Websites which focus on development issues have some special problems not shared by websites on other subjects: low band width users, low budgets, wide range of potential users, many first-time website creators. This list of online resources shares some of the little nuggets of information Eldis has found useful when building the Eldis websites [Publisher's description].
Database of disability and health information resources
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This resource library contains a variety of publications and information related to deafblindness and multisensory impairments. Information can be found by using the library search or through related topic lists. This resource library is useful for deafblind people, parents, professionals and the public
'insights' is a thematic overview of recent policy-relevant research findings on international development which aims to make research accessible to non-academics and non-native English speakers. The four themes are education, global issues, health and natural resources. 'insights' is published six times a year and each issue brings a balanced view on a topic by working closely with a Guest Editor who drafts the issue and an Academic Advisor who acts as an overall referee
This website shows the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) interactive story board. It provides a scorecard, based upon taking data from one target per goal and projecting forward to 2030, with each goal graded from A-F according to how near they will be to completion in 2030. The results include no ‘A’s are awarded, and 5 goals receive an ‘F’ illustrating that, unless significant changes are made, none of the SDGs will be met. The remainder of the website also features videos, images and text outlining what must happen if the world is to reverse these projections and successfully implement all 17 SDGs
This is the English language discussion group of essentialdrugs.org. Its objective is to support the concept of essential drugs by improving and speeding up communications among all health professionals working in the field of essential drugs. Discussions focus on topics such as rational use of drugs, drug policy, economics and financing, supply and marketing, legislation and regulation, quality assurance and safety, and training. E-drug is specifically targeted to health workers in developing countries, and is based on simple off-line e-mail technology. The site also has links to French, Spanish and Russian language discussion groups - E-MED, E-FARMACOS and E-LEK respectively, and to INDIA-DRUG, a national e-mail discussion group to foster rational use of drugs
This section of the WHO website provides resources, information and links relating to essential medicines. Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. They are selected with due regard to public health relevance, evidence on efficacy and safety, and comparative cost-effectiveness; and are intended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price the individual and the community can afford
A library of documents, tools and websites relevant to operational managers in resource poor settings, organised under a set of key topics, each with several sub-topics. Topics include working with staff; budgeting and monitoring expenditure; collecting and using information; obtaining and managing drugs and equipment; maintaining equipment, vehicles and buildings; interacting with the community and other stakeholders. The site is interactive and encourages health managers to share experiences of management successes and problems, policies, procedures, standards or guidelines, and more formal reports on some aspect of management implemented or changed in a country. Fully searchable
This website contains a range of information about iodine deficiency, including a full-text, online book and the IDD newsletter. The organisation aims to advocate for, and to promote, optimal iodine nutrition and the elimination of iodine deficiency disorders
This site links through to GAIN publications and information about the organisation’s project. There is also a variety of information about micronutrient deficiencies, including maps and data. GAIN’s mission is to reduce malnutrition through the use of food fortification and other strategies aimed at improving the health and nutrition of populations at risk. The organisation builds partnerships between the public and private sectors
Contains articles on grass-roots development by member NGOs in various African countries. No longer published but archive is online
"This training manual is meant to be used first and foremost by trainers within the ACT-network who have attended a training of psychosocial trainers workshop. The aim of the training manual is to serve as a resource for field workers to develop, facilitate and conduct their own psychosocial workshops within their specific work or regional context. It is not a comprehensive source of information about psychosocial issues. It is a trainer's guide for developing locally appropriate training"
"The database provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This tool aims at raising awareness of the human rights recommendations coming from these mechanisms and assisting governments, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions, and United Nations partners with their implementation. The Index allows the user to find out about human rights issues worldwide, and to see how the legal interpretation of international human rights law has evolved over the past ten years"
Covers a range of issues focused on disability and rehabilitation
Produced four times a year
Gives details of over 150 international newsletters, magazines and journals relating to health and disability issues which are available free or at low cost to readers in developing countries. If published on the web, you can link directly to the full-text of the newsletter
Provides details of over 20,000 materials on international health and disability issues, including books, manuals, reports, posters, videos and CD-ROMs. Many of the materials are unpublished literature produced in developing countries, and much is not recorded in other databases. Details of resources include subjects, keywords, price, publisher and distributor. This database references the Source collection which has been developed from the merger of the resource centres of Healthlink Worldwide and the Centre for International Child Health, and in partnership with Handicap International, UK and Exchange, to produce Source, an international information support centre, which aims to support health and disability activities worldwide
ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to a wide range of high quality online resources. It provides summaries and links to online documents. It also offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists, and an email news service that can bring the latest research to your mail-box. Its resource guides offer easy access to information on a wide range of subjects
This network seeks to strengthen child-centred research to contribute towards real improvement in children's well-being. It was founded in 1993 as a response from the research community to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention serves as a common agenda for research aimed at improving children's living conditions, well-being and participation. The aim of the website's Resources page is to compile lists of relevant links to child-centred research institutions, on-line research reports and journals, and bibliographies. The page is by no means complete, and the intention is to add links continuously. Also on the resources page are a selected number of child rights related links which are not primarily research based, but which could be helpful in research on children’s issues. A news section with relevant information is also available. There is also a list of well-working child rights related mailing lists
This is an electronic resource that has been produced for medical school tutors in Africa who have difficulty in finding useful resources to assist in the preparation of lectures, seminars etc. for students. The resources have been arranged by topic and by type of resource
A disability directory of UK adult and children's disability services. Includes advice and information, access, education, recreation and sports, the arts, and detailed information on specific disabilities
Deaf Child Worldwide is the leading UK organisation working with deaf children in developing countries, promoting their inclusion in family, education and community life. The website details the current projects being supported and has a list of resources and materials aimed at deaf children and young people, their families and professionals
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion