Useful links and development research web resources

Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC)
Chronic Poverty Research Centre is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs which exists, to focus attention on chronic poverty, to stimulate national and international debate, to deepen understanding of the causes of chronic poverty, and to provide research, analysis and policy guidance that will contribute to its reduction. CPRC was established in 2000.

Programme for Research on Chronic Poverty in Bangladesh (PRCPB)
The programme seeks to make efforts to reduce poverty in Bangladesh more effective by deepening the understanding of those who are chronically poor, of the processes that keep them in poverty and of the policy measures that will help them to overcome poverty and vulnerability. This goal is to be achieved by the production and dissemination of policy relevant research findings to government agencies, donors and civil society and by developing the capacity of Bangladeshi research institutions to undertake research on chronic poverty.

Eldis: The Gateway to Development Information
Eldis is an internet based information service: filtering, structuring and presenting development information via the web and email. It maintains an ever-growing library of editorially selected and abstracted online documents, and an organisational directory of development-related internet services.

Microfinance Gateway
The Microfinance Gateway is the most comprehensive online resource for the microfinance industry. It includes research and publications, specialized resource centers, organization and consultant profiles, and the latest news, events, and job opportunities in microfinance.

ANTRIEP a network of national institutions in Asia with a vision to create synergy between the participating institutions in order to reinforce their capacities to respond to the growing and increasingly diversified needs for skill development in educational planning and management in the region.

Economic Research Group (ERG)
ERG is a not-for-profit organization established for promoting education and research with a view to improving economic justice in society. ERG seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and policy analysis within the context of Bangladesh and other countries of South and Southeast Asia. It intends to extend the frontier of knowledge on developing economies by undertaking analytical research and promoting exchange of views on contemporary issues.

UnnayanNet is an `non political` and non profit organisation. The ICT4D platform actively works to give the ownership of modern information and technology to the majority people especially to the rural poor to resolve the digital divide and poverty allivation. The programs of UnnayanNet have been designed with the spirit of change; peace and unity, harmony and equity by targeting the millennium development goals (MDG), universal human rights declaration, culture of peace and national ICT policy implementations. It is engaged in action-oriented advocacy, research, model project, publication, knowledge management, ICT support and human potential development training.

Radio Metrowave: Arthoneetir Halchal
RADIO METRO WAVE'S weekly program ARTHONEETIR HALCHAL focuses on the day to day economic issues of the world and in Bangladesh. It talks about economic systems of free market and those that are not independent due to excessive government controls. Participants include economists and newspaper editors to businesspersons.

Sustainable Development Network Programme:Bangladesh
The Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) is a global catalytic initiative launched by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in response to Agenda 21, which articulated the need for improved information dissemination to support sustainable development. The program is geared towards facilitating communication between users and suppliers of sustainable development information in developing countries.

Economic and Political Weekly
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Seminar Magazine: The Monthly Symposium
Semiar attempts a departure from the usual journal. Problems, national and international, are posed and discussed. Each issue deals with a single problem. Those who hold different and at times opposing viewpoints express their thoughts. You can have full text access to issues other than the current one.

The Poverty Action Lab
The Poverty Action Lab serves as a focal point for development and poverty research based on randomized trials. The objective is to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policy makers with clear scientific results that help shape successful policies to combat poverty.

Enterprise Development Impact Assessment Information Service (EDIAIS)
EDIAIS aims to increase contribution of Enterprise Development (ED) to poverty elimination through equitable and sustainable growth. This website provides a central resource on 'good practice,' design and methods of impact assessment (IA).

Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG)
The GPRG is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research group of economists, political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists undertaking a multi-disciplinary programme of work investigating issues of poverty, inequality and the quality of life.


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