Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Global Poverty: Projects

Development Banks

Development Banks fund enormous amounts of development and many  projects documents can be found on these portals.  Narrow your search results by limiting by sector, type of project, country, etc.

World Bank Documents and Reports. This may be the world's largest development project gateway. In addition see also:

  • IEG Evaluations. Project evaluations the "Independent Evaluation Group," which oversees all World Bank Group projects.
  • IFC Projects Database. Projects sponsored by the International Finance Corporation, the branch of thew World Bank that funds private sector development in developing countries.
  • MIGA Projects Database. Database of investment guarantees from the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Association.  

Additional International Aid Organizations

Many other intergovernmental organizations fund or commit expertise to development projects.

EU International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) Library. EU Development projects portal. The EU devotes substantial funding to external development but this is not always recognized.  

UN Food and Agricultural Organization Project Documents.  Much FAO documentation is buried within the site. Also try looking in d-portal for project documents.

Global Fund. The Global Fund is a financing organization and typically partners with country government agencies. See the data explorer for access to project funding information.

IFAD Projects and Programmes. From the International Fund for Agricultural Development - focuses on development aid to the poorest countries. A UN specialized agency.

UNDP Transparency Portal. Project documents from the United Nations Development Programme. Search or browse and then scroll down to find project details.

UNESDOC. (UNESCO).  Has a surprising number of project documents.  Search by country and/or sector and limit by type of material 

UNICEF Evaluations Database. Evaluation reports on UNICEF funded projects.

Finding Projects Using Articles

One approach to finding a project is to see if you can find expert opinion on a famous (or infamous) project from a practitioner or academic. The section of this guide on "articles by subject."  Here are a select few. 

National Aid Agencies

Below are selected project portals from national government aid agencies. Many of these reports are internal evaluation documents (i.e. by the agencies themselves).    

NGOs Monitoring Development Aid

d-portal. Most comprehensive development aid data portal, lists data and not project documents. Search the database to find a project, and then go to Google advanced search.  Specify the site domain (e.g. and search for the project title to find documents.

Global Campaign for Aid Transparency. Provides a great report on aid transparency.

International Aid Transparency Initiative. Initiative formed in partnership with the UN during the Millennium Campaign to foster transparency in how development aid money is spent