E-Resources 2018-03-28T05:01:25+00:00

E-Resources on RD&PA

Data/Statistics/Information or Network Center

1) ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre): Eric is free searchable database for the educational articles. It provides unlimited access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials covering 1966 to the present, with partial free full text. URL: http://www.eric.ed.gov/

2) World Bank’s Open Data Site: The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. URL: http://data.worldbank.org

3) Asia Regional Integration Center: It is searchable site set up by the Asian Development Bank to provide “an array of regularly updated information about the economic performance and prospects of 16 Asian nations.” URL: http://aric.adb.org

4) Asian Development Bank: Online data and different publications on poverty, climate change, and key indicators are available from this multilateral development finance institution. URL: http://www.adb.org/ . For key indicators of Asia and the pacific please browse: http://www.adb.org/documents/books/key_indicators/ . Access to Asian Development Bank Institute resources: http://www.adbi.org/

5) The UN Data Portals: This portal offering a lot of resources related to country profiles, statistics on agriculture, crime, education, energy, environment, finance, food & agriculture, gender, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, information and communication technology, population, refugees, tourism, trade, and millennium development goals indicators etc. To access the resources please visit http://data.un.org

6) Philippine Institute for Development Studies: It contains resourceful information on economics, poverty etc of Philippines. URL: http://www.pids.gov.ph/

7) Agriculture Network Information Center: Through AgNIC one can search the world of agriculture or stay up-to-date with the latest agricultural news and events taking place around the world. URL: http://www.agnic.org/

8) SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC): SDC acts as an effective information system for the SAARC member states. SDC acts as a repository of documents/reports produced in the region and on the region in scientific, technical, economical, industry-related and developmental matters. URL: http://www.sdc.gov.in/

9) Indiastat.com: This site covers mainly statistical information on sector specific as well as state specific news of India. URL: http://www.indiastat.com/default.aspx

10) FAOSTAT: The world’s largest and most comprehensive statistical database of FAO on food, agriculture, and hunger. URL: http://faostat3.fao.org/home/index.html#HOME

11) IMF Data & Statistics: It covers time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. URL: http://www.imf.org/external/data.htm

12) ESCAP Online Databases: The ESCAP online database includes country-level data related to demography, migration, education, health, poverty, gender, employment, economy, government finance, employment, transport, and environment. URL: http://www.unescap.org/stat/data/

13) UNCTAD Statistics: UNCTAD statistics provides information and statistics on Information economy, Population and labor forces, Economics trends etc. URL: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/Statistics.aspx

14) UNICEF’s childinfo: This website contains UNICEF’s statistical information, including data used in The State of the World’s Children and Progress for Children. URL: http://www.childinfo.org/

15) Millennium Development Goal Indicators: This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. URL:http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Default.aspx

16) Population Information Network (POPIN): POPIN strives to make international, regional and national population information, particularly information available from United Nations sources. URL: http://www.un.org/popin/

17) Population information online (POPLINE): POPLINE contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. URL: http://www.popline.org/

18) Accessible Information on Development Activities (AIDA): It provides access to historical and current information on almost 500,000 activities of major international development donors and some civil society organizations and private foundations. URL: http://aiddata.org/content/index/data-search

19) RePEc (Research Papers in Economics): It is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 75 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. For explore please visit

URL: http://www.repec.org/

20) SARAI: South Asia Resource Access on the Internet is hosted by the Columbia University, and is one of the best sources for finding web based information in South Asian studies. URL:http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/southasia/cuvl

21) SASNET: Swedish South Asian Studies Network is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia, based at Lund University. URL: http://www.sasnet.lu.se/sasnetf.html

22) DSAL: Digital South Asia Library is a project of the Center for Research Libraries, and provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, and other users. URL: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference

23) CIA-The World Fact Book: It provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.     URL:https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

24) Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh. It provides access to all branches of knowledge concerning Bangladesh. URL: http://www.banglapedia.org/

25) Public Library of Science (PLoS): Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. URL: http://www.plos.org/

Rural Development/Poverty

1) Rural Poverty Portal: Rural Poverty Portal is a website where rural poor people, policy-makers, donors, research institutes, non-governmental organizations and other development partners can share information about eradicating rural poverty. URL: http://www.ruralpovertyportal.org

2) Knowledge base: The Knowledge Base is home to valuable resources related to ICT in Agriculture and Rural Development. URL: http://www.e-agriculture.org/knowledge-base-resources

3) INASP Rural Development Directory: This Directory provides access to a wide range of information on rural development. It contains profiles of more than 450 international, regional and national networks and organisations around the globe,

URL: http://www.inasp.info/file/1bfb5e3f6fa3e9e61003d86b8a90c1d3/directory.html#rural

4) IFAD’s Knowledgebase on Rural Poverty: A useful collection of insight documents, initiatives, reports, case studies and news on a rich selection of topics related to rural poverty.                                URL: http://www.ifad.org/rural/

5) Food Security Portal: This portal contains resourceful information on food security.                   URL: http://www.foodsecurityportal.org/

6)  International Food Policy Research Institute: It contains resourceful information on food security, climate change, poverty alleviation etc. For explore please visit. URL: http://www.ifpri.org/

7) ILO Database on Poverty, Local Development and Decent Works: This Resource Database contains more than 200 tools and resources that directly or indirectly focus on poverty. URL: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresources/dwbrowse.home

8) Rural Finance Learning Centre (RFLC): This site site dedicated to providing access to materials for building capacity in the field of rural finance. URL: http://www.ruralfinance.org

9) Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI): Poverty measurement tool developed by Grameen Foundation for the microfinance industry to foster good practices for measuring the progress of individuals’ movement across poverty lines. URL: http://www.progressoutofpoverty.org/

10) Livelihoods Connect: This site contains credible information on the application of livelihoods approaches to development, research, policy and practice. URL: http://www.eldis.org/go/livelihoods/

11) SciDev.Net: This site gives policymakers, researchers, the media and civil society information and a platform to explore how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health and raise standards of living around the world. URL: http://www.scidev.net/en/