Development data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. World Bank.
The Africa Leadership Forum (ALF) is Africa’s premier civil society organization. The forum grew out of the need to assist in improving the capacity and competence of African leaders to tackle development challenges confronting Africa. The establishment of ALF was not fortuitous. It was in respond to a number of pressing, challenges facing post independence Africa.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) was launched in December 1985 after four years of unity talks between unions opposed to apartheid and committed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.
Established in 1958, ECA is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of United Nations (UN) headquarters. The Commission is organized around six substantive programme divisions: Development Policy and Management; Economic and Social Policy; Gender and Development; Information for Development; Sustainable Development; and Trade and Regional Integration.
The aim of Eldis is to:support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge; and to communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, using the Internet (web and email) as the main communication medium for delivery.
The New Partnership for Africa's Development is a strategic framework, (sponsored at least in part through the World Bank). The NEPAD strategic framework document 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 Africa.
SARDC is an independent regional information resource centre which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of key development processes in the SADC region...SARDC's objective is to improve the base of knowledge about economic, political, cultural and social developments, and their implications, by making information accessible to governments and policy makers, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, regional and international organizations, development agencies, parliaments, and media.
Established by the Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. Its purpose is "To provide a facility for raising the level and quality of public debate on poverty across the Southern African Development Community - SADC." Has full text papers from a 2001 conference on Land Reform and Poverty Alleviation in Southern Africa, also additional papers on HIV/AIDS and land in KwaZulu-Natal, poverty issues by country and poverty indicators by country, and an online newsletter.