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View Resource International Economic Development Council

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), was created through the merger of existing economic development organizations, effectively creating the nation's largest association working in this realm of public policy. The IEDC's mission is "to provide leadership and excellence in economic development for our communities, members and partners to build...

https://www.iedconline.org/
View Resource World Development Report 2005

This annual report released by the World Bank draws on surveys of over 30,000 firms in 53 developing countries, along with various country case studies sponsored by the World Bank. Released in September 2004, the 288-page report highlights opportunities to improve its investment climates by expanding the opportunities and incentives for firms of all types. Throughout its rather broad scope, the...

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDR2005/Resources/comp...
View Resource Development Gateway: Public Sector Transparency

This particular site casts an eye on the question of transparency in governmental transactions through interviews with leaders from a broad range of sectors, along with allowing space for individual feedback. The "Points of View" section is a good place to start, as it includes commentary from government officials from Bolivia, Guatemala, and Tanzania about the question of public sector...

https://www.developmentgateway.org/
View Resource Eldis

Developed at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, Eldis receives funding from a wide range of sources, including the World Bank and the Global Development Network. The core function of Eldis is to act as an Internet-based information service, maintaining a library of online documents and resource guides to such relevant development topics as climate change, health...

http://www.eldis.org/
View Resource Knowledge for Development

There is great debate about which regions of the world will be the most economically successful in the 21st century, but many scholars and pundits believe those regions will be the ones that can most successfully attract the so-called "knowledge" areas, such as information technology, nanotechnology, and a host of other fields. The World Bank is intimately interested in such developments, and has...

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/WBIPROGRAMS/KFD...
View Resource World Agricultural Information Centre Portal

Disseminating information about any subject to a broad range of constituents and concerned parties and organizations can be a formidable task, no matter what the medium might be. This website is designed to achieve just that goal for agriculture, and it has a mandate from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The World Agricultural Information Centre (WAICENT) is...

http://www.fao.org/themes/en/
View Resource The World Bank: An Online Atlas of the Millennium Development Goals

The World Bank established a set of Millennium Development Goals as both a challenge to poor countries to demonstrate "good governance" and to wealthy nations as a spur that would hopefully encourage them to support economic and social development. Recently, the World Bank created this visually engaging and sophisticated interactive atlas to track those eight goals, which include the promotion of...

http://www.collinsbartholomew.com/indicate_decommission/