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DFID funded Education Research Programme Consortia

Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Poverty (CREATE)
Implementing Education Quality in Low Income Countries ( EdQual)

Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Millennium Development Goals gateway
UN September 20-22 September Summit on MDGs, New York
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010
Global Dialogue on MDGs, United Nations Foundation and DevEx

Education/Development Research Centres, Statistics and Databases

Educational Research Abstracts Center for Global Development
Global Poverty Research Group
Labordoc (International Labour Office - ILO)
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
World Data on Education
OECD Education Database
International Development Statistics (IDS) Online

International Organisations

Asian Development Bank
Department for International Development (DFID), UK
Education for All Global Monitoring Report
Global Education Reform
The OECD Development Centre
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
The World Bank Education web site
UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Development Knowledge Gateways and Portals

Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA)
The largest online directory of official development aid activities. It offers a quick overview of who is doing what in international development, where they are doing it, and with what funds.

Aid Effectiveness Portal

British Library for Development Studies (BLDS)

Development Gateway Foundation
Portal for development information and knowledge sharing worldwide. The site hosts an on-line resources home which offers links to development data and statistics.

British LIbrary for Development Studies (BLDS)

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Knowledge Sharing Initiative

Global Development Network (GDN)
GDN is a global network of research and policy institutes working together to address the problems of national and regional development. GDN:

  • Supports multidisciplinary research in social sciences
  • Promotes the generation of local knowledge in developing and transition countries
  • Produces policy relevant knowledge on a global scale
  • Builds research capacity to advance development and alleviate poverty
  • Facilitates knowledge sharing among researchers and policymakers
  • Disseminates development knowledge to the public and policymakers

GDN Journal Services - Collection of Free Online Journals

The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)

Id21 is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex. It communicates development research to policy makers and practitioners.

The Eldis Education Resource Guide, IDS, University of Sussex
Eldis is another of a family of knowledge services from IDS, Sussex. It supports the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge and communicates this knowledge through a range of services, using the Internet as the main communication medium for delivery to reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels.

Research for Development (R4D)
R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. It provides the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details of current and past research in over 20,000 project and document records.


Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training (NORRAG)
NORRAG is a free to use network, supported by DFID and SDC, committed to encouraging critical analysis of international development especially in the field of education and training through a network of researchers, policymakers, donor agencies and NGOs.