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Millennium Development Goal 8: Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the MDGs

Millennium Development Goal 8: Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the MDGs, a report of the MDG Gap Task Force, was prepared for improving the monitoring of MDG-8. More than 20 UN agencies are represented in the Task Force, including the World Bank and the IMF, as well as the OECD...

Workwithus.org Conference Listings

Scotland's voluntary sector website provides listings of conferences related to NGOs.

ACFID Code of Conduct

The ACFID Code of Conduct is a voluntary, self regulatory industry code for non government development organisations.

G3 Guidelines of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework

The G3 Guidelines of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework provide guidance for organisations to use as the basis for disclosure about their sustainability performance (organisation’s economic, environmental, and social performance), and also provide stakeholders a universally-applicable,...

International Non Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter

International Non Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter resulted from a gathering of INGOs to systematise and reduce the number of structures NGOs must respond to. The INGOs who are signatories to the Charter agree to abide by the following principles: respect for universal principles,...

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business aims to provide practical guidance on CSR to companies operating in the international context. It contains information on how to assess the effects of business activities on others, develop and implement a CSR strategy and...

Quality and Accountability Initiatives: Questions and Answers

Quality and Accountability Initiatives: Questions and Answers, a web resource page, speaks to four of the most widely known inter-agency initiatives to improve accountability, quality and performance in humanitarian action: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian...

Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy

The Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy, created by the Council on Foundations (COF) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC), are designed to increase the accountability and effectiveness of cross-border grantmaking. The document is intended as a voluntary and aspirational...

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, a report to the UN Secretary-General, addresses how the potential of the private sector and entrepreneurship can be unleashed in developing countries, and how the existing private sector can be engaged in meeting this challenge. The...

Malaysia NGO Directory

Malaysia NGO Directory, maintained by Mesara.net, provides ionline nformations and details about Malaysian NGOs.

Free trade helps reduce poverty, says new WTO secretariat study

Free trade helps reduce poverty, says new WTO secretariat study, a WTO news article published in 2000, reports a study published by WTO Secretariat that finds that trade liberalisation helps poor countries to catch up with rich ones and that this faster economic growth helps to alleviate poverty.

UN rapporteur and WTO head debate the impact of trade on hunger

UN rapporteur and WTO head debate the impact of trade on hunger, a news article, reports on the debate on the impact of trade on hunger between UN rapporteur and WTO head. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, argued that agricultural trade liberalisation hampers...

Iran's Export-Import Regulations

This is an internet directory which lists rules and regulations for importing and exporting goods in Iran. It provides internet resources on conditions and regulations in Iran.

Implementing sustainable private sector development: Striving for tangible results for the poor

The key challenge for private sector development in 2006 is showing tangible, significant results in poverty eradication. Donors, researchers and practitioners have been challenged to focus on making markets work for the poor to consider the underlying rationale of market development strategies and...

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) - Trade Information Database

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) is a California based agency which provides information and tools to train and prepare individuals / companies for international trade. The site also has some useful links to Export/Import Guides and to the US Customs Guide to Importing and...

Cash and vouchers in emergencies

This paper is the final product of a three-year research project looking into when the option of giving people money instead of, or as well as, in-kind assistance is feasible and appropriate. A strong body of evidence is starting to emerge to indicate that providing people with cash or vouchers...

The politics of principle: the principles of humanitarian action in practice

This report is the synthesis report of an independent study by ODI into humanitarian principles. In recent years there has been an outpouring of reflection on principles by humanitarian agencies, and attempts in several countries by groups of agencies to develop a more explicitly ‘principled’...

Doing Business with the Poor: A Field Guide

Doing Business with the Poor: A Field Guide encourages "sustainable livelihoods (SL) business", that is, doing business with the poor in ways that benefit the poor and benefit the company. It discusses how successful SL business models focus on core competencies, partner across sectors and localise...

Public-Private Partnerships: Meeting in the Middle

Public-Private Partnerships: Meeting in the Middle was offered as a means of stimulating discussion about partnerships at the World Economic Forum's 2003 Meeting in Davos. The document attempts to define public-private partnerships, provide examples of such partnerships and suggest questions that...

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...