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Alternative Finance Website - The Alternative Finance website hosts over 250 articles on microfinance in English and Spanish. Researchers and practitioners can access material which helps to promote alternative sustainable finance services around the world.

AfroGreenVision - A website whose mission is to plant positive seeds of change, provide new perspectives and encourage Africans to embrace sustainable development.

Alertnet - Alertnet is an online news and information service for the disater relief community. Alertnet is run and funded by Reuters.

Book Aid International

Centre for Alternative Technology - The main UK-focused organization working on alternative technology issues. A great place to visit in person, as well as on the web.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

FAO Publications - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations publishes many books which will be useful to people working in development.

IP3 - Institute for Public-Private Partnerships
An international training and consulting firm that focuses on fostering public-private partnership opportunities in the environmental (water/sanitation and solid waste), energy, transportation, technology, and social sectors.

Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex Online Bookshop
The IDS Online Bookshop has many titles on development research.

International Development Research Centre, Ottawa - IDRC is one of the world's leading development research institutions. Intermediate Technology Publications is the European agent for IDRC Books.

International Labour Organisation

ITDG Peru - ITDG's Peru Office has a well-developed web site with many features. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen - Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam - The Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam is the major Dutch ethnographical institution. As well as an excellent museum, it has a major publishing programme including titles on culture and anthropology, health and rural development, gender issues, and on agriculture and rural development.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

RedR-Engineers for Disaster Relief - Relieves suffering in disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and effective relief personnel to humanitarian aid agencies worldwide.

ROUTES - A selection of top websites on Economic Development compiled by the Open University.

Shell Foundation Sustainable Energy Programme - The Sustainable Energy Programme is the major grant-making programme of the Shell Foundation. The two goals of the SEP are to help society's efforts to find solutions to the environmental impacts of growing energy use, and to help overcome poverty in developing countries by increasing access to more sustainable energy sources.

Sustainable Development International

Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management (SKAT) - SKAT, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has programmes in a number of technical areas which complement the work of ITDG, including building technology, waste management and micro-hydro power.

TALC - Teaching-aids At Low Cost - TALC specializes in providing low-cost books and other materials for use by health workers worldwide. Subjects covered include Medicine, Community Health, Women's Health, Child Health, AIDS and Disability issues.

Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) - TIFAC is a registered scoiety under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. TIFAC brings out regular specialised Technology Forecasting (TF), Technology Assessment (TA) & Techno-Market Survey (TMS) reports in various fields of seo service technologies, apart from various other technology development programmes including "Technology Vision for India upto 2020" - a series of Technology Forecasting Documents.

Third World Information Project - a downloadable catalog index of books, e-books and articles on 3rd world agricultural and non-agricultural development, from ITDG, VITA, CTA, and SKAT.

UK Department for International Development (DFID)

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

World Bank

World Health Organisation


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