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- The Acumen Fund http://www.acumenfund.org/ In 1986, Novogratz left a profitable career in corporate banking to travel to Africa, fully intent on saving the world. What she discovered is that Africans did not want to be saved -- rather, they wanted to save themselves. With that lesson in mind, Novogratz founded the Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital fund, in 2001. Today, Acumen has invested $40 million in more than 25 countries, for everything from mosquito bed nets in Africa to agricultural systems in Pakistan. Novogratz's book, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, was published this year, bringing a wider audience to her unique approach to aid.
- Africa Progress Panel http://www.africaprogresspanel.org/report/index.shtml Africa Progress Report calls on African leaders to turn “scramble for Africa” into real results for the continent; progress being made despite not because of governance.
- Aid Watch http://aidwatchers.com/ Mostly by William Easterly, acerbic criticism of aid policies ; 2006, The White Man’s Burden: How the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, claims that development cannot be imposed from the top - down, as what he calls the "Planners" want. Easterly is critical of Jeffrey Sachs and his thesis in The End of Poverty. Prefers piecemeal action (references to the Karl Popper dichotomy between "utopian social engineering" and "piecemeal democratic reform") of the "searchers" that look for bottom-up solutions to specific needs. Here small steps would be encouraged, that are evaluated before a next step will be taken, or financed. Accountability is key. After a half-century of what Easterly sees as a failed experiment in international aid, the world risks losing all the hard-won progress it has made in the turmoil of the financial crisis. After finishing a 16-year stint at the World Bank, Easterly has made it his life's work to puncture holes in what he calls the "ideology of development." His voluminous commentary -- including his explosive 2006 book The White Man's Burden, a seemingly endless spat with nemesis Jeffrey Sachs, and now a blog and prolific Twitter feed -- is necessary reading for those who care about the world's belated and frequently disastrous efforts to help its most benighted citizens.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ The foundation's model is becoming the new force majeure, with all the efficiency of the business world suddenly injected into aid. But more than just using his knack for sharp execution, Gates is pushing big ideas, such as the notion that all forms of development are connected and that advancing any one objective must come with equal gains elsewhere. Call it the new Gates network theory.
- Center for Global Development http://www.cgdev.org/ Washington, see CDI.
- http://www.cidse.org/ http://www.interpares.ca/ ; http://www.readysetglobal.com/ Lauryn Oates is a member ;
- Clinton Global Initiative http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/ Focus on Empowering girls and women, marked-based solutions, technologies, harnessing human potential.
- Concord Europe http://www.concordeurope.org/ European NGO federation for relief an development ;
- Copenhagen Consensus Center http://www.copenhagenconsensus.com/ Centre bringing together economists and development specialists to produce development recommendations
- The Development Executive Group http://www.devex.com/ , Provider of recruiting services to the development aid community ;
- Development Initiatives http://www.devinit.org/
- E3G http://www.e3g.org/ Working towards sustainable development ;
- Eldis http://www.eldis.org/ Repository with writings on many themes in development ;
- Fixing failed States http://www.effectivestates.org/ With Ashraf Ghani ; See Andrew Natsios for a critique http://www.andrewnatsios.com/publications , Natsios is critical of Ghani's notion that there is a-political aid.
- Free Africa Foundation http://www.freeafrica.org/ argues that the Africans went from white colonialism to black neo-colonialism. A plea to end corruption and power abuse. Ayittey, a Ghanaian economist and head of the Free Africa Foundation, has spent his career trying to convince the world that Africans, not aid workers, will set Africa right. Enough already with the victim complex, he argues: Let's get to work. That philosophy has never been more relevant than in 2009, when the debate over international assistance kicked into high gear. If it were up to Ayittey, the world would go beyond reforming the distribution of aid and gradually do away with handouts altogether. Aside from charity's ineffectiveness, he notes, "[T]he presumption that Africans don't know what is good for them and that Americans or other foreigners know what is best for Africans is extremely offensive."
- Gapminder http://www.gapminder.org/ Hans Rosling, showing statistics on development.
- Governance and Social Development Research Centre http://www.gsdrc.org/ ;
- The International Institute for Environment and Development http://www.iied.org/ launched in 1971 by economist and policy advisor Barbara Ward, making it one of the very first organisations to link environment with development ;
- Ideas 4 Development Blog *http://www.ideas4development.org/fr/ blog w/ Pascal Lamy et Abdou Diouf et Kemal Dervis et autres ;
- MDG Monitor http://www.mdgmonitor.org/ Tracks MDGs ;
- Pnet http://www.pnet.ids.ac.uk/ Space for sharing ideas about the participation of people in development ;
- MIT's Poverty Action Lab, http://www.povertyactionlab.org/ Esther Duflo "Le Développement humain" et "La Politique de l'autonomie". Neutral in the Sachs-Easterly contretemps. Claims contrary to Moyo's critique of aid (which it is very popular now to deride she claims) that most of the problems are not because of aid. Unlike traditional economists who test new aid products under laboratory conditions, she tests products in the field, with all the interference and compounding data points that go with it. She has turned her methods on the questions of whether it's best to give away or sell mosquito nets, whether grandfathers or grandmothers are more likely to spend on the health of their families, and what incentives work for vaccination. As co-founder of MIT's Poverty Action Lab, Duflo is imposing new rigor on everything from women's empowerment to computer-assisted learning: "[W]e are not trying to raise expectations but make them real." - Focus on problems with distorted demands e.g. agriculturalists who do not want to try out new or better seeds, or parents who demand antibiotics shots (which increase resistancy levels), but not immunisation for their kids. Analyses what kicks of development in rural areas - debate whether agricultural development or industrial development, substitute or complementary. Education, awareness raising is needed, and giving opportunities. Must avoid dictating or giving ready solutions.
- Andrew Natsios http://www.andrewnatsios.com/publications Critique o US efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defence department in charge has meant quick costly service provision to the detriment of longer-term, cheaper institution-building. Institutions are not like cars, that can be assembled quickly and then one turns the ignition key, but about rules and norms. (C.f. Douglas North, Institutional Economics). Aid is political, and political analysis on all levels of aid industry important : "Have to stand in the market for weeks, to get to know what is happening". US Aid hampered by politics, defence, and recently a counter-bureaucracy. Paradoxically, US suspicion of "big government" has led to extensive control systems : inspector-generals e.g. for Iraq and Afghanistan, budget office, accounting office etc. i.e. a layering of accountability systems - this causes bureaucracy. C.f. James Q. Wilson, 1989, Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies do and why they do it. - on US Administration.
- Dan Smith, International Alert. Thinking that failed states are like "Sweden on a bad day", i.e. that they can be fixed following the same path is simplistic. Three approaches to Development : Economic growth theories (liberalism), human process (hum. development reports, poverty alleviation, MDGs), Systemtic change (L/T, deals with power issues, e.th political. Institutions impt: they mediate power, and are mechanisms of inclusion). Systemic change is necessary.
- Tiri http://www.tiri.org/ Making integrity work. Integrity offers opportunity for sustainable and equitable development worldwide.
- Wiser Earth http://www.wiserearth.org/ Community addressing poverty, climate change, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights and more ;
- The World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/ With yearly World Development Report ;
- Wold Business Council for Sustainable Development http://www.wbcsd.org/ with 2010 report on Vision 2050 - how business can contribute to a sustainable living for 9 billion.
- http://www.iso.org/iso/fr/the_iso_action_plan_for_developing_countries L’ISO a mis en place un plan d'action pour les pays en développement sur la période 2005-2010. Le premier des cinq objectifs vise à "Améliorer la sensibilisation des principales parties prenantes dans les pays en développement au rôle de la normalisation dans la croissance économique, le commerce mondial et le développement durable". (…) "Cet aspect revêt une importance particulière pour la dissémination des technologies, l’amélioration de la qualité des produits et des services et la promotion des bonnes pratiques d’entreprise et de management.". Deux documents sont à télécharger : Plan d'action de l'ISO pour les pays en développement 2005-2010: http://www.iso.org/iso/fr/actionplan_2005.pdf , Actions de l'ISO à l'appui des pays en développement: http://www.iso.org/iso/fr/iso_actions_in_support_of_dev._countries.pdf
- Les Cahiers du GEMDEV http://www.gemdev.org/publications/cahiers/cahiers30_res.htm Le Groupement d’intérêt scientifique pour l’étude de la mondialisation et du développement a consacré, en novembre 2005, le Cahier du GEMDEV n°30 à la question "Quel développement durable pour les pays en voie de développement ?".
- Le cours de P. Criqui (2003) "Politiques de l’environnement global : les instruments économiques et la négociation internationale", cours spécialisé donné à l’IEP de Grenoble, http://wwww.upmf-grenoble.fr/CScriqui/ . Voir, notamment, les liens Internet et la bibliothèque virtuelle. Plus orienté durabilité que développement, les matériaux proposés peuvent être, pour l’essentiel, transposés à la problématique du développement durable et des pays en développement.