AlertNet is a free humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation covering crises worldwide. The award-winning website provides trusted news and information on natural disasters, conflicts, refugees, hunger, diseases and climate change.
American Human Development Project
The American Human Development Project is dedicated to stimulating fact-based public debate about and political attention to issues that affect people’s well-being and access to opportunity in the United States.
British Library for Development Studies
The extensive holdings have been built up since 1966 and constitute Europe's most comprehensive research collection on development issues, providing an unparalleled range and depth of coverage.
Center for International Development at Harvard University
The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University works to generate shared and sustainable prosperity in developing economies.
Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress
The Commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress has been created at the beginning of 2008 on French government's initiative.
Development and Transition
Development and Transition is a joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Europe and the CIS and the London School of Economics (LSE). It aims to be a forum for policy-oriented discussions and debates about the nature, evolution and challenge of development and transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and also in Turkey.
Developmentdata.org provides easy access to free, reliable developing country data (data you must pay for are not listed here). The data linked to are provided by reputable international organisations and research institutions and data documentation is available for all the data.
Devex is the largest provider of business intelligence and recruitment services to the development community; serving a majority of the world’s leading donor agencies, companies, NGOs and development professionals with a mission to bring greater efficiency to international development.
DevInfo is a database system endorsed by the United Nations Development Group for monitoring human development. It is a tool for organizing, storing and presenting data in a uniform way to facilitate data sharing at the country level across government departments, UN agencies and development partners.
Difrent is the global broadcasting platform for music for social change, a one-stop where artists, activists, and organizations come together to advance local initiatives around the world on a constant basis through music and video releases.
Directory of Development Organizations
The directory of development organizations, listing 51.500 development organizations, has been prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work.
Electronic Development & Environment Information System
Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. Eldis is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.
Escuela Virtual para América Latina y el Caribe
La Escuela Virtual para América Latina y el Caribe es una iniciativa de la Dirección Regional del PNUD que brinda capacitación en ciencias aplicadas para la transformación social en tres áreas académicas: Desarrollo Humano (DH), Gobernabilidad Democrática (GD) y Prevención de Crisis y Recuperación (CPR).
Global Progress Research Network
The Global Progress Research Network (GPRNet) aims to strike the balance of achieving progress which incorporates economic strength, environmental sustainability, equity and social well-being.
Human Development and Capability Association
The Human Development and Capability Association is an association that promotes research from many disciplines on problems related to impoverishment, justice, and well-being.
Institute of Development Studies
When IDS was established in 1966, it was one of the first institutes of its kind. The IDS vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and sustainable growth promotes human wellbeing.
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
International Institute for Sustainable Development
IISD promotes change towards sustainable development in the creation and implementation of policies that are simultaneously beneficial to the global economy, the global environment and to social well-being.
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
The Indices of Social Development (ISD) hosted by ISS bring together 200 indicators, synthesising them into a usable set of measures to track how different societies perform along five dimensions of social development.
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development
Macro Data Guide
The guide will jump-start your data search by providing you with an overview of extant data sources as well as instant insight to their quality and comparability.
OECD - Measuring the Progress of Societies
The Global Project on "Measuring the Progress of Societies" seeks to become the world wide reference point for those who wish to measure, and assess the progress of their societies.
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
OPHI is a new economic research centre within the Oxford Department of International Development at Oxford University.
Praxis Resources For Social & Economic Development
PRAXIS provides access to a vast array of archival resources on international and comparative social development.
ReliefWeb is your source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis. Our goal is to help you make sense of humanitarian crises worldwide.
Rio+20 - The Future We Want
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet.
The South Centre has grown out of the work and experience of the South Commission and its follow-up mechanism, and from recognition of the need for enhanced South-South co-operation.
Third World Network
Established in 1984, TWN is an international think-tank and research centre on issues relating to development. It specialises in issues relating to the global economy as well as to the environment.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.
Visualizing.org is a community of creative people working to make sense of complex issues through data and design… and it’s a shared space and free resource to help you achieve this goal.
Wikigender is a project initiated by the OECD Development Centre to facilitate the exchange and improve the knowledge on gender equality-related issues around the world.
Wikiprogress is a global platform for sharing information in order to evaluate societal progress. It is a place to find information and statistics to facilitate the exchange of ideas, initiatives and knowledge on “measuring the progress of societies”.