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IAS 150 Development and the Environment: Government Information

International Development Organizations

The following directories and custom search engines may be used to locate development projects and interventions from International Development & Relief Organizations.

IGO Custom Search Engine


Human Development Report LibraryThe web site includes the UNDP flagship publication the Human Development Report, as well as national human development reports from countries and regions.

IFAD Publications.  Development publications focusing on agrticulture for the poorest countries worldwide, from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

International Monetary Fund 

  • IMF eLibrary.IMF periodicals, books, working papers, studies, data and statistical tools. Information  on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, , policy advice, poverty reduction, and more.
  • Article IV Staff Reports. Country "surveillance reports" conducted by IMF missions teams on an ongoing basis for all member states.
  • Country Reports. Rich source of information by country: see especially the statistical appendices.

Norden iLibrary. Digital library from the Norden Cooperation, a regional government organization with countries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Greenland. Information on agriculture, development, economics, and the environment.

OECD iLibrary. Full-text publications and statistical data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including country studies, forecasting publications, reports, and socioeconomic datasets and an interactive Health data database.

UNEP Resource Library.  Recommended - browse by country and theme.

World Bank  

United States Government

ProQuest Congressional. One-stop shopping for U.S. congressional publications.  Provides indexing and abstracts of congressional publications including published Congressional Hearings, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and more.  Official United States Government web portal, with specialized “gateways” for citizens, business and government employees.

USAID Documents. Online resource for USAID international development, with thousands documents available for download. Database is browseable by country and by subject.

International Environment Organizations

AGRIS. International, multilingual database of papers, data, and statistics on agricultural research and technology produced by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology)

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. International autonomous agency of UNESCO that promotes the scientific investigation of the nature and resources of the oceans. 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  International body assessing climate change established by the UN Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization to provide scientific knowledge about climate change and its potential impacts.

Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals. Pre-eminent organization coordinating action to achieve international goals for the management of chemicals.

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.  Portal of information sources relating to all aspects of the UN's work on Sustainable Development.  

United Nations Environment. Principal body of the United Nations for the environment. UNEP plays an important role in developing international environmental conventions and assisting countries implement environmentally sound policies.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat. United Nations office supporting the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the international treaty signed at the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED).


Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) information can be located using these directories and the NGO search engine below. See also our Guide to Environmental NGOs.

NGO Custom Search Engine

Guide Star. Profiles, data and general information on Nonprofit organizations. Includes information on IRS-recognized tax-exempt organization and thousands of faith-based non-profits. Data provided by 990 forms, other IRS sources and by the nonprofits themselves.

Idealist.Org. Includes a directory organizations by name, mission, focus country and more.

TakingITGlobal. International non-profit centered on young people. Good source of NGO information by country and area of focus.

Think Tank Search Engine. From Harvard Kennedy School Library.

WANGOWorldwide directory of Nongovernmental organizations searchable by country and area of interest.