Development IGOs and NGOs

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United Nations
United Nations Bodies
European Union
IGOs
Development Banks
Watch Groups
NGOs
Databases
Citing official publications

United Nations building
Photographer: Stephano Corso.
The IGOs (Inter-Governmental Organzsations) and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organzations) listed on this page are those involved with development.

Most links are to internet sites, and will incur internet charges.

When the University of Auckland Library holds an item, the link to Voyager goes to the record in the Library catalogue Voyager.

United Nations (UN) Top of page

UN logo
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The United Nations is a multilateral inter-governmental organization. The UN's goals include sustainable development and poverty alleviation.
UN web site

News

Publications

Watch Groups

Watch groups are groups that monitor the activies of another organization or group of organizations.


United Nations Bodies Top of page

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Top of page

The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations' global development network. UNDP publishes the Human Development Report, which focuses on key development issues.

UNDP web site

Publications

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Top of page

The International Monetary Fund fosters economic growth and high levels of employment.

IMF web site

News

Publications

Watch Groups

World Health Organization (WHO) Top of page

The World Health Organization provides leadership on global health issues.

WHO web site

News

  • Press release = Communiqué de presse (Voyager)

Publications

United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) Top of page

The Centre for Regional Development conducts research and training in local and regional development targeting developing and transitional economies.

UNCRD web site

Publications

UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs. Division for Social Policy and Development Top of page

The Division for Social Policy and Development fosters international cooperation for social development.

Division for Social Policy and Development web site

United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Top of page

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region.

ESCAP web site

Publications

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Top of page

The Food and Agriculture Organization helps developing countries modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.

FAO web site

Publications

  • The State of Food and Agriculture: Review and Outlook (Voyager)

International Labour Organization (ILO) Top of page

The International Labour Organization (ILO) promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights

ILO web site

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Top of page

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is the the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all.

OHCHR web site

News

Publications

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Top of page

UNIDO mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote productive employment, a competitive economy and a sound environment. The Organization focuses on poverty reduction through productive activities, trade capacity-building, energy and environment.

UNIDO web site

News

Publications


European Union (EU) Top of page

The European Union is a multilateral governmental organization. The main institution of the European Union is the European Council.

EU web site

News

Publications

Watch Groups

Concord

web site

European federation of relief and development agencies.


 

IGOs (Inter-Governmental Organizations)

World Trade Organization (WTO) Top of page

The World Trade Organization is an international organization responsible for overseeing the rules governing trade between nation states.

WTO web site

News

Publications

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Top of page

OECD logo

The OECD is a reliable source of comparable statistics, and economic and social data.

OECD web site

The Library subscribes to OECD's online library Source OECD. Source OECD contains OECD publications reports and databases.

News

Publications

OECD Development Centre Top of page

The OECD Development Centre is a forum where countries come to share their experience of economic and social development policies. The objective is to help decision makers find policy solutions to stimulate growth and improve living conditions in developing and emerging economies.

OECD Development Centre web site

Publications

Commonwealth Secretariat Top of page

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the main intergovernmental agency of the Commonwealth, facilitating consultation and co-operation among member governments and countries.

Commonwealth Secretariat web site

News

Publications

Commonwealth Secretariat publications are of interest to policy-makers, government staff, NGOs, practitioners, and academics.

  • Commonwealth Currents (Voyager)
  • Commonwealth Yearbook (Voyager)
  • Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics (Voyager)

Council of Europe Top of page

The Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.

Council of Europe web site

News

European Court of Human Rights Top of page

European Court of Human Rights web site

Publications

  • Yearbook of the European convention on human rights, the European Commission and European Court of Human Rights (Voyager)

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) Top of page

The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) is a regional inter-governmental organization concerned with the development of the petroleum industry.

OAPEC web site

News

Publications

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Top of page

An international organization of petrol producers.

OPEC web site

Publications

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Top of page

Economic Cooperation Organization is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the Member States.

ECO web site

News

Secretariat of the Pacific Community Top of page

SPC is an international organization that provides technical assistance, policy advice, training and research services to 22 Pacific Island countries and territories in areas such as health, human development, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community web site

News


Development Banks Top of page

World Bank Group Top of page

The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank is made up of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The IBRD focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries, while IDA focuses on the poorest countries in the world.

World Bank Group web site

News

  • News
  • World Bank Press Review
    The World Bank Press Review is a summary of current news collected by the World Bank and published each business day.

Publications

  • World Development Report (Voyager)
  • World Development Indicators (Voyager) Prior to1997 this was published as part of the World Development Report.

Watch Groups

African Development Bank Top of page

The African Development Bank (ADB) is a regional multilateral development finance institution. The Bank’s s mission is to promote economic and social development through loans, equity investments, and technical assistance.

African Development Bank web site

News

Publications

  • African Economic Outlook (Library Database SourceOECD)

East African Development Bank Top of page

The Bank offers a broad range of financial services in the Member States of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with an overiding objective of strengthening socio-economic development and regional integration.

East African Development Bank web site

Publications

Banque Ouest Africaine de Developpement Top of page

La Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) est l'institution commune de financement du développement des Etats de l'Union Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UMOA),

Banque Ouest Africaine de Developpement web site

Arab Monetary Fund Top of page

The Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab organization which aims to promote the development of Arab financial markets.

Arab Monetary Fund web site

Publications

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) Top of page

The AFESD aims to contribute to the financing of economic and social development in the Arab states and countries.

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development web site

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Top of page

The ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.

Asian Development Bank web site

News

Publications

Islamic Development Bank Top of page

Islamic Development Bank web site

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Top of page

The EBRD helps build market economies and democracies in countries from central Europe to central Asia.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development web site

News

Publications

Inter-American Development Bank (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) (IDB) Top of page

The Inter-American Development Bank helps foster sustainable economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Inter-American Development Bank web site

News

Publications

Bank for International Settlements Top of page

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organization which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.

Bank for International Settlements web site

News

Publications


Watch Groups Top of page

Bank Information Center (BIC) Top of page

BIC advocates for the protection of rights, participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of the World Bank, regional development banks, and IMF.

BIC web site

Bretton Woods Project Top of page

The Bretton Woods Project monitors the projects, policy reforms and the overall management of the World Bank and the IMF. It produces a bi-monthly update, the Bretton Woods Update.

Bretton Woods Project web site

Publications

CEE Bankwatch Network Top of page

The CEE Bankwatch Network monitors the activities of the international financial institutions (IFIs) which operate in Central and East Europe.

CEE Bankwatch Network web site

News

Publications

Human Rights Watch Top of page

Human Rights Watch aims to protect the human rights of people around the world. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. In moments of crisis, Human Rights Watch provides up-to-the-minute information about conflicts while they are underway.

Human Rights Watch web site

News

Publications

IFI Watchnet Top of page

IFI Watchnet supports the work undertaken by its participants in their monitoring of international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the IMF, and regional development bank.

IFI Watchnet web site

Publications


NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) Top of page

BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development Top of page

BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development) is the United Kingdom's broadest network of voluntary organisations working in international development.

Publications

Council for International Development (N.Z.) Top of page

CID works to achieve effective high quality international development programmes which focus on the alleviation and eradication of poverty and works to enhance the capacity and participation of member agencies, the NZ Government and other sectors of the NZ community. Members include most of New Zealand's major Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work in aid and development.

Council for International Development (N.Z.) web site

Publications

  • Development Forum: Newsletter of the Council for International Development and the Development Resource Centre (Voyager)

Oxfam (UK) Top of page

Oxfam is a global movement of people fighting poverty.

Oxfam (UK) web site

Publications

Oxfam New Zealand Top of page

Oxfam New Zealand web site

Publications


Databases Top of page


Citing official publications Top of page

 

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