Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

(24 classifications) (40 resources)

Economic development

Africa (3)
Arab countries. (1)
California (1)
Case studies (1)
Computer network resources (11)
Databases (3)
Developing countries (16)
East Asia. (1)
Effect of education on (1)
Electronic discussion groups. (1)
Environmental aspects (29)
India (1)
Information services (8)
International cooperation (13)
Latin America (1)
Massachusetts (1)
Periodicals (9)
Research (12)
Social aspects (12)
Societies, etc. (6)
Sociological aspects (4)
Statistics (7)
United States (1)
Uzbekistan (1)

View Resource World Development Indicators

Published by the World Bank Group, World Development Indicators is an annual report containing statistical data on global topics such as people, environment, the economy, and states and markets. The Website for World Development Indicators provides all of the text of the report, but it only contains a small selection of the tables offered in the actual report, which is available on CD ROM for...
View Resource eldis Country Profiles

This new briefing service from eldis (Electronic Development and Environment Information System) (originally reviewed in the October 9, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics) offers access to a large amount of informative material on individual countries. The heart of this material will be multiple documents providing sectoral profiles of Agriculture, Environment, Economics, Gender, Politics,...
View Resource GSSD: Global System for Sustainable Development

A project of the Global Accords Consortium for Sustainable Development (located at MIT), this site offers a collection of over 2,500 abstracted, indexed, and cross-referenced online resources on sustainable development. Users have four options for searching the index: text (keyword and advanced) and three graphical browsers, one indexing all holdings (organized by subject and problems and...
View Resource International Development Research Centre

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a public corporation created by the Parliament of Canada, fosters social, environmental, and economic development worldwide by conducting research that produces the knowledge to solve problems. The IDRC Website is as deep as it is wide, providing access to lodes of information on development programs from its offices located in Ottawa,...
View Resource Development Forum

An electronic venue for "dialogue and knowledge sharing" among international development community members, the World Bank's Development Forum includes ongoing Development Dialogues, or discussion groups, geared to share "high-value information" on key development issues. Each dialogue is open to the public but varies in content, format, and duration. Currently, dialogues on violence against...,,contentMDK:2...
View Resource Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Established in 1958, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funds cooperative efforts "to promote the economic and social development of Latin America." Current data on the economies, political systems, and cultures of the Americas is available from the IDB's economic, trade, and social databases with estimates of balance of payments, income distribution, and non-financial public sector...
View Resource Global Financial Crisis?

This week's In the News examines mounting concern for economic well-being around the world. The ten resources discussed provide background information on the global economy, current international market news, and developments in US, IMF, and World Bank reform efforts. In order to curb economic crises in Asia, Russia, and Latin America (reviewed in the September 24, 1998 Scout Report for Business ...
View Resource Poverty Reduction Source Book

The newest installment from World Bank's Building Poverty Reduction Strategies site (reviewed in the January 13, 2000 Scout Report for Business & Economics is the Poverty Reduction Source Book. The Source Book offers suggestions and guidance to "assist countries in the development and strengthening of poverty reduction strategies." The three main parts of the book -- "Core Techniques," "Macro and...
View Resource Your Voice at Work

Released on May 25 by the International Labor Organization, this 88-page report, the first released under the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, examines significant trends and problems related to freedom of association and collective bargaining rights around the world. The report stresses the crucial role of both in ensuring decent working conditions and documents...
View Resource A Better World for All

According to this new report from the World Bank, 1.2 billion people worldwide live on less than $1 a day; another 1.6 billion people live on less than $2 a day. "A Better World for All" outlines the concerns and goals for setting the groundwork to reduce global poverty. Loaded with charts, graphs, and images, this 28-page report, available in HTML and .pdf formats, allows readers to understand...
← Previous Next →