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The Information for Development Program (infoDev), run by the World Bank, coordinates action between multilateral and bilateral donors and forms partnerships with public and private organisations to maximise the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
It publishes news, briefing papers, toolkits, reports and videos about key issues and projects and provides coverage of recent and ongoing infoDev activities.
infoDev covers three themes: access for all; mainstreaming ICT; and innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. These encompass topics such as rural livelihoods, health, governance, and monitoring and evaluation.
EdStats, developed by the World Bank, collects data on education from national reports, UNESCO (UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to provide educational statistics for over 200 countries and regions.
It also includes World Bank public expenditure data from 2002 onwards as well as projections of educational attainment and enrolment rates until 2050.
Data can be custom searched but is also available in pre-defined reports by country or topic, for example on the Millennium Development Goals or private education expenditure.
The Global Research Alliance is an organisation comprised of industrial research and technology transfer entities from nine countries, in both the North and the South, committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. GRA aims to undertake large-scale, large-impact projects for societal benefits, exploit organisational synergies, promote innovation and develop global knowledge networks for industrial competitiveness. Headquartered at CSIR (South Africa), it focuses on areas such as water, energy, indigenous knowledge, health, transportation and digital futures. Members include Battelle (United States), CSIR (India), CSIR (South Africa), CSIRO (Australia), Danish Technological Institute (Denmark), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Germany) SIRIM Berhad, TNO (Netherlands), and VTT Technical Research Centre (Finland).
The Millennium Promise is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2005 by philanthropist and business leader Ray Chambers and economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, committed to supporting efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halve extreme poverty by 2015. It oversees the Millennium Villages project, which helps integrate social and business development services to meet the basic needs of more than 500,000 people living in rural areas across ten Sub-Saharan African countries.
The website provides information on their work, which covers the areas of health and nutrition; agriculture and environment; gender equality; business development; education; and infrastructure. It highlights progress towards the MDGs, success stories and toolkits, and publishes a blog, press releases, news, videos, links to useful resources, as well as information on how to get involved.