Development Studies Internet Resources

Prof. William A. Joseph | Department of Political Science | Wellesley College



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Development Studies Internet Resources: Alphabetical List

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT

About Multi-Lateral Development Banks (World Bank)


African Development Bank

afrol News

Alternative Radio Broadcasts on Development


Ann Hastings, "Eradicating Global Poverty"

Arab Democracy Barometer

Arts For Global Development

Asian Barometer

Asian Development Bank

Association for Women in Development (AWID)

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid)

Bertelsmann Stiftung Foundation Country Reports

Blood and Milk: identifying what works in international development (Blog)

Big Picture TV Videos on Development

Boston Network for International Development (BNID)


Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)

British Library for Development Studies

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Multimedia

Centre for Micro Finance (CMF)

CIA World Factbook

Chris Blattman, Research, international development, foreign policy, and violent conflict

The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development

Cingranelli-Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Dataset

Commitment to Development Index

CGAP: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

Corruption Perceptions Index

Current TV

Dani Rodrik's weblog Unconventional thoughts on economic development and globalization

Democratic Governance (UNDP)

Democracy Now

Department of State Country Background Notes


Development Bank for Southern Africa

Development blogs you should read (Owen Barder)

Development Economics and Economic Development

Development Research Institute(New York University)

Development Gateway

DFID - UK Department for International Development

Directory of Development Organizations

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

E-journals Development-related- free access (The British Library for Development Studies)

Earth Institute (Columbia University)

Economist Intelligence Unit Index of Democracy (PDF)

ELDIS (University of Sussex)

ELDIS Regional and Country Profiles

Elections by Country - Wikipedia

End Poverty 2015 Millennium Campaign

Environmental Protection Index

Ethnologue: Languages of the World

Europa World

Failed States Index

A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany)

Financing Facility for Remittances (IFAD) Videos on the People, Issues, and Ideas Changing the Planet

Ford Foundation

Freedom in the World


The Garrett Hardin Society

Gates Foundation

Gender Action

Gender and Development

Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM)

Gender-related Development Index (GDI)

GeoHive: Global Statistics

Geoportal/United Nations Environmental Programme

Girl Effect

Global Citizen Corps

Global Development Commons

Global Development Network

Global Development Research Center

Global EnVision (Blog)

Global Gender Gap

Global Health Facts

Global Impact

Global Politician

Global Poverty Mapping Project

Global Poverty Project

Global Voices

Global Witness

Global Transparency Resource

Globalis - an interactive world map

Globalization Index

Google Public Data Explorer

Governance Matters Indicators

Grameen Bank

Gross National Happiness Project

Groupe Agence Française de Développement (France)

Harvard University Center for International Development

Helen Keller International

Hewlett Foundation Global Development Program

Human Development and Capability Association

Human Development Index (HDI)

Human Development Report Composite Indices (UNDP)

Human Poverty Index (HPI)

Humanitarian and International Development NGOs (Blog)

IFES Election Guide

Impact Your World: Poverty - Special Reports from CNN

Index of Economic Freedom

Institute for Development Studies (University of Sussex)


Inter Press Service

Inter-American Development Bank

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

International Development Graduate Programs (

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

International Financial Institutions Research Site

International Development Ethics Association (IDEA)

International IDEA (The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Third World Studies Journal & Review

International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC)

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Islamic Development Bank

IsraAid: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Jarred Diamond: "Why Did Human History Unfold Differently On Different Continents For The Last 13,000 Years?"

Jefferey Sachs, "The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, Mar 31, 2005

The Joshua Project

Journal of Development Studies

Journal of Human Development

Journal of Peasant Studies

Jubilee Debt Campaign

K-Rep Bank (Kenya)




Library of Congress Country Studies

MASHAV – Israel's Center for International Cooperation

Mercy Corps

MicroPlace: Invest Wisely, End Poverty

Migration and Development

Migration for Development

Millenium Development Goals Monitor

Minorities at Risk Project

MIT World Videos on Development


Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

The Nationalism Project


Nations and Nationalism

New Internationalist

News about International Development (Google News)

News about the MDGs (Google News)

News about Microfinance (Google News)

New York Times Topics: Third World and Developing Countries

NGO Worldline

Nicholas Kristof's Blog: Women and Development

Nike Foundation

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Nothing But Nets

OECD-DAC Aid Statistics

OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Database

OECD Topic: Environment

One Shared World

On the Ground: Nicholas D. Kristof, NY Times

One World Health

Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation)

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD)

Oxford Department of International Development

Oxford Development Studies

Partners For Development

Partners in Health

Peace Corps (US)

Penn World Table

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Plan (UK)

Polity IV Project: Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions, 1800-2007

Population Council

Populations Reference Bureau

Poverty Mapping

Poverty News Blog

Poverty News Blog on Facebook



PRAXIS: Resources For Social and Economic Development

Rehydration Project

Research on Remittances (Pew Hispanic Center)

Róbinson Rojas Archive

Rockefeller Foundation

Rural Development Institute (RDI)

Rural Development Leadership Network

World Bank Agriculture and Rural Development Website

Xavier Sala-i-Martin's Home Page

Save the Children

SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Society for International Development (SID)

The South Centre

Studies in Comparative International Development

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

Swedish Cooperative Development Agency

Stanford Comparative Democracy Project


TED Talks on "Rethinking Poverty"

The Life You Can Save

Third World Network

Third World Quarterly

Trade, Equity, and Development Program (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Trading Economics

UC Atlas of Global Inequality (University of California)

UN Data

UN NGO Database

UNCTAD | United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDEF | United Nations Democracy Fund

UNDP | United Nations Development Programme

UNDP Democratic Governance Programme

UNDP Oslo Governance Centre

UNDP Women's Empowerment

UNICEF | The United Nations Children's Fund

United Nations Foundation

United Nations Human Development Report

United Nations Human Development Reports

United Nations Millenium Development Goals

UNDP: Millennium Development Goals

UNDP Millennium Development Goals Report 2011

UNICEF: Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Millenium Development Goals Indicators

United Nations Populaton Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Statistics Division

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Department of State Office of the Director of US Foreign Assistance

USAID: Family Planning

USAID Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment

US Bureau of the Census International Database

U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Foreign Assistance Dashboard

University of Texas Inequality Project

UN Women

UN Women: Millennium Development Goals

Watching America

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)

What is Good Governance? (UNESCAP)


Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

World Audit

World Bank

World Bank Data & Statistics

World Bank Development Prospects Group on Migration and Remittances

World Bank: Gender and Development

World Bank - Millennium Development Goals

World Bank Research Digest

World Bank Sustainable Development Network (SDN)

World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment

World Development

The World Economy

World Gazetteer

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization: Millennium Development Goals

World Learning International Development Programs

World News Network

World Trade Organization | WTO


Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality (Prof. Branko Milanovic)

WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resource- News Sources

WWW Virtual Library: International Development (Professor Wayne A. Selcher