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Charity Commission Hallmarks of an Effective Charity

This document sets out the standards that will help charity trustees to improve the effectiveness of their charity, and the principles that the regulatory framework of the Charity Commission exists to support.

Partnership Declaration

The Partnership Declaration relates to cross-sector collaboration between different stakeholder groups. The Partnership Declaration is a direct challenge to the corporate business, government and charitable sector to tackle the persistent problems of poverty, environmental degradation and...

The engine of development: The private sector and prosperity for poor people

"The engine of development: The private sector and prosperity for poor people" is a paper publicated by Department for International Development (DFID) emphasizing the role of the private sector in its international development strategy.

Fairtrade Campaigner and Supporter Promotional Materials Manual

Instructions for non-commercial use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on promotional materials (Examples of non-commercial promotional materials are: campaign banners, leaflets, posters, stickers, local authority produced materials, websites)

Central Africa Customs and Tariff Information

This is a website which provides basic customs and tariff information for all countries included in the “French zone” of north and central Africa -- follow the links for customs information under “Afrique Centrale” or “CEMAC” (Communaute Economique et Monitaire de l'Afrique Centrale). Articles and...

Warwick International Development Summit 2007

The University of Warwick hosted the inaugural Warwick International Development Summit over the weekend of 9th-11th March 2007 where 150 students from 11 different countries debated development issues. The event aims to bring together leading actors and thinkers to raise awareness of development...

Funding for NGOs

The website discusses the fundraising issue. A number of courses are also provided there.

Rough Guide to a Better World

Rough Guide to a Better World is a free online book, published by the UK Department for International Development, which clearly explains poverty issues and challenges faced by developing countries. The guide also provides practical suggestions on how to get involved, including short articles and...

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

The UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in two phases: the first phase was in Geneva in December 2003 and the second phase was in Tunis, Tunisia, in November 2005. The purpose was to discuss the impacts of information and communications technology (ICT) and how to bridge the...

ReliefWeb - Niger

A UN project serving the information needs of the humanitarian relief world. Includes a country-by-country guide, with an entry for Niger. It provides the latest updates and information for the country and its humanitarian situation.

Norwegian Development Cooperation

Norwegian Development Cooperation focuses on fighting poverty. It promotes peace and intends to continue its active role in the effort to combat poverty and promote development.

id21 (information for Development in the 21st Century)

id21 is a fast-track research reporting service funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to bring UK-based development research findings and policy recommendations to policymakers and development practitioners worldwide. It has now merged with Eldis and the id21...

OT Africa Line (OTAL)

OT Africa Line (OTAL), a liner operator, transports cargo from Northern Europe to a range of West African coastal ports from Nouakchott in Mauritania to Soyo in Angola It is now operates under the DELMAS brand.

Refugee Experience: Psychosocial Training Module

The Refugee Experience Psychosocial Training Module is a learning package designed for humanitarian workers and refugee policy makers who do not necessarily have a professional background in the social sciences. The content reflects areas of concern that are helpful to be sensitive to in refugee...

European Summer School on EU Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum, Brussels, 4-15 July 2011

The Summer School is an initiative of the Odysseus Network, an academic network established to carry out analysis of and research on the legislation of EU member states relating to immigration and asylum. The Summer School included seminars covering the relevant legislation of the 21 member...

Global Connections

Global Connections is a networking resource site that provides a spectrum of services assisting individuals and groups in missions. This website includes a large directory of member organisations along with a Code of Best Practice to encourage high standards in short-term missions.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - A pictorial history

This website shows more than 50 turbulent years in pictures – UNHCR’s role in refugee crises and the struggle for survival of one of the world’s most vulnerable groups.

Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery

Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies Handbook, published by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, is a set of standards, indicators and guidance notes that articulate the minimum level of educational access and service to be attained in emergencies, through to early...

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Resources

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes materials for different audiences on all aspects of the refugee experience and maintains an extensive library of its publications and related information. Through the UNHCR website it is possible to access handbooks...

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) - meetings and conferences

The ISDR is a programme of the UN which aims at building disaster-resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development -- with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to...