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Virtual Library on Microcredit

The Virtual Library on Microcredit is an online resource published by the Global Development Research Centre. The Library collects articles, conference reports, case studies, publications on microcredit issues and lists of microcredit organisations. It also provides links to internet resources...

Inclusive Business: Profitable business for successful development

Inclusive Business: Profitable business for successful development, a paper published by The Alliance for Inclusive Business and the WBCSD, defines Inclusive Business as one that seeks to contribute to poverty alleviation by including lower-income communities within its value chain while not losing...

Business and Poverty: Opening markets to the poor

Business and Poverty: Opening markets to the Poor, an issue of Development Outreach published by the World Bank Institute, discusses how companies can operate profitably in emerging market economies, while enhancing the well-being of the poor by nurturing them as producers and consumers. The...

The Hard Work of Measuring Social Impact

Professor Alnoor Ebrahim of Harvard Business School explains how he thinks non-profit managers should respond to increasing demands from donors to measure social performance. The concepts he examines in a recent article include: * Rather than simply complying with the demands of the most...

Nonprofit Networking: The New Way to Grow

How can a nonprofit increase its social impact? Many would say it needs to grow big to be strong. Instead, says Harvard Business School professor Jane Wei-Skillern, the answer could be in the power of strategic networks.

The Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the largest and oldest student-led business plan competition providing mentoring, exposure, and prizes for social ventures from around the world. The competition aims to catalyse the creation of social ventures, educate future leaders and build...

Social Enterprise Summit 2010

With over 730 attendees the 2010 Summit was the bigges event organised by the Enterprise Alliance. Social entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from over 30 countries around the world convened for three days in April, attending sessions and panels, sharing ideas and making connections. Most importantly,...

Citi Dhaka arranges loan for NGO micro-finance institution

In July 2009, Citi Dhaka helped arrange a syndicated loan (subscribed by a group of local banks) for $21.7 million for BURO, a not-for-profit that is one of the fastest growing microfinance institutions in Bangladesh. BURO Bangladesh is a specialized micro-finance institution that provides high...

R.E.A.C.T. Peru Earthquake

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the central south coast of Peru on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 at 6:40 p.m. With its epicentre 167 km south west of Lima, the earthquake has caused major devastation in the region. Hundreds have been killed and injured. More than 85,000 people...

Mining minerals and sustainable development in Southern Africa

Report of the regional mining minerals and sustainable development process: Volume 1 focuses on the unique problems and opportunities of the South African mining context. It identifies the current trends in mining and makes future projections for growing sustainability efforts in this sector.

Ministers to Discuss Ways to Overcome Supply Side Constraints to Trade

Ministers to Discuss Ways to Overcome Supply Side Constraints to Trade, a news article, reports that trade and industry ministers from the world’s poorest countries met in Cambodia seeking solutions to common problems they face in integrating their economies into the global trading system.

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Complete Reference Guide to Concepts, Codes and Organisations

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Complete Reference Guide to Concepts, Codes and Organisations is the world’s first complete reference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), compiled by the Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs. The entries have been written by leading...

Millennium Development Goals Report 2008

Millennium Development Goals Report 2008 is a report based on a master set of data that has been compiled by an Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, in response to the wishes of the General Assembly...

Afghanistan map

This site provides a map of Afghanistan, published by the UN Cartographic Section. The map is in PDF format for easy printing and viewing.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international development federation which provides skilled volunteers to advise and train local individuals within developing countries.

Natural Hazards Education & Research Co-Operative (NHERC)

Natural Hazards Education&Research Co-Operative (NHERC) provides information and educational material about disasters and how to cope with disasters. NHERC's website has links to many sites concerned with disaster monitoring and relief.

Humanitarian Information Unit (US Department of State)

Humanitarian Information Unit (US Department of State) serves as a US Government interagency centre to identify, collect, analyse, and disseminate information to assist decision-makers and partners in preparation for and in response to humanitarian emergencies worldwide, and to promote best...

Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS)

Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS) provides internet access to the data collected for the FEWS NET project. The FEWS NET is a multi-disciplinary project that collects, analyzes, and distributes regional, national, and sub-national information to decision makers about potential or current...


TravLang provides a variety of comprehensive language resources for travellers and students interested in learning a foreign language.

UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) - TRAINS (TRade Analysis and INformation System) - Guatemala page

The TRAINS country notes summarise the trade control measures, tariffs and other import regulations.