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The Microfinance Gateway: Frequently Asked Questions     View
A FAQ on microfinance, the concept of "providing very poor families with very small loans (microcredit) to help them engage in productive activities or grow their tiny businesses." Discusses clients, profitability, interest rates, and relat ...

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean     View
This site is especially useful for those seeking a range of comprehensive statistical information on Latin American and Caribbean countries. The ???Press Centre??? also contains interviews, editorials and more from ECLAC staff highlighting the most ...

Smart Growth     View
This site focuses on how Washington state communities can manage their growth in an economically and environmentally responsible way. Provides a brochure on the smart growth concept and papers on issues such as salmon-friendly land uses, historic pre ...

Tabor 100     View
"The Tabor 100 is a Pacific Northwest Association of African-American businesspeople and entrepreneurs." The site features news (such as legislative advocacy and awards) and a directory of member businesses.     View
This searchable site provides an enormous amount of information about global development issues for NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and other interested parties. The material (from publications of their partner organizations) can be browsed by ...

UNCDF Microfinance     View
Publications from the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) about microfinance, which provides very small loans for businesses as "an effective means of contributing on a sustainable basis to poverty reduction." Provides basic fac ...

Futurewise     View
This Washington state public interest group works "to keep overdevelopment from consuming farms, forests and rural areas, while making our cities and towns great places to live." The site features information about Washington state's Growth ...

NEPAD: The New Partnership for Africa's Development     View
The mission of NEPAD "arises from a mandate given to the five initiating Heads of State (Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa) by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to develop an integrated socio-economic development framework for ...

Humanity Development Library 2.0     View
This collection of practical information in 1,230 publications (books, reports, and magazines) is "aimed at helping reduce poverty, increasing human potential, and providing a practical and useful education for all." Topics covered include ...

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy     View
The purpose of this site, which is a companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series, "is to promote better understanding of globalization, world trade and economic development, including the forces, values, events, and ideas that have s ...



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