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Impartial access to data and information relating to humanitarian aid

Impartial access to data and information relating to humanitarian aid
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Advocacy Project - A Voice for the Voiceless | - Home lawanddevelopment.org - exploring the links between law and economic development Official, IGO & NGO Resources - Development Studies - Guides at Emory University - Main Library (Woodruff) Directories/Lists Directory of Development Organizations lists almost 54,000 organizations involved in development. For easier referencing, the directory has been divided into 6 geographical sections: Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania. For each of the regions contacts have been annotated by the following 9 categories: (1) international organizations; (2) government institutions; (3) private sector support organizations (including fairtrade); (4) finance institutions; (5) training and research centres; (6) civil society organizations; (7) development consulting firms (including references to job opportunities and vacancy announcements); (8) information providers (development newsletters/journals); and, (9) grantmakers. Some Other Guides to Development Related Agencies: Canadian International Development Agency USAID@United Nations General Assembly, 9/2010, President Obama Selected International Agencies Topics e.g.

Shelter | Aid Workers Network This page focuses on where to find in-depth information (web sites, books, journal articles and other publications) on shelter options during a crisis situation. This page was authored by a volunteer from the AWN community. Updates and new pages are welcomed! On this page: Transitional settlement for displaced populationsSphere standards on shelter UNHCR Handbook for EmergenciesEngineering in Emergencies ODI Good Practice Review 6 UN Guidelines for 'Shelter after Disaster'USAID Field Operations GuidePlastic Sheeting - use and procurementFamily Tents - a Guide Transitional Settlement for Displaced Populations A comprehensive manual on all aspects of shelter and settlement for displaced people is at www.shelterlibrary.org (or www.shelterproject.org - click on 'transitional settlement: displaced populations'). Shelter Centre are a leading NGO dealing with emergency shelter. Sphere Minimum Standards The Sphere Project, revised edition. UNHCR Handbook for Emergencies 'Engineering in Emergencies'

Home Development Studies Journal Ranking Table The following represents a first attempt at a “league table” for development studies journals. Basis - Selection was on the basis of development studies journals that appear in various other tables or lists. However, development economics journals (inc. Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics, and The Developing Economies) were not included. - Citation score is calculated by taking papers published in each journal in 2008 and identifying how many times each paper is cited in Google Scholar. - All papers published in 2008 were used if less than 20 were published; a sample of at least 20 building outwards from the mid-year issues was used if more than 20 were published. - One anomalous paper, with over 10 times the citations of any other (a pattern not seen in any other journal), was omitted from African Development Review. - This exercise will be repeated and expanded in future years. Notes Reflections Other Data Like this:

Journal of Third World Studies New « ATWS Volume XXX, Number 1: Spring 2013Volume XXX, Number 2: Fall 2013 Dr. Harold Isaacs, Editor A scholarly and provocative periodical on Third World Problems and Issues, the pioneering effort in Third World Studies. Journal of Third World Studies (ISSN 8755-3449) is published bi-annually, Spring and Fall, by the Association of Third World Studies, Inc., P.O. Yearly subscription rates: $45.00. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Examples: Books: 1.J. Journal Articles:2. Chapters within books:3.Z. Newspaper articles:4.Carley Farrell, “Third World Studies Meeting in Ghana Makes History,” Americus Times-Recorder, December 9, 2009. Website:: 5.Harold Isaacs, ”Twenty-Seventh Annual ATWS Meeting in Ghana a Great Success,”Announcements section, ATWS website: Immediate repeat of preceding citation: Ibid. Repeat of citation after intervening citation:10. 10. To become a member of ATWS, please click here:Membership Application

Corporate Citizenship | Sustainability, simplified. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Programme At INTERPOL, we are working to identify, disrupt and dismantle transnational organized networks behind the trafficking in illicit goods. Trafficking in illicit goods, is a generic term used by INTERPOL to describe all types of illicit trade. It includes such practices as counterfeiting (trademark infringements), piracy (copyright infringements), smuggling of legitimate products and tax evasion. Selling fake or counterfeit products as the real thing is one aspect of this crime; so is selling genuine goods on the black market to avoid paying taxes. By avoiding regulatory controls the criminals behind these activities typically peddle often dangerous goods with a complete disregard for the health and safety of consumers. All levels of society are impacted by trafficking in illicit goods. A clear link has been established between the trafficking of illicit goods and transnational organized crime. News 03 April 2014 INTERPOL casebook highlights links between illicit trade and organized crime

Programs & Activities | MCC | Washington, DC African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) Approved by Congress in 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA, provides reforming African countries with access to the U.S. market. It supports U.S. businesses by encouraging Africa’s economic and commercial reforms. Aid Effectiveness Since its creation in 2004, MCC has been advancing and accelerating the conversation on aid effectiveness. Beneficiary Analysis Beneficiary Analysis is most commonly used to estimate the impact of projects on the poor, but it has broader applicability that allows a determination of impact on populations of particular interest, such as women, the aged, or children. Country-Led Poverty Reduction Country ownership—or country-led development—has been broadly embraced by the international donor community as a critical element of international development aid. Democracy One of MCC’s core principles is that aid is most effective in countries with a sound commitment to accountable and democratic governance. Gender

Access to justice Disadvantaged groups are particularly likely to face problems accessing justice institutions. These groups can be excluded because institutions are remote, slow and unaffordable, or because they are biased and discriminatory. Other barriers to justice occur when disadvantaged groups are not aware of their rights, or where justice institutions and processes are intimidating or unnecessarily complex. Page contents Where is a good place to start? This paper categorises the barriers that need to be addressed in order to promote access to justice. Abregu, M. 2001, 'Barricades or Obstacles: The Challenges of Accessible Justice', in R. This paper explains why justice is so important for poor people and introduces a broad range of responses in the areas of legal and institutional reform and legal literacy. The following book critically discusses the state of access to formal and informal justice and the availability of judicial remedies for the poor and excluded in South Asia. Legal empowerment

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