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Land reform briefings


External links to sustainable social development and the participation of civil society

bulletAmazing top level sources 
bulletSocial and Cooperative Economy
bullet Cooperative and Social Economy Research Centres
bulletUK University - Development Study Department Link Pages
bulletSustainable Development
bulletSocial Development
bulletCivil Society
bulletThought Provoking Papers
bulletWomen in Development
bulletSources of books
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International development (Moreover)
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Global info

Amazing top level sources of links

bulletThe Monitoring and Evaluation (mande) consortium: You can have updates emailed.
bulletThe Danida supported Eldis clearing house from IDS:
bulletThe DFID supported site at IDS - ID21:
bulletThe DFID supported Development Information Update
bulletUNDP's Human Development Report:
bulletWashington based PACT disseminates quality resources to development practitioners
bulletThe Thirdworld Network site in Penang, Malaysia - a great jumping off site for Asia -
bulletIndia's National Institute of Rural Development
bulletAfrican Journals Online
bulletDanida, UN Habitat and Gov. of Uganda's site with Methods to Strengthen Communities by Raising Capacity in Low Income Neighbourhoods
bulletINASP International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
bulletInternational Aid and Disaster Relief - Links at Look Smart  
bulletLinks to  Resources For Social and Economic Development - University of Pennsylvania
bulletUK's Overseas Development Institute Publications 2001 -

And of course Oneworld:

Social and Cooperative Economy

For up to date news from the UK Cooperative Movement visit:
International Fair Trade Association (IFAT)
International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP-FIPA)
International Health Cooperatives Organisation (IHCO)
New Sector - the magazine of community and co-operative enterprise in the UK and elsewhere
Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives
International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (Really good links page)  
UK Development Trusts Association   
Communicate Mutuality   
International Co-operative and Mutual Insurance Federation
International Co-operative Alliance
CWS UK has a good links page
Fairtrade Labelling Organisation
World Council of Credit Unions, Inc
Commonwealth Association on Local Economic Development
European Network for Economic Self Help and Local Economic Development
Community Business Scotland
Community Enterprise Ltd - support for the social economy (UK)

Cooperative and Social Economy Research Centres


Wales Institute for Research into Cooperatives
Centre for Cooperative Studies – University College Cork, Ireland

Cooperative Research Unit – Open University, UK

International Center of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy – University of Liege, Belgium

Italian Institute for Cooperative Studies

Mondragon Cooperative Centre, Spain

Netherlands Institute for Cooperative Entrepreneurship

New Economics Foundation - UK

Plunkett Foundation -UK

Social Enterprise Institute, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland

The Society for Cooperative Studies - UK

United States & Canada

Arthur Capper Cooperative Centre - Kansas State University

Cornell University Cooperative Enterprise Program - USA

Quentin N Burdock Centre for Cooperatives – North Dakota State University, USA

University of California-Davis Centre for Cooperatives, USA

University of Wisconsin-Madison Centre for Cooperatives, Canada

British Columbia Institute for Cooperative Studies – University of Victoria, Canada

Centre for Cooperative Studies – University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Coady International Institute – St Francis Xavier University, Canada

University of Alberta Cooperative Program in Agricultural Management & Business, Canada

Australia & Pacific

Australian Centre for Cooperative Research and Development

Japan Institute for Cooperative Research


UK University - Development Study Department Link Pages Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Department - Reading Centre for Rural Development and Training - Wolverhampton Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation - Warwick Centre of Development Studies - Swansea Institute for Development Policy and Management - Manchester LSE Web Guide - London SOAS Library Catalogue - London Info about all UK government ministries, departments and agencies - and all local authorities


NABUUR.COM (Helpful Global Neighbours)

NABUUR.COM’s mission is to give communities in developing countries access to their global Neighbours via the Internet. And through these Neighbours to the huge reservoir of resources (knowledge, solutions, energy and money) that is available elsewhere.

NABUUR.COM brings communities in developing countries into direct contact with committed individuals worldwide who want to assist them. These virtual Neighbours can help by finding the resources needed by the community.
community development and communication - digging deeper.

Information created as part of a research study on community development and communication within the Cairngorms area in Scotland.


bulletThe Eldis Collection
bulletFAO: People and Participation
bulletScottish Participatory Initiatives
bulletCornell Local Government Programme
bulletWorld Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS)
bulletResource Centres for Participatory Learning and Action

Sustainable  development

bulletInternational Institute for Environment and Development (IIED, Drylands Programme
bulletSustainable Development Network an introduction to the issues, major participants, success stories and resources related to sustainable development.
bulletWorld Wildlife Fund - Earth Summit
bulletUN Sustainable Development
bulletItalian based Forum: habitat in developing countries
bulletWorld Resources Institute (Washington Based)
bulletThe Earth Council (Costa Rica based)
bulletThe Sustainable Development Networking Programme (India)
bulletUN Environment Programme
bulletInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
bulletIUNC: World Conservation Union
bulletUniversity of British Columbia - Sustainable Development Research Institute
bulletPhilippine Agrarian Reform Foundation for National Development Inc
bulletSocial land Ownership Case Studies:
bulletThe gateway for information and services to rural communities in Scotland

Social Development

bulletAbout the World Summit for Social Development
bulletUN Gateway to Social Policy and Development
bulletUN Research Institute for Social Development
bulletWorld Bank about Social Capital
bulletOECD Development Indicators
bulletNGOs from 60 countries:
bulletRural Development Policy:
bulletPhilippines Rural Reconstruction Movement:
bulletInternational Development Research Centre (Canada)
bulletSocial Analysis

Civil society

bulletRichard Holloway's Civil Society Toolbox
bulletCIVITAS an independent, international NGO, headquartered in Strasbourg, France, dedicated to promoting informed and responsible citizenship in new and established democracies
bulletCIVNET is a Web site for civic education practitioners (teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum designers), as well as scholars, policymakers, civic-minded journalists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting civil society all over the world.
bulletChris Bertram's lectures on Political Philosophy (UK)
bulletThomas Bridges'  lectures of Philosophy and Civil Society (USA)
bulletCenter for Civic Society
bulletThe Role of NGOs in the 21st Century:
bulletHakikazi Catalyst - providing information, training and support to Civil Society Organisations in Tanzania -

Thought provoking Papers

bulletCrosscutting links at the poverty/environment interface:
bulletCivil Society's Emerging Role in Global Governance
bulletNGO - World Bank Cooperation
bulletSocial Integration: Approaches and Issues
bulletWhat is PRA? by Robert Chambers
bulletOneworld Guides - choose a topic when you get there:
bulletOxfam policy documents
bulletUNDP's Human Development Report Office
bulletNGO's in a global future - Conference Report
bulletOxfam on Education - 'Break the Cycle of Poverty'
bulletWorld Bank's  Resources and Support to Alleviate Poverty

Women in Development

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JICA - Manual on Integrating WID Considerations into Development Programs

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CIDA's Policy on Gender Equality
Promoting Gender Equality : CIDA programs in APEC developing countries

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Commonwealth of Learning on WID

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World Wide Web Cites Related to Gender

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Women in Development, Gender and Development

bulletAssociation for Women in Development
bulletOxfam, Gender and Development
bulletBeijing '95: Women, Power and Change
bulletWINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
bulletWomen Working Worldwide

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United Nations ESCAP
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Women in Development Section

Sources of Books

Earthscan Publications
Books about women in development

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