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Promotora del Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica (PROCOMER)

Promotora del Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica (PROCOMER) website provides general information on importing to Costa Rica. The site has a large index of air freight and shipping companies that transport goods in and out of Costa Rica. Also the site provides up to date information on Costa Rica's...

R.E.A.C.T. Haiti Earthquake

On January 12th, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck 17km south-west of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Tens of thousands are feared dead, many more are injured, and unknown numbers are still buried under the rubble. The entire capital appears damaged or destroyed, including...

Tax Act - Canada

This website of the Canadian Revenue Agency provides information on Canadian income tax laws relating to charities and donations of gifts-in-kind. Summary of policies, listing of registered Canadian charities and forms are also provided.

Proposals for Funding Guidelines

Proposals for Funding Guidelines is a detailed paper, prepared by the Seattle Community Network, which sets out how to prepare an effective proposal document.


Aesthethika is an online journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study and research of culture, subjectivity and aesthetics. Aesthethika was created by the faculty and the doctoral students from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,IL, USA. ...

Doing Business in Bolivia - a Country Commercial Guide for US Companies

Doing Business in Bolivia - a Country Commercial Guide for US Companies is aimed at US companies involved in trading with Bolivia but it also contains useful regional information on trade, laws, business travel and other issues relating to Bolivia.

Gift-in-Kind Standards - Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organisations

Gift-in-Kind Standards is a document produced by the Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organisations that provides information about the valuation practices, required documentation, revenue & expense recognition, disclosures, and service fees in respect of gift-in-kind (GIK)...

Diplomatic List: Embassy and Consular Contacts in the USA

The Office of the Chief of Protocol publishes the Diplomatic List, which contains a complete list of the accredited diplomatic officers of foreign embassies within the United States, and publishes Foreign Consular Offices, a complete listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States.

Even in Chaos: Education in Times of Emergencies

Even In Chaos is a book edited by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., President of the CIHC, advocating the importance of education in times of emergency.

Humanitarian Shipments: Technical Advice for U.S. Exporters

This website sets out the legal requirements for humanitarian shipments from the USA and provides advice to organisations intending to make such shipments, both businesses and NGOs, and points out that all organisatons must conduct proper due diligence on the importer or receiving organisation to...

Canadian Tax Act (relevant to NGOs)

This bulletin discusses the tax consequences of making a gift in kind to charity or others and the valuation of that gift.

FedEX Packaging Tips

A resource provided by FedEX that includes downloadable guides containing guidance on how to pack, seal and label packages for shipment. The page also includes general guidelines on restricted shipments and size and weight limits.

Guide to corporate human rights impact assessment tools

This publication presents an overview of the existing Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) tools for business. It is intended to assist business managers of (multinational) corporations and their stakeholders to find their way in the world of Human Rights Impact Assessments, and provides advice...

Water and sustainable development: A business perspective

"Scarce, cheap, and wasted. In too many places water is a triple paradox," says this updated WBCSD paper on water, which was originally prepared for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in April 2004. Its message is straightforward: with no water there can be no business.

Sanitation case studies: It is time for business to act

In 2008, the UN International Year of Sanitation, the WBCSD highlighted this important issue, and saw this advocacy effort as an excellent opportunity for companies to get involved and make a positive difference.

Getting Aid Right

Getting Humanitarian Aid Right is a blog that offers a series of real time reflections on the humanitarian aid business: what it does well, where it fails and where is needs to learn fast. Recent posts include comments on the way in which aid in Haiti is working, and a review of a report on...

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) is the official journal of the International Research Committee on Disasters (IRCD). IJMED focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of relatively sudden collective stress situations typically referred to as disasters or mass...

Draft Two SFTMS (Sustainable Fair Trade Management System) Standard

SFTMS is the new worldwide standard for the independent certification of organisations which demonstrate Fair Trade business practices. The requirements of this standard are applicable to any organisation applying Fair Trade principles in all its business processes regardless of the nature of...

The impact of fair trade on producers and their organizations: A case study with Coocafé in Costa Rica

This study examines the impact of 10 years of fair trade in coffee in Costa Rica and reveals the importance of organisational development support for the stakeholders of the nine Costa Rican coffee co-operatives.

Microcredit Summit

Micro credit programmes offer small loans, and other financial services such as savings, to very poor people for self-employment projects that generate income, allowing them to care for themselves and their families. The Micro credit Summit Campaign brings together micro credit practitioners,...