IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre was founded in 1968 in the Netherlands with the aim of facilitating "the sharing, promotion and use of knowledge so that governments, professionals and organisations can better support poor men, women and children in developing countries to obtain water and sanitation services they will use and maintain". The IRC website provides details of its activities in areas including local governance, sanitation, transparency and accountability, innovative
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is an organisation managed by the Swedish government with the aim of reducing world poverty. SIDA provides international training programmes, funding and support, and works in partnership with many international organisations. The SIDA website provides details of its activities and publications; some available full text. The website is available in English and Swedish.
"The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights."The United Nations (UN) website provides details of its activities, including peace and security, development, human rights, humanitarian affairs and international law. There are sections covering the UN's main b
Social Science Data Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder
The Social Science Data Laboratory (SSDL), sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, "provides a wide range of social scientific research and instructional support for faculty, students and staff, as well as broader academic and public communities". There are links to dataset websites and access to online methods resources, including an SPSSX starter kit
Latindex is an index to scholarly journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal which is maintained by an international network of organisations. It includes a searchable directory of titles with publication details and links to over 2,400 ejournals. In terms of the latter. although many abstracts and tables of contents are offered, full text articles are often accessible to subscribers only. It is possible to browse the database by title, country of publication and subject area
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
This is the standard setting body responsible for the development of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), permitted or required by over 100 countries across the world. It aims to 'develop a single set of high quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted international financial reporting standards (IFRSs) through its standard-setting body, the IASB. ' The board consists of 15 independent experts who have relevant high level experience. The website offers news about
'The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), formerly International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), sets standards for business financial statements. This website, maintained by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, provides free comprehensive information about international financial reporting. ' It is presented in blog-style format, with the latest standards news, plus giving many useful links to more information or other finance websites. for example, there is information on major bodies
World Federation of Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the trade association of 52 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, including the FTSE, Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext etc. The Federation website includes over 10 years of market statistics, business news, a monthly newsletter, Annual Reports, research reports, details of standards / best practices, information about WFE events / conferences and more on the workings of the WFE. It also includes information on the International Options Marke
Journal of doctoral research in economics
This is a Romanian economics journal that showcases research from doctoral students in the country. It features a broad range of economic research topics including the financial crisis, health economics and the European / Romanian economy. Each issue is available as a PDF download with the Romanian version of the articles first, followed by an English translation of the issue - although the translations are not entirely accurate.
Journal of public economics
The Journal of Public Economics is a peer reviewed academic journal in the field of economics. It aims to encourage original scientific contributions on the problems of public economics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern economic theory and methods of quantitative analysis. It provides a forum for discussion of public policy of interest to an international readership. Users should check to see whether their institution has a subscription to the journal.
pedocs is a scholarly open access document server for publications in the field of educational research and educational science.It forms part of the German Education Portal. provided by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) , and funded by the German Research Association (DFG). It is a major starting point for tracing open access pre prints, monographs and papers covering all areas of education. This includes coverage of teaching, the economics of education, and all
Turkey: IRI resources
This website is maintained by the International Republican Institute, a US based nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide. It provides information about its work in Turkey from 2003 to the present day. This includes access to press releases and some full text reports and articles. Topics covered include; election observation reports; assessments of Turkish elections, political polls of the electorate and discussions of the state of democracy and human rights
This site is intended as a record of the political history, biography and achievements of John Major who was British Prime Minster from 1990-97. It provides a biography of the man, and an overview of the key political events during his administration from 1990-97. Also available are a small number of transcripts of his speeches, including his resignation speech, the full-text of the Conservative Party election manifestoes of 1992 and 1997 and a set of links to related Internet sites.
UK General election 2010: Political science resources
This excellent site is maintained by Richard Kimber, a former member of staff at Keele University. It provides links to websites relating to the UK 2010 general election. These include newspaper/ media sites, opinion polls, political party and candidate sites and full-text manifestos. There are links to Richard Kimber's main websites where directories of materials relating to earlier elections may be found.
Election 2010 blog
This blog was created by staff and researchers at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. It contains political analysis and comment on the campaigns, politics and conduct of the UK 2010 general election.
Election 2010: BBC
This site was created by the BBC to provide coverage of the 2010 general election. In addition to news stories, comment and analysis from BBC journalists, it also includes some film footage from interviews and BBC programmes during the campaigns. Also offered are background guide to constituencies, parties, and a swingometer where member sofa the public can calculate the effect of political swings. Other features of the site are blogs from political commentators, opinion polls and a reality chec
Combined Harare Residents Association
This site is maintained by the residents association of Harare Zimbabwe. Although intended to give local residents a chance to voice their opinions and organise grass roots events, researchers may find it of value in providing an insight into living conditions in modern day Zimbabwe. It also includes some news, email discussion forums and comment on the political and land ownership policies of the government under Robert Mugabe. NB. The website has not been updated since 2009.
National Electoral Commission of Tanzania
This is the official website of the body which oversees the administration of parliamentary and presidential elections in Tanzania. Its website provides information on its role and recent activities. It includes background information about the electoral system, plus constituency maps, lists of registered political parties and full-text electoral legislation, guidelines and procedures.
National Election Commission Korea
This is the website of the Republic of Korea National Election Commission (NEC). The English language version of the website provides information on the role of the commission and its recent activities. It includes details of electoral laws, the Korean electoral systems and the registration and regulation of Korean political parties. The site also includes news updates and reports about recent and forthcoming parliamentary elections in Korea.
Angola: Human Security Gateway
The Human Security gateway is a joint project of the Human Security report project and School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. It aims to provide researchers with a searchable database of links to key websites, full-text reports, journal articles, news items and fact sheets relating to human security worldwide. Human security is defined as the protection of individuals from wars, civil wars and violence. It website enables users to search or browse by country or t