Africa: Development

  • Acacia Initiative
      The Acacia Initiative is an international effort to empower sub-Saharan African communities with the ability to apply information and communication technologies to their own social and economic development.
  • USAID- sub-Saharan Africa
      Comprehensive resources on projects in sub-Saharan Africa provided by USAID.
  • The African Development Foundation
      The African Development Foundation is established by the US Congress as a federal agency and a public corporation to promote broad-based, sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. ADF has funded more than 1300 projects over the past fifteen years. ADF maintains a local office, staffed with African professionals, in each of the countries in which it operates.
  • Africa: Energy Information (US.EIA)
      The Country Analysis Briefs (CABs) provide an overview of the energy situation for some African countries that are of current interest to energy analysts and policy makers.
  • The Afican Water Page

      The page addresses issues of: water resource management, water supply and environmental sanitation, water conservation and demand management, and a variety of other issues relaed to the African continent.
  • The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
      The Economic Commission for Africa was established in 1958 when its Terms of Reference wereadopted by resolution 671A(XXV) of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on 29 April 1958. The main organ of ECA is the Conference of Ministers responsible for Economic Development and Planning supported by the Technical Preparatory Committee of the Whole (TEPCOW).
  • African Development Dissertation Workshops
      Sub-Saharan African students currently enrolled in doctoral programs in social, behavioral, natural, and biological sciences in U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply for these workshop. Participants' expenses are fully covered by the organizing university through a grant to the specific from the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • African Development Institute Inc.
      The African Development Institute Inc., is an independent, non partisan policy research institute aimed at initiating practical solutions to Africa's developmental crisis. Through education, research, and policy analysis the organization hopes to be a catalyst for developing the human and material potential of Africans. The organization challenges policies that has lead to the stagnation of Africa's development and offers alternative strategies towards continental self sufficiency.
  • ASFC: Africa Program
    • The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) programs in Africa. AFSC compiled an "Africa Connections" packet of materials - detailing the work we do and the work we support in & around Africa.

  • ELDIS: Africa
      ELDIS is a free directory and gateway to information resources on development and environmental issues, providing a large collection of descriptions and links through to databases, WWW and gopher sites, library catalogues, reports, bibliographies, email discussion lists, etc. Searchable by keyword, or browsable by subject, country, organization type, etc.
  • Empowering Zambian Rural Women through Small Farmer Groups (John Rouse)
      Zambia's People's Participation Project began in 1983. It is implemented by the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (MAFF) and executed by FAO with financing from the Government of the Netherlands.
  • FAO: Energy for Sustainable Development and Food Security in Africa
      At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 41 African nations endorsed Agenda 21 as a comprehensive international framework and action programme for sustainable development. Energy matters are addressed in many sections and trecommendations were made with respect to energy and agriculture.
  • FAO: Sustainable Rural Development in Western Africa (Takehiko Uemura)
      This paper discusses the role of the inner dynamics of self-reliance of local people by trusting them as a partner in development programs.
  • FORUM on Agricultural Resource Husbandry

      The Forum is a competitive grants programme to strengthen, encourage and support training of MSc. students in agriculture through research on the management and husbandry of agricultural resources. The aim is to assist the faculties in the creation of hi gh quality graduate training programmes.
  • Habitat in Developing Countries
    • This is a virtul library about the habitat in developing countries. It is mantained by the "Forum: habitat in developing Countries", an initiative of the Library "Territorio Ambiente" of the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Torino, Italy.

  • The World Bank: Sub-Saharan Africa
      World Bank project resources on Africa in areas of: gender, poverty, human development, AIDS/HIV, finance, education, and the Internet.
  • Institute for International Cooperation and Development
      IICD offers solidarity work and travel programs to countries in Africa and Latin America. The programs are 5 to 18 months long and include preparation and follow-up periods at the Institute in Massachusetts. After returning to the U.S. participants spent time creating educational materials and make presentations to various universities and organizations about their experiences living and working in developping countries.
  • IOM: Reintegration of Qualified African Nationals
      Implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Return and Reintegration of Qualified African Nationals (RQAN) Programme offers to eligible candidates assistance in returning to employment or self-employment in target or non-ta rget African countries.
  • Library of the Royal Tropical Institute
      Approximately one third of the book titles in the Library of the Royal Tropical Institute (the Netherlands) is concerned with Africa. The library has an on-line catalogue, provides desk-searches, abstract journals (cd-rom) on agriculture and thematic abstracts and searches on gender relations.
  • Peace Corps
      The mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship by providing qualified volunteers to interested countries in need of trained manpower. It provides people to people development assistance at the grassroots level and cross cultur al exchange by fielding as many volunteers around the world.
  • People's Participation in Ghana - a Post-Project Study of Sustainability
      The purpose of this study which was established by FAO was to answer how sustainable and self- reliant were the organizations formed by the project? ; to what degree was the PPP development approach institutionalized and replicated in Ghana? ; and what benefits did individuals and their organizations receive from the project?
  • Rockefeller Foundation: African Initiatives
      This site includes information on the Foundation's Sub-Saharan Africa Dissertation Internship Awards 1997-98, African Development Dissertation Workshop Program, African Science-Based Development Career Awards 1997-98, and Social Science Research Fello wships in Agriculture
  • Uganda: National Action Programme for Rural Youth (William Seiders)
      This paper discusses the planning process involved everyone from youth, parents, volunteer leaders from the villages to representatives of government, NGOs, international agencies and donor groups to identify priority needs and interests among young people living in rural areas of Uganda.
  • West Africa Rice Development Association
      The West Africa Rice Development Association is an intergovernmental research association with a membership of 17 countries. Its mandate is to conduct rice research, training, and communications activities for the benefit of the West African region.
  • Women, Agriculture and Rural Development: Tanzania
      The study assesses the role of women in Tanzanian agriculture which is the predominant sector of the Tanzanian economy. In 1992 it contributed 62% of the GDP and employed 79.8% of the labour force.
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    Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D, aadinar@sas.upenn.edu
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