site that sources from over 50 different Development and Aid news feeds
    • Aid Workers Network – Blog Aggregator: The Aid Workers Network aggregates many personal blogs onto this one page
    • Baobab: Excellent African news blog from articles in The Economist
    • DAC News: DACnews has the latest news, statistics and best practice recommendations from the OECD DAC.
    • Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS): This daily digest of emailed Global Development and Aid related news is thoughtfully compiled by Mark Goldberg of UN Dispatch and Tom Murphy. The Digest is a paid for service but is invaluable for those with limited time
    • Development Blogs: Essentially an Aggregator for Development related articles – very useful!
    • Developments: Developments magazine is published by DFID quarterly and is aimed explaining the work of DFID and introducing Development topics to a wider audience
    • EFA Global Monitoring Report: Supported by UNESCO the Education for All Global Monitoring Report links together the best research on Global Education attainment
    • Glocal Times: The Glocal Times is an online newspaper based at Malmö University looking at and promoting the integration of Communications technology with Global Development research
    • Humanitarian News: Humanitarian News is a comprehensive and deadicated news aggrigation service that sources from over 1000 sites. A must read for Development Practitioners
    • Inter Press Service: The IPS is an excellent news service that concentrates on news from the Developing World and on issues and news stories surrounding Development and Civil Society
    • IRIN News: UN backed comprehensive humanitarian news site
    • Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS: A must read news website for those involved in M&E as it focuses on evaluations of all types of Development projects. It is managed by independent M&E consultant Rick Davies who includes useful M&E methodology within the site
    • OECD Observer: Online presence of magazine of Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development
    • Poblish – International Development Feed: The International Development RSS Feed put together by Poblish. This is an excellent source of news from a host of Global Development blogs
    • Relief Web: Information service for the Humanitarian sector
    • Reuters Alertnet: Excellent humanitarian and aid news resource
    • SciDev Net: A great news and knowledge exchange site from the Science and Development Network – at the intersection between Global Development and Technology
    • The Discomfort Zone: An excellent online magazine that attempts to project a global perspective on matters concerning the Developing World and International Development
    • The Guardian – Global Development: A joy and a serious breakthrough for Development discourse – a dedicated section in a globally respected newspaper. Global Development in the Guardian teams that paper’s considerable resources the Worlds leading researchers
    • The Huffington Post: The online newspaper Huffington Post’s International Development feed
    • The Non-Profit Press: Press Releases and News Bulletins from Non-Profit Organisations
    • UN Dispatch: United Nations News site offering insights to all things ‘UN’. Includes several engrossing blog feeds.
    • United Nations University – News & Events: A fantastic news resource, with a great archive from the UNU
    • World And Media: An up and coming news site with an aim of promoting Development issues in the mainstream media and giving more focus to Developing Countires (Formerly Connect-World)
    • Zunia: Comprehensive Development information and research exchange
  • websites Online Communities

    • Aid Source: Great new and already large Social Network for humanitarian aid workers – packed with features
    • Aid Workers Network: A British based networking and support site for Aid Workers globally
    • Conversations for a Better World: An online platform with a Global Health and Development slant. Contributors are encouraged to initiate debate and can also ‘guest edit’
    • Dev Reporter: A multi-pronged approach to Development reportage
    • Development Studies Association: The DSA provides a space where people (primarily in the UK and Ireland) with an interest in International Development can meet and share ideas, research and contacts
    • Eldis Community: This is a leading online Development community from the IDS based Eldis knowledge service. The Eldis community is a great place to share research and to connect with others in the sector
    • Evidence-Based Policy in Development Network: This Overseas Development Institute based online community service set up as part of it’s Civil Society Partnership Programme
    • Generation Development: A forum for young professionals and students to voice their thoughts on Global Development, with particular reference given to discussion on policy post Millenium Development Goals
    • Global Development Professionals Network – The Guardian: Another great innovation from the Guardian – broadening their Development website into membership centred resource
    • Health Dev | Key Correspondents Team: The Key Correspondents Team is an initiative run by the International HIV/Aids Alliance. It is an online community of activitists who regularly submit articles relating to Global Health matters, most notably HIV/Aids and TB.
    • Humanitarian Practice Network: The HPN is a peer written and reviewed forum where aid practioners submit papers for covering all aspects of Humanitarian work
    • Knowledge Management for Development (KM4DEV): Extensive social network for those involved with Knowledge Management in Global Development and who wish to share ideas and resources online. Site also provides links to journals and organises workshops
    • M4D – Managing for Development: Started by students at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, ‘M4D’ promotes business and management research that may also be of benefit to alleviating global poverty
    • Macalester Development Group: Based at Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota the MDG are a formalised group of students that share an interest in Global Development. Their site contains links to blogs and initiatives by the group as well as an excellent ‘News and Updates’ page
    • Peace and Collaborative Development Network: Very large professional networking community for people in Global Development and a large number of related areas to share ideas, research and contacts
    • The Development Cafe: A friendly online Development community where members are encouraged to upload and share video, photos and blog posts as well as engage in online discussion – Hii Dunia is a member!
    • The Student Initiative: The Student Initiative is an exciting project run on a multi-University basis combining the talents of Students to the challenges of the Development Sphere
    • Universtiy of Edinburgh International Development Society: The online Forum for the (very busy) University of Edinburgh International Development Society – a great place to find out whats happening in Development Studies at UoE and more
    • Youth Development Voice: The excellent ‘Youth Development Voice’ provides a forum for young people starting out in the Global Development sphere the opportunity to write about their experiences
  • websites Online Resources

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  • websites Research Institutes

  • websites TV / Video

  • websites Voluntary Work Organisations

    • Development in Action: Development in Action has grown to become one of the UK’s foremost global Voluntary organisations. It’s goal is to promote global citizenship and it runs programmes in the UK and India
    • Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship: The Krista Foundation supplies mentoring support and grants for those wishing to volunteer for sustained periods overseas
    • Restless Development: Formerly known as Student Partnership Worldwide, Restless Development is a leading young persons Development voluntary organisation with well established programmes in Asia and Africa
    • Voluntary Service Overseas: The UK’s leading independent voluntary work organisation