International aid – national and international data sources
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
AusAID is responsible for managing the Australian Government’s official overseas aid program, working with developing countries, non-government organisations, international agencies, and the Australian business sector. The website provides access to AusAID’s flagship magazine (FOCUS), media releases, speeches, policy documents, ministerial statements, statistical data, guidelines for NGOs, photo galleries, multi-media sources, and latest news. It also includes information on recent events involving Australia’s aid program.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP is the United Nation’s development network, addressing important global and national development challenges. The site features online human development reports, human development statistics, annual reports of the UNDP, news bulletins, speeches, statements, as well as access to national Millennium Development Goals (MDG) reports and publications.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The FAO is an important source of knowledge and information, helping developed and developing countries in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries in an effort to defeat poverty and hunger. The website has a huge collection of publications, news articles, and meeting documents available electronically.
Reuters AlertNet is a news network with a humanitarian focus. Its site provides latest news updates and alerts, an extensive NGO directory, archived news articles, as well as online articles on emergencies and crises around the globe that may be accessed through topic search or by country profiles. The site also has access to pictures, galleries, satellite images, and interactive maps.