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This website publishes the work of non-profit think tank Center for Global Development, which works to reduce poverty and inequality through research and engagement with policymakers. It conducts research and analysis on how the policies of developed countries impact people in the developing world, covering topics such as aid effectiveness, education, health and migration.
The website features information about these topics, specific initiatives, and experts working with the organisation. It offers access to its publications including books, essays and reports, resources for educators, and a list of events as well as blogs.
COHRED is a nongovernmental organisation that supports developing countries' use of health research to improve their health systems and advance development. It does this through advocacy, technical support, research and knowledge sharing.
The COHRED website lists current programmes and initiatives and provides links to publications including reports, manuals, working papers, presentations and policy papers. Information on how to get involved is also available for policymakers, donors, civil society organisations and media, among others.
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.
This website publishes the work of FHI 360, a development organisation with an evidence-based approach to improving lives by advancing integrated, locally driven science solutions. The organisation works in the fields of health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. The website provides access to issues of their monthly newsletter Insight, and details of current and past projects. It also provides links to relevant publications and organisations.
The Global Forum for Health Research provides evidence, tools and discussion forums for decision-makers in research funding and policy to improve the health of the poor. Although it covers issues for both infectious and non-communicable diseases, the agency recognises that mental health problems are severely neglected in developing countries. As well as links to various publications and reports, the website also hosts RealHealthNews, which aims to share news on research and interventions that can improve the health of those in developing countries.
The PHEA — a joint project between seven private US foundations — supports higher education development in Africa. It works in four specific areas: developing and retaining new academics; information and communication technologies for higher education; regional institutional capacity building; and higher education research and analysis.
Within each of these, the PHEA publishes news and information on its projects, highlighting case studies and achievements to date. The PHEA also hosts a database of past and current grants, which, between 2000 and 2008, represent investments of over US$350 million.
This organisation uses medicine and science to prevent mass atrocities and human rights violations against civilians, such as torture or rape in conflict situations. The organisation uses research and forensic expertise to prevent small-scale acts of violence from becoming mass atrocities; protect the rights of civilians; and prosecute those who violate these rights. The website publishes information about the organisation's work, including experts that help asylum seekers rebuild their lives. It includes links to reports, press releases, video, blogs as well as reports on the impact of the organisation's work.
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.
The Honey Bee Network brings together innovators, academics, policymakers, entrepreneurs and nongovernmental organisations to collect, document, and disseminate innovations and practices at the grassroots level. These range from traditional crops and agricultural techniques to machines that reduce labour inputs or costs.
The website provides access to an innovation database containing ideas, inventions and traditional knowledge practices; a newsletter published in seven Indian languages and English; and innovation competitions. Twice each year, members of the organisation participate in the Shodh Yatra journey in which they visit rural communities to identify and document examples of unrecognised local ingenuity.
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 foundation's aim is to raise awareness of diabetes worldwide, with a special emphasis on developing countries. A key activity is funding projects (142 so far) that raise awareness, improve education and build capacity at local, regional and global levels. The website contains details of all ongoing projects, including details of the project budgets and individuals responsible for running them, the expected impacts and results so far. Importantly, the foundation prioritises monitoring and evaluation of its projects to learn key lessons for the future and minimise the risk of project failure.
As with any disease, and particularly those in developing countries, the health economics are important. The website has a useful tool for calculating the economic cost of diabetes in a particular country that allows the user to change variables such as population, prevalence and so on.