LINKS

APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT  / Global

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (UNDP)

http://www.undp.org/

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORTS

http://hdr.undp.org/en/humandev/reports/

Featuring the Human Development Index, every report presents agenda-setting data and analysis and calls international attentions to issues and policy options that put people at the center of strategies to meet the challenges of development today - economic, social, political, and cultural.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2009

http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2009/

Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development    Human development is about putting people at the centre of development. It is about people realizing their potential, increasing their choices and enjoying the freedom to lead lives they value. Since 1990, annual Human Development Reports have explored challenges including poverty, gender, democracy, human rights, cultural liberty, globalization, water scarcity and climate change.
Human Development Research Papers

ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
www.oecd.org/
The OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to Support sustainable economic growth,  boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries' economic development, contribute to growth in world trade. The OECD also shares expertise and exchanges views with more than 100 other countries and economies, from Brazil, China, and Russia  to the least developed countries in Africa.

ICMA International

http://icma.org/en/international/about

ICMA International combines the experience of local government practitioners with that of seasoned international consultants to design, implement, and evaluate municipal development and management projects. Since 1989, ICMA International has leveraged the experience of local government practitioners and veteran international consultants to further the ICMA mission to create excellence in local governance worldwide.  ICMA International has successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated more than 500 international projects, establishing a solid reputation for its practical, hands-on approach to meeting global challenges. ICMA is currently headed by Diretor David Grossman.
download ICMA brochure here: small (8 pages) / large (301 pages)

3D SECURITY - Development - Diplomacy - Defense
http://www.3dsecurity.org/
A policy voice for civil society organizations in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Civil society builds security from the ground up by playing essential roles in conflict prevention, stabilization and reconstruction. 3D Security refers to the 3 pillars of foreign policy: development, diplomacy, and defense.

 

APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT  / United States

THE AMERICAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

http://www.measureofamerica.org/

The American Human Development Project will release “The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009,” the first-ever report about human development in the United States.

 

APPROACHES TO MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT / Global

THE INTERNATIONAL METROPLOLIS PROJECT    (Ottawa & Amsterdam)

http://www.international.metropolis.net

The International Metropolis Project is a set of co-ordinated activities carried out by a membership of research, policy and non-governmental organizations who share a vision of strengthened migration policy by means of applied academic research. The Metropolis membership, now from over twenty countries and a number of international research and policy organizations representing a wide range of policy and academic interests, is sustained by the attractions of its core idea. It is the promise of more effective policy making, more socially meaningful research practices, and the excitement of international collaboration towards common goals that bring people to the Metropolis table to turn a vision into a concrete project. The underlying idea is that the members will work collaboratively on issues of immigration and integration, always with the goal of strengthening policy and thereby allowing societies to better manage the challenges and opportunities that immigration presents, especially to their cities.

GLOBAL FORUM ON MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT  (Brussels, 2007)

http://www.gfmd-fmmd.org/

Start of a new global process designed to enhance the positive impact of migration on development (and vice versa) by adopting a more consistent policy approach, identifying new instruments and best practices, exchanging know-how and experience about innovative tactics and methods and, finally, establishing cooperative links between the various actors involved.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION   (Geneva)

http://www.un.int/iom/index.htm

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 125 member states, a further 16 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE, IMMIGRATION DATA HUB  (Washington, D.C.)
http://migrationinformation.org/datahub/

Instant access to the latest immigration statistics, maps, and numbers for the United States and other countries. The Data Hub showcases the most current national and state-level demographic, social, and economic facts about immigrants to the US; as well as stock, flow, citizenship, net migration, and historical data for countries in Europe, North America, and Oceania.

 

APPROACHES TO IMMIGRATION / United States

THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAW FOUNDATION

http://www.ailf.org/

AILF's newest initiative, the Immigration Policy Center is a "think tank" dedicated to research and analysis about the contributions made to America by immigrants.

THE MARYLAND OFFICE FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLEES (MORA)

http://www.dhr.state.md.us/mora/index.php

MONA provides support and services to refugees to ease their transition into American society, and serves as a resource to the Maryland's State Governor and General Assembly on refugee and immigrant policy.

IMMIGRATIONA ADVOCATES NETWORK

http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/

The Immigration Advocates Network is a free national online network that supports legal advocates
working on behalf of immigrants' rights.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE

http://www.churchworldservice.org/aboutcws.htm

Within the United States, Church World Service assists communities in responding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national and international policies, provides educational resources, and offers opportunities to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring.