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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 New Scholars programme, set up by the Elsevier Foundation, awards grants to support women early in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The grants are designed to encourage institutions and organisations to implement innovative policies that help women scientists balance academic careers with family commitments. The website provides guidelines for the New Scholars grant application process, highlights grants awarded specifically to women in developing countries, and provides access to videos of success stories.
The International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) is an international network that aims to increase the presence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) decision-making bodies, and to promote the exchange of information, networking, and advocacy among science organisations. The website features a list of members, partners and sponsors. It provides information about programmes and projects, news, events, as well as publications on gender equity including reports and newsletters.
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.
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW) — formerly the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) — aims to increase women's participation and representation in science and technology leadership, and to reinforce their role in development. Its website publishes a list of members by region and country, contact details for its national groups, membership guidelines and application forms. It also provides information on prizes, funding opportunities, training fellowships, and an online thesis repository produced by recipients of postgraduate fellowships.
This website from the International Fund for Agricultural Research shares information on strategies to eradicate rural poverty. The site publishes articles, case studies and videos on key topics including desertification, livestock and rural finance. It also links to relevant reports, projects, programmes and organisations.
The Faculty for the Future (FFTF) programme, launched in 2004 by the Schlumberger Foundation, offers fellowships that enable women from developing countries to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral studies in the physical sciences at the world's top academic institutions. The website provides information on the application process as well as a link to the online application site that becomes active during the award session, which runs from September to November each year. Profiles of FFTF Fellows are available, as well as conference proceedings, videos and programme statistics.
This online publication, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), provides information on a wide range of issues related to agriculture including livestock disease, gender, climate change, biodiversity and finance. The website publishes podcasts on various development issues including insurance for seeds and how to share agricultural information in communities. It also provides news, opinions, research, links to online books as well as country profiles and events.
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a policymaking organisation committed to gender equality and women's advancement worldwide. It prepares reports and gives recommendations to the ECOSOC on promoting women's rights in education, for example, and advises the council on women's rights problems. The website provides information on the commission's mandate, procedures and agreements. It also provides access to documents associated with their 55th session that focused on women and girls' access and participation in education, training and science and technology.
This website summarises activities undertaken by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to address gender inequalities in science. It provides useful links to gender-related data, key publications, as well as UNESCO and UN initiatives that aim to promote gender equality. The website also makes available reports on topic areas such as science and technology policy and disaster risk reduction, and provides information about an awards programme that recognises the achievements of women researchers.
The UIS, a branch of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), collects and circulates policy-relevant science statistics from more than 200 UN-member countries and territories. It aims to develop a database of indicators including gender disparities in various science disciplines. The website provides access to country profiles and data that can be searched by theme such as education, literacy, science and technology. Current surveys, key documents, factsheets on policy issues, questionnaires, reports and other publications are made available.
The UNESCO-L'Oreal partnership promotes women's participation in science with three awards and fellowships offered through the 'For Women in Science Programme'. Each year, one woman scientist from each continent receives an award for outstanding contributions to research. The programme grants fellowships to young women working in the life sciences or women scientists who wish to pursue advanced research in their home countries. The website provides information about the programme, including the application process and jury profiles. It also publishes information on past Laureates.
The aim of the Water Governance Programme for Arab States (WGP-AS) is to improve the use and management of scarce water resources in Arab countries by promoting an integrated approach and supporting the achievements of the Millennium Development Goal 7.
It also addresses cross-cutting areas such as adaptation to climate change, trans-boundary water management and gender mainstreaming. The website publishes free-to-access reports, events, as well as information on past and current projects.
The Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) aims to promote women's perspectives and participation in international, regional and local fora on topics such as climate change and corporate responsibility. Its website publishes 'resource kits' in English and French including, for example, overviews of gender rights policies and WEDO projects. It also highlights events and suggests ways to get involved.