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Located in Thailand, AIT provides education in technology, engineering, science, planning and management. Its mission is to promote technology for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region through education, research and outreach. The institute also has a centre in Viet Nam.
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the John F. Kennedy School of Government undertakes research, teaching, and training in science and technology policy, and other areas.
Part of the centre's mission is to provide policy-relevant knowledge on science and technology policy. The centre’s research activities include the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, a multidisciplinary research area which draws on political science, economics, management, and law to study problems where science, technology, and policy intersect.
The Center for International Science and Technology Policy is part of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. The center undertakes research and teaching on issues related to science, technology, and public policy. The center also carries out research projects for a variety of government and non-government sponsors.
The IKD is an interdisciplinary organisation made up of six research groups from the Open University.
The groups work on topics related to knowledge creation and diffusion and sustainable development. These include capacity development, public-private partnerships, enterprise development and entrepreneurship and health, medical and agricultural biotechnology.
The IKD publishes working papers, runs a series of seminars and organises regular workshops and conferences.
This programme aims to encourage better management of water for food production by increasing the resilience of social and ecological systems.
It does this by focusing on the interconnections between water, food and poverty in developing countries. The programme helps develop water-related innovations by bringing together scientists, development specialists, policymakers and communities.
The website publishes information on its research programmes and projects as well as blogs and related news, job vacancies and events.
D-Lab, run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is a programme of academic courses aimed at developing and implementing low-cost technologies to address poverty. Its approach is based on building partnerships and promoting capacity building, local innovation and indigenous knowledge.
The website contains information on its sixteen courses, and projects developed through the programme. Instructions on how to implement certain projects — such as making charcoal from agricultural waste — are also included.
The Development Aternatives Group is a non-profit organisation which aims to create sustainable livelihoods, sustainable technologies and sustainable social environments on a large scale in India. It does this through its three branches
(environmental systems, technological systems and institutional systems) working on a local, national regional and global level. Click here
for a list of the group's current programmes.
The Development Gateway is a portal that provides access to information on key issues with relevance to development, including science and technology and the role of knowledge in economic development. The Development Gateway is an independent not-for-profit organisation and it was conceived by former World Bank President James Wolfensohn and initially developed within the World Bank.
The Gobabeb Training and Research Centre aims to understand the relationship between the ecology of arid environments and human activities. Its areas of focus include developing appropriate technologies that can help improve quality of life, such as fog-collection and alternative energy sources. The centre is attached to the Southern Africa Development Community, the intergovernmental organisation representing countries in southern Africa. It is also associated with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia.
The Honey Bee Network collects knowledge and practices at a grassroots level and brings together creative and innovative farmers, mechanics, fishermen, women, etc. who have solved a problem without external help. Their aim is to connect one innovator with another through feedback, communication and networking. The Network is part of the Indian Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI).
An initiative of the Indian Department of Science Technology and the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Innovation Portal publishes information on innovations, patent procedures and trade fairs for Indian companies. It hosts a discussion forum where individuals can post problems or queries — providing a way for industry to communicate its technological needs.
The Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, is one of the world's leading organisations undertaking research and teaching on international development. One of the key themes in IDS research focus on globalisation and the productive sector in developing countries. IDS also offers consultancy and policy advisory services for funding agencies and development organisations.
The ICTSD is a not-for-profit nongovernmental organisation aimed at improving dialogue and understanding about trade and sustainable development. It works with a broad network of organisations, publishing information on and hosting events to discuss intellectual property rights, agriculture and environmental issues.
The ICTSD publishes a monthly review, Bridges, that contains information and analysis of international developments in the global trade debate.
IDRC is a Canadian public corporation that provides technical support and funding to applied research in developing countries. IDRC was established by an act of the Canadian Parliament, the IDRC Act in (1970). Its mission is to build local capacity in developing countries to undertake research and create innovations for development and also to support policy research on knowledge and innovation systems which lead to improved science, technology and innovation policies in developing countries.
The IDS, a statistics service from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is an online database of the volume, origin and types of aid and resource flows to over 150 developing countries.
The data are collected from official statistical reports submitted to the OECD by members of its Development Assistance Committee and include figures on official development assistance, other official flows and private funding.
A Creditor Reporting System provides further data on where aid goes, what purposes it serves and what policies it aims to implement.
The INTA mailing list exists for the discussion of worldwide trademark and intellectual property law and business issues, trademark practice automation, and meetings, committees, and services of the International Trademark Association. This moderated list is free and open to all.
UPOV is an intergovernmental organisation with 52 member states, with headquarters in Geneva. Established in 1961, UPOV aims to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society.
IPRsonline.org publishes information on intellectual property rights (IPRs), trade and sustainable development. One section of the website is dedicated to publications that link technology transfer and IPRs.
Knowledge for Development is a web-based source of information on science and technology for agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It promotes collaboration between agricultural research and development scientists and technologists in ACP countries, and facilitates dialogue between ACP and European communities with the aim of strengthening policy formulation on science and technology issues.
This website contains a number of useful documents on biofuels and biotechnology in ACP countries.
This section of the World Bank's website publishes a collection of resources and documents on the impact foreign direct investment has in developing and transition countries.
These cover the impact on economic growth, trade, skill development, technology transfer and technological spillovers.