Aid Industry

Development assistance amounts to some $160 billion a year, which is spent on a vast range of humanitarian programmes. How can these huge sums of money be spent most effectively?  Find great resources here to help you answer these critical questions.

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With the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, world leaders voted to commit to achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals over the next 15 years, forming the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Stay up to date with all the latest trends in the development sector with our extensive directory of websites, magazines and blogs that provide regular news and analysis on development issues. If you use RSS be sure to download our Development & Aid RSS file.

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Find information on hundreds of organisations working in development, including multilateral institutions, bilateral agencies, NGOs, social movements, think tanks, donors and private consulting firms.

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Education & Careers

Find useful career advice for prospective development and humanitarian workers along with a directory of job posting websites. You can also find a directory of universities and other educational institutions offering courses and degrees related to development. Make sure to download our RSS list International Development Jobs

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Development Management

A collection of online resources, guides and manuals dedicated to different aspects of development management, such as project cycle management, monitoring evaluation and learning, advocacy and campaigning, research and more. 

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Hot Topics

Locust Crisis 2020

 A heavy locust infestation in East Africa and South Asia is affecting the food supply across the region. Some countries experience the worst outbreak in 70 years, threatening the food security of 25 million people. As of April 2020, efforts to control the locusts were also hampered by ongoing restrictions in travel and shipping due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis was triggered by unnaturally good breeding conditions for the locusts - a result of the progressive climate change.

Locust Crisis 2020

2030 Agenda

These 17 goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for 2030, aim to end poverty, protect the environment and ensure peace and prosperity for all. Find all the information & updates on the Sustainable Development Goals here.

2030 Agenda


War, extreme violence and poverty are some of the reasons why 65 million people have left their homes. Syria, Venezuela, Central America and North Africa are currently suffering some of the biggest forced migrations. And the rise of far-right parties in the countries that hold these migrants are causing a humanitarian crisis.


815 million people suffer from food insecurity and malnutrition around the world, the majority of these people live in developing countries and in conflict areas. Poverty is the main cause and children are the principal victims of hunger as it compromises their intellectual and physical development and affects them lifelong.


Water Crisis

It affects every continent and is one of the largest global risks, as 844 million people around the world lack access to it. We are the blue planet, and water sometimes is seen as an unlimited resource. But the reality is that water is scarce, and the need of finding a sustainable balance between its use and its preservation must be a global priority.

Water Crisis

Land grabbing

Europe and the US are the biggest consumers of land in the world and they both mainly depend on imported land. In the past years, millions of productive lands from developing countries are being sold to transnational companies and foreign investors without the informed consent of the communities that depend on these lands for their survival.

Land grabbing

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Nature’s Dangerous Decline 

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Years of Living Dangerously

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The Borgen Project

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Hero of the Month

Jeffrey Skoll

Founder of the Skoll Foundation, in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world. The foundation aims to drive large-scale change by investing in social entrepreneurs that are working to solve world’s problems, until now, it has invested an approximation of $470 million  in 128 entrepreneurs and 106 organizations around the world.

Featured Organisation of the Month

A United Voice

InterAction is an alliance organization consisting of over 180 members that work around the world, with a common commitment to working with the world's poor and vulnerable, and a belief that together, we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place.

Featured Online Resource of the Month

Resource Centre

The Governance & Social Development Resource Centre is a partnership of research institutes, think-tanks and consultancy organisations that provides applied knowledge services on demand and online, in issues of governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict.