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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.
This online resource centre, run by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer and Technology, aims to raise policymakers' awareness of the importance of innovation for sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
The website features a directory of grassroots innovations and traditional knowledge. It also publishes information on discussion forums, workshops and seminars, as well as detailed case studies of innovation systems and policy measures in several countries. It provides inks to useful resources and relevant organisations by country.
This website publishes information on how advances in science and new technologies challenge citizenship and invites debate about issues such as the nature of expertise and processes of public participation. It provides links to working papers and other documents, including original research.
The research programme is part of the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability (Citizenship DRC), which is based at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK. Citizenship DRC is made up of a network of researchers, policymakers, practitioners and institutional partners from more than 25 countries.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international not-for-profit research organisation that aims to promote sustainable development through scientific analysis that supports decision-making on the national and international level. It focuses on four broad themes: reducing climate risks; managing land, water and air resources; improving governance; and developing new visions and pathways to development. The website provides free access to the institute's publications, describes current projects and links to useful modelling or policy tools such as LEAP (the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system) and IPAT-S.
This UN University centre focuses on research in global development and poverty issues. Its website publishes details of ongoing projects and links to relevant publications on topics such as poverty, governance and Africa's economy. It also links to current and past training activities, events and job openings.
This is the official website of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, taking place in Brazil on 20–22 June 2012.
The conference will bring together world leaders, governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organisations to formulate a plan to reduce poverty, create social equity and protect the environment. It is organised around two themes: the green economy, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.
The website publishes information about the conference including background information, overviews and briefing papers on key themes, and other relevant publications. It lists all events and meetings relevant to the conference, and provides information about news and links to external sources as well as ways to connect with involved parties.
The agency, established as an independent body of the US government, regulates the commercial use of radioactive materials in the country’s power plants, hospitals, universities and transport sector. The agency aims to ensure safety, secure management and achieve an open regulatory process. It also supports other countries' efforts to develop regulatory policies for nuclear programmes. The website offers information on a wide range of issues relating to nuclear power including factsheets, reports, guidance documents, newsletters and notices of relevant meetings.
WaterLex is an international organisation that aims to improve water governance using a human rights-based approach. It aims to involve people at the local level and from a range of sectors, to achieve sustainable access to water — particularly for poor and vulnerable populations. Its website hosts an Online Campus, which offers e-courses in water governance and human rights, as well as news, free-access resources, a discussion forum and information on how to sign up as a member.