Resources for sharing development knowledges

Sitting in an interesting meeting of the International Advisory Group of IDS’s MK4D (Mobilising Knowledge for Development) initiative, it struck me that there are now a number of  similar initiatives, all trying to tackle the sharing of development knowledges in rather different ways, and yet no central place where these are all listed.  So, here is a list of some of the ones that I think are most interesting (sorted alphabetically!):

  • bytesforall – a citizen’s network in South Asia that identifies, discusses and builds network on emerging issues related to ICT and its impact to development
  • Comminit – The Comunication Initiative Network, where communication and media are central to social and economic development
  • Development Gateway – an international nonprofit organization with the mission to reduce poverty and enable change in developing nations through information technology (includes the Zunia programme)
  • Eldis – based at IDS and aiming  to share the best in development policy, practice and research (within the MK4D package for work at IDS)
  • Global Development Learning Network – cooordinated by the World Bank, the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) is a partnership that collaborates in the design of customized learning solutions for individuals and organizations working in development
  • IDRC/CRDI (Canada’s International Development Research Centre) – supporting applied research to find local solutions that will have lasting impacts on communities around the world.
  • IICD – using ICTs to help people in Africa and Latin America access the information that can transform their lives
  • infoDev – supports global sharing of information on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), and helps to reduce duplication of efforts and investments
  • R4D (Research4Development)- the portal to DFID centrally funded research
  • Zunia Knowledge Exchange


Filed under ICT4D

3 responses to “Resources for sharing development knowledges

  1. Thanks for listing Tim, let’s upload them in a central Netvibes portal and aggregate all their RSS feeds in one central page

  2. Jon

    Tim, would some of the ‘evidence to policy’ stuff fit here – such as or (also DFID) – or perhaps these are a bit different, more about uptake and pushing research to use, than collecting it together…

    • unwin

      Jon – thanks for these – my feeling was that they are more about pushing research to use… But great to have these listed here so that others can draw down on them. Keep up the great work that you and the team at IDS are doing!

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