To begin your research, use these introductions to development studies topics. Some include bibliographies for further reading.
- Encyclopedia of international development
- Guide to international development: terms and acronyms: Pacific focus
- Encyclopedia of the developing world
- Encyclopedia of postcolonial studies
- Fifty key concepts in gender studies
- Greenwood encyclopedia of women's issues worldwide
- Handbook of gender and women's studies
- Multimedia encyclopedia of women in today's world
- Sage handbook of gender and education
- A to Z of the United Nations
- Dev-zone directory of international development NGOs
- Encyclopedia of the United Nations and international agreements
- Historical dictionary of international organizations in Asia and the Pacific
- International organizations: a dictionary and directory
- World Trade Organization: issues and bibliography
- Dictionary of human rights
- Historical dictionary of human rights and humanitarian organizations
- Human rights worldwide: a reference handbook
- Human and civil rights: essential primary sources
- Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods
- Sage encyclopedia of social science research methods
- A-Z of social research: a dictionary of key social science research concepts
- See further titles listed in Sage Knowledge research methods and evaluation
Publications, data and statistics, conventions, and reports are available for these IGOs (Inter-Governmental Organisations) and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).
The UN's goals include sustainable development and poverty alleviation.
- United Nations
- UN Chronicle
- UN News Centre
- World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
- Yearbook of the United Nations
- DESA Social Policy and Development Division
- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
- United Nations Development Programme
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- UN Women
- World Health Organisation
- European Union
- Commonwealth Secretariat
- Council of Europe
- Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
- European Court of Human Rights
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
- Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
- World Trade Organization
- African Development Bank Group
- Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
- Arab Monetary Fund
- Asian Development Bank
- Bank for International Settlements
- Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD)
- East African Development Bank
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- Inter-American Development Bank (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) (IDB)
- Islamic Development Bank
- World Bank Group
- Bank Information Center
- Bretton Woods Project
- CEE Bankwatch Network
- Global Governance Watch
NGOs, treaties, human rights.
- Human Rights Watch
- Social Watch
Gender and poverty.
- Amnesty International
- Beyond 2015
- British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND)
- Council for International Development (NZ)
- Red Cross
- Save the Children
- Small Enterprise Foundation
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