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Web resources

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme

Alliance of Small Island States

Andrew Lees Trust – social and environmental projects in Madagascar

The Ashden Awards for sustainable energy

Bali conference on climate change


Eldis research site climate change adaptation case studies

International Institute for Environment and Development climate change pages

International Institute for Sustainable Development – Vulnerability and Adaptation in the South

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management

The Linking Climate Adaptation Network, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

Practical Action – ‘Making knowledge networks work for the poor’

SciDev.Net – Science and Development Network > dossiers > climate change

Seed Savers’ Network

Sudanese youth gangs:
Burundian refugees in Tanzania intimidated into returning home:
Sri Lankan Refugees freed October 23rd 2009:
Let it be known: Internally Displaced Colombian’s speak out:

Climate change and fishing:

Climate change and development:

Guardian Environment section:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: (IPCC):

Department for Energy and Climate Change, UK:

Organisations conducting research on economic policy and poverty reduction

International organisations

African Economic Research Consortium

Has  papers from the ‘Rethinking economic policy in the light of the global  economic and financial crisis’ conference and hosts a database of  researchers in Africa by country

Tel: +254 20 273 4150

Biz/ed – Economic growth versus economic development

Resources, materials, presentations and data for educators and students on economic development

IDRC Globalisation, Growth and Poverty programme

Aims to enable developing countries to promote inclusive economic growth through evidence-based knowledge and its use in policymaking

Tel: +254 20 271 3160 (Regional Office for East and Southern Africa, Nairobi)

International Growth Centre, UK

Ten research programmes on various aspects of growth in the poorest countries, including Tanzania, Ghana and Pakistan

Tel: +44 20 7955 6988

International Labour Organization Global Job Crisis Observatory

Website (updated weekly) providing information on the impact of the financial crisis on jobs and policy responses

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

UNDP centre with wide range of country and thematic studies on how the benefits of growth can be fairly shared

Tel: + 55 61 2105 5000

Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK

Conducts analysis on the impact of the global financial crisis and runs a Growth and Equity Research Programme

Tel: +44 20 7922 0300

Internet platform on how programmes and policy dialogue can be pro-poor

South Centre

Intergovernmental organisation of developing countries providing policy support on various aspects of economic development

Tel: +41 22 791 8050

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Analyses international aspects of development and growth, especially trade and finance. Publishes a Least Developed Country Report and Trade and Development Report annually with in-depth analysis

World Bank

PovertyNet – Achieving Shared Growth: World Bank website with reports, analysis and statistics on global poverty:

National organisations


Institute of Economic Affairs

Promotes debate on economic policies and issues, eg trade, budgeting and regulation, and provides research for policy-makers, including MPs

Tel: +254 20 271 7402

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis

Provides public policy advice to the government of Kenya and the private sector

Tel: +254 20 271 9933/4, +254 20 271 4714/5


Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos

Carries out and promotes research on various aspects of economic and social development

Tel: + 258 21 328 894 (in Portuguese)


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)

Works on a range of Pakistan related economic issues

Tel: +92 51 924 8051

Collective for Social Science Research

Areas of research interest include economics, gender, labour, migration, poverty and urban governance

Tel: +92 21 455 1482


Economic and Social Research Foundation

Works to strengthen capacity in policy analysis and enhance understanding of policy options, producing research on various aspects of economic development, growth and poverty reduction

Tel: +255 22 276 0260

Research on Poverty Alleviation

Conducts research on poverty and pro-poor growth

Tel: +255 22 270 0083


Economic Policy Research Centre

Provides research evidence on the economic challenges facing Uganda

Tel: +256 41 540 141

Makerere Institute of Social Research

Runs research programme on macro- and micro-economic development, looking at the relationship between economic reforms, growth and poverty


Economics Association of Zambia

Works to promote the socio-economic development of Zambia by undertaking research, training, education, publication and consultancy in the field of economics

Tel: +26 21 122 5305

Zambian Economist

Aims to provide a platform for exchanging ideas on politics and economics, and welcomes blog submissions