Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector
Located at the University of Maryland, College Park and founded by the
late Distinguished Professor Mancur Olson in 1990, the IRIS Center is
an internationally recognized source of research and advisory expertise
for addressing economic growth and governance issues in transitional
and developing countries. Browse their
section, which includes many working papers in PDF format.
- Human Development Report.
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press. Annual.
Location: United Nations Collection (UN)
Call Number: HD72 .H85
Library Has: 1990-present
Produced by the United Nations Development Programme, the HDR series
advocates a shift in the development debate away from a sole concern
with economic growth toward a balanced concern for equity, sustainability,
productivity and empowerment. The report's Human Development Index (HDI),
offers an alternative to GNP as a measure of development. In addition
to the global report, there are national, subnational, and regional
reports for 135 countries. See the UNDP's Human
Development Report page for more details.
International Institute for Sustainable Development
IISD works to advance policy recommendations on international trade and
investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and indicators,
and natural resource management to make development sustainable. See their
Linkages Page, a mulitmedia resource for environment and development
policy makers. Their
Publications Center also provides access to publications on a wide
variety of development topics.
of Development Economics (PU only)
Amsterdam, Netherlands: North-Holland. Semiannual.
Location: Firestone (F)
Call Number: HB1.A1 J6 (1974-2002)
Online (1974- )
This journal publishes papers relating to all aspects of economic
development, including immediate policy concerns and structural
problems of underdevelopment with an emphasis on quantitative and
Journal of Human Development (PU only)
Basingstoke, Hants, UK: Carfax Pub., Taylor & Francis. 3 times a year.
Location: Firestone (F)
Call Number: HD72 .J688 (2000- )
Online (2000- )
An interdisciplinary journal that offers a multi-dimensional view
of development that cuts across economic, social and political
issues at global, national and local levels.
of International Development (PU only)
New York: Wiley. 8 times a year.
Online (1997- )
Published in association with the Development Studies Association, this
journal presents research on development issues with a focus on economics,
politics, international relations, sociology and anthropology.
PRAXIS Resources for Social and Economic Development
PRAXIS is the international development homepage of Prof. Richard J. Estes
of the University of Pennsylvania. PRAXIS provides access to a vast array
of archival resources on international and comparative social development.
United Nations Development Programme
This is a web site.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Create summary. Be sure to include UNCTAD Bulletin & Trade and Development
Report. See UN Sales Pub II.D. for other UNCTAD publications.
United States Agency for International Development
USAID is an independent federal government agency that works to support
long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy
objectives by supporting economic growth, agricultural and trade, global
health, democracy, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance in
four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Near East,
Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia. See the
Development Links page for links to various sites related to
development, including government agencies, non-governmental and private
voluntary organizations, international and regional organizations, and
reference information resources.
- World Development Report.
Publisher: Washington, DC: World Bank. Annual.
Location: Social Science Reference Center (SSRC)
Call Number: HC59.7 .W6
Library Has: 1978-present
This annual report discusses the state of the world economy and prospects
for the next decade. Recent volumes have been dedicated to particular
themes such as the environment, health investment, and poverty. The
statistical appendix, World Development Indicators, provides
tables of economic data that allow the researcher to compare countries,