2009 Development and Media Publications and Resources

UN DESA / UNCTAD World Economic Situation and Prospects 2010

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) "Top Ten" Humanitarian Crises: Aid Blocked and Diseases Neglected (press release December 21, 2009)

Foreign Policy The Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2009 (December 2009)

OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2010 (November 30, 2009)

UNAIDS AIDS Epidemic Update 2009 View PDF: English | French | Spanish | Russian (November 24, 2009)

UNICEF The State of the World’s Children Special Edition: Celebrating 20 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (November 20, 2009)

Boyce, Tammy / Lewis, Justin (eds.) Climate Change and the Media (Peter Lang, 2009; hardback)

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2009 (Press Kits; November 17, 2009)

Andrew Simms et. al., IIED Other worlds are possible. Human progress in an age of climate change (November 2009)

Panos Reporting REDD (November 2009)

Susan Prowse, ODI Doha and the global crisis (Briefing Paper 57, November 2009)

Cecilie Wathne and Edward Hedger, ODI Aid effectiveness through the recipient lens (Briefing Paper 55, November 2009)

Allan, Stuart / Thorsen, Einar (eds.) Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2009; hardback)

Economist Migration: Immigrants help both the countries they leave and those to which they move (videographic)

Reporters Without Borders Worldwide press freedom index 2009 (October 5, 2009)

UNDP Human Development Report 2009. Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development (launch on October 5, 2009)

Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2009 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (press release October 5, 2009; story)

Commission on Growth and Development Post-Crisis Growth in Developing Countries: A Special Report of the Commission on Growth and Development on the Implications of the 2008 Financial Crisis (launch event October 4, 2009)

ODI An independent evaluation of Concern Worldwide’s emergency response in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (October 2009)

UNIDIR Unacceptable Harm: A History of How the Treaty to Ban Cluster Munitions was Won

William Easterly, Jessica Cohen (Eds.) What Works in Development?: Thinking Big and Thinking Small (Brookings Institution Press)

UN MDG Gap Task Force Report 2009: Strengthening the Global Partnership for Development in a Time of Crisis (press release September 16, 2009)

UN DESA World Mortality 2007

Lester R. Brown Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Earth Policy Institute; press release September 30, 2009)

IIFFMCG – CEIIG Report of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission into the Conflict in Georgia (press release September 30, 2009)

International Food Policy Research Institute Climate change: Impact on agriculture and costs of adaptation (press information September 29, 2009)

FAO How to feed the world in 2050 (September 28, 2009)

Social Watch Social Watch Report 2009. Making finances work: People first (launched September 25, 2009)

UNEP Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 (press release September 24, 2009)

Susmita Dasgupta et al. Climate Change and the Future Impacts of Storm-Surge Disasters in Developing Countries (Center for Global Development, September 24, 2009)

UN - Voices of the Vulnerable: the Economic Crisis from the Ground Up (full report September 23, 2009; press release; story)

Amnesty Sierra Leone: Out of Reach: The cost of maternal health in Sierra Leone (story September 22, 2009)

ODI Within-Country Inequality, Global Imbalances and Financial Instability (blog; September 2009)

ODI The global financial crisis and developing countries: taking stock, taking action (September 2009)

Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson, Orli Bass (Eds) Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup (HSRC Press, September 2009)

Council on Foreign Relations Global Governance Monitor: Finance (online resource)

Irish Aid Irish Aid Annual Report 2008 (press release September 17, 2009)

UNCTAD World Investment Report 2009 (press information September 17, 2009)

WHO Violence prevention: the evidence (September 17, 2009)

Oxfam Beyond Aid: Ensuring adaptation to climate change works for the poor (press release September 16, 2009)

World Bank World Development Report 2010: Development and climate change (press release September 15, 2009; blog; more)

Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress Report of the commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress (September 14, 2009; launch videos)

Economics of Climate Adaptation Working Group Shaping climate-resilient development (September 14, 2009; full report; story)

George C Patton et al. Global patterns of mortality in young people: a systematic analysis of population health data (The Lancet, Vol 374 pp881-892, 12 September 2009; press release)

World Bank Doing Business 2010 (press releases September 9, 2009; video clips)

World Economic Forum publishes The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 (press release September 8, 2009)

UNCTAD 2009 Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian people (September 8, 2009)

UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2009 (press releases September 7, 2009)

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre Helpdesk Research Report: Climate Change and Migration (September 4, 2009)

UN Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About 2008 (September 2009)

Ted Robert Gurr, Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, CIDCM Peace and Conflict 2010 (Paradigm Publishers, September 2009; executive summary)

UNEP The Natural Fix?: The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation (abstract)

Paddy Kearney Guardian of the Light, Denis Hurley: Renewing the church, Opposing Apartheid

Martin Parry et al. Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change: A critique of the UNFCCC estimates (IIED, August 2009)

UN World Economic and Social Survey 2009: Promoting Development, Saving the Planet (press release September 1, 2009)

OECD Doing Better for Children (Press material; September 1, 2009)

Vali R. Nasr Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World (Council on Foreign Relations, September 2009)

ODI A clash of principles? Humanitarian action and the search for stability in Pakistan (HPG Policy Brief 36, September 2009)

UNESCO International Guidelines on Sexuality Education (draft; news story)

UN Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (news story)

UN DESA Financial and economic crisis (web resource)

Peter J. Hotez, Aruna Kamath Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review of Their Prevalence, Distribution, and Disease Burden (PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases August 2009)

UN DESA / UNCTAD World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009: Update as of mid-2009 (press release May 27, 2009; more about the report; see also here)

ODI Options for architectural reform in European Development Cooperation (Policy Brief, August 2009) 

ODI ^State-building for peace^: navigating an arena of contradictions (Briefing Paper 52, August 2009)

ODI The global financial crisis: Poverty and social protection (Briefing Paper 51, August 2009)

FAO The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009

Columbia Journalism Review Media and the Economic Crisis (CJR’s aggregated reporting on how the political, business, and science media are covering the current economic crisis)

UN ESCAP Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Technology Review 2009 (July 31, 2009)

UN 2009 Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) (overview July 20, 2009; full report is forthcoming)

ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) The reactions of the Governments of the Americas to the international crisis (June 30, 2009)

Mark Lee Hunter et al. Story-Based Inquiry: A manual for investigative journalists. Also available in French and soon to be published in Arabic.

BBC World Service Trust Barriers to girls^ education in Somalia

Council on Foreign Relations Non-proliferation (online resource)

UNEP Global Green New Deal Policy Brief

UNEP Vital Forest Graphics

Cecilia Tacoli, IIED Crisis or adaptation? Migration and climate change in a context of high mobility; story

UNDP Arab Human Development Report 2009 (press release July 21, 2009)

ECLAC Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2009 (press release July 20, 2009)

World Bank Climate Change Website (beta launch July 20, 2009)

Institute for International Integration Studies, Advisory Board for Irish Aid Policy Coherence for Development: the State of Play in Ireland (June 2009)

Julia E Sweig Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know (July 17, 2009)

UNCTAD The Least Developed Countries Report, 2009 (press information July 16, 2009)

Irish Department of Finance Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes Volume I (see pp54-55) (press release July 16, 2009; Irish Times coverage)

Freedom House Freedom in the World 2009 (press release July 16, 2009)

ODI Good news on agriculture: now come the tricky questions (blog July 14, 2009)

UK Conservative Party One World Conservatism: Green Paper on International Development (launched July 13, 2009; ODI commentary)

WHO World Health Statistics 2009

Jessica Espey, ODI Sexual Violence: breaking a culture of silence (Blog July 9, 2009)

ODI; German Marshall Fund; Democratic Audit The impact of US and UK legislatures on aid delivery (launch audio & video coverage July 8, 2009)

Columbia Journalism Review CJR’s summer reading list for journalists (July 7, 2009)

UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2009 (Donor press release and Global press release July 6, 2009)

OECD Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2009 (press release July 6, 2009)

OECD; WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum (launched July 6, 2009; press release)

UK Department for International Development Eliminating World Poverty, Building our Common Future (press release July 6, 2009; commentary from ODI bloggers)

Oxfam Suffering the Science: Climate change, people, and poverty (press release July 6, 2009)

Minority Rights Group International People Under Threat 2009 (press release July 2, 2009)

Sorcha O^Callaghan et al., ODI Losing ground: Protection and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (HPG Working Paper, July 2009)

High Level Policy Forum hosted by DFID, ActionAid, DSA, EADI and IDS After 2015: promoting pro-poor growth after the MDGs (audio)Beyond 2015: Rethinking development policy (May 26, 2008) and The looming deadline for the Millennium Development Goals: 2015 (ODI Blog July 2, 2009) (conference held June 23, 2009). See also Andy Sumner

YouTube YouTube Reporter^s Center - advice for citizen and would-be journalists

OECD International Migration Outlook 2009 (press material and video June 30, 2009)

The UN Regional Commissions The Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Regional Impacts, Responses and Solutions (June 30, 2009)

UN Economic Commission for Africa; African Union Commission The global financial crisis: impact, responses and way forward (Africa)

UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa 2009: Strengthening regional economic integration for Africa’s development (press release June 25, 2009)

Human Rights Watch New reports include: "Bring the Gun or You’ll Die" (Kenya; launched June 29); "Diamonds in the Rough" Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe (press release June 26); "What Did I Do Wrong?" Papuans in Merauke Face Abuses by Indonesian Special Forces (June 24) No One to Intervene: Gaps in Civilian Protection in Southern Sudan (June 21); The Risk of Return: Repatriating the Displaced in the Context of Conflict in Eastern Chad (June 19, 2009)

UNODC World Drug Report 2009 (press release June 24, 2009)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Our world. Views from the field. The impact of conflicts and armed violence on civilians (press release June 23, 2009)

World Bank Global Development Finance 2009: Charting a Global Recovery (press release June 22, 2009)

The Fund for Peace; Foreign Policy Failed States Index 2009 and Analysis (Foreign Policy Magazine, June 22, 2009). Experts Available.

Katherine Richardson et al. (climate experts) Synthesis Report (press release June 18, 2009) based on the March conference, "Climate change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions"

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2009-2018 (press release June 17, 2009 )

U.S. Global Change Research Program Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

UK Film Council Stories We Tell Ourselves: The Cultural Impact of UK Film 1946-2006 (June 17, 2009)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies World Disasters Report: Focus on Early Warning, Early Action (press release June 16, 2009)

UNICEF Machel Study 10-Year Strategic Review: Children and conflict in a changing world (press release June 16, 2009)

UNHCR 2008 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons (press release June 16, 2009)

U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2009 (June 16, 2009)

Michela Wrong It^s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower (HarperCollins, June 16, 2009)

WHO Global status report on road safety (press release June 15, 2009)

ODI The global financial crisis and developing countries: The global financial crisis and developing countries: Synthesis of the findings of 10 country case studies (Working Paper 306, June 2009); Mareike Meyn and Jane Kennan The implications of the global financial crisis for developing countries^ export volumes and values (Working Paper 305, June 2009); José Brambila Macias and Isabella Massa The global financial crisis and sub-Saharan Africa: The effects of slowing private capital inflows on growth (Working Paper 304, June 2009); Massimiliano Calì with Salvatore Dell’Erba The global financial crisis and remittances: What past evidence suggests (Working Paper 303, June 2009); Poor countries hit harder than expected by global financial and economic crisis (Blog, June 4, 2009) 

OECD OECD Economic Outlook (launched June 24, 2009)

Thomson Reuters Foundation Ethics Handbook for Journalists £5 (plus £2 for postage and packing). To order, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (launched June 16, 2009)

ILO Appendix to the Report of the Director-General - The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories (press release June 11, 2009)

ILO Give girls a chance - Tackling child labour, a key to the future (Media summary; press release June 10, 2009)

Jessica Brown, ODI The future of climate finance: a new approach is needed (Opinion, June 2009)

Andrew Clapham and Mary Robinson Realising the Right to Health (Swiss Human Rights Books, vol. 3; launched June 22, 2009). The first two volumes in the series are Realising Property Rights and Realising the Rights of the Child

Lorenzo Cotula et al., IIED Land grab or development opportunity? Agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa (June 2009)

Ced Hesse, James MacGregor, IIED Arid waste? Reassessing the value of dryland pastoralism (June 2009)

Michael H. Glantz (Ed.) Heads Up! Early Warning Systems for Climate, Water and Weather-Related Hazards (May 2009)

Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock The Rise of Bilateralism: Comparing American, European and Asian Approaches to Preferential Trade Agreements (May 2009)

Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals Leading by Example – Protecting the most vulnerable during the economic crisis: The Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals 2009 (press release June 15, 2009)

DATA The DATA Report 2009: Monitoring the G8 Promise to Africa (press release June 11, 2009)

African Development Bank, World Bank, World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report 2009 (press release June 10, 2009)

Burniaux, J. et al., OECD Better Aid Managing Aid: Practices of DAC Member Countries (June 10, 2009)

Africa Progress Panel (APP) Annual Report 2009, An Agenda for Progress at a Time of Global Crisis: A Call for African Leadership (press release June 10, 2009)

Freedom House, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians (June 4, 2009)

Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer (June 3, 2009)

Tropical Storms: Tropical Storm Risk 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Activity Forecast (updated June 4); Colorado State University 2009 Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Forecast (updated June 2)

Vision of Humanity Global Peace Index 2009 (June 2, 2009; media pack). See also: Causes & Value of Peace

OECD The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: How to Build the Necessary Global Action in a Cost-effective Manner (working paper No. 701; June 2, 2009)

International Broadcasting Trust (IBT) The World in Focus (June 2009)

OCED/IEA Annex I Expert Group on the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change papers

United Nations Association of the USA A Global Agenda: Issues Before the United Nations 2009-2010

Eds. Michael Spence, Maureen A. Lewis, World Bank Health and Growth (May 29, 2010; Book Launch Jan 10, 2011)

UN Economic Commission for Africa, Africa Union Economic Report on Africa 2009: Developing African Agriculture Through Regional Value Chainspress launch May 28, 2009) (

Jørgen Elmeskov, OECD The General Economic Background to the (financial) Crisis (presented May 24-26, 2009)

USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) - track food prices and markets

OECD Measuring the Pulse of Africa in Times of Crisis (Policy Brief, May 2009)

World Bank Abolishing School Fees in Africa: Lessons Learned in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique (May 2009)

World Bank Information and Communications for Development 2009: Extending Reach and Increasing Impact (May 2009)

International Organisation for Migration Migration, Climate Change and the Environment (policy brief May 2009)

Yuri Yudin, UNIDIR Multilateralization of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Assessing the Existing Proposals (summary; May 2009)

World Bank World Development Indicators 2009 (April 2009)

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Renewing American Leadership in the Fight Against Global Hunger and Poverty: The Chicago Initiative on Global Agricultural Development (February 25, 2009)

Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2008 (October 2008)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change AWG-LCA Negotiating text (May 19, 2009; news story) To be discussed at Bonn Climate Change Talks in June in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December.

Global Humanitarian Forum Human Impact Report: Climate Change – The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis (press release, May 29, 2009)

Human Rights Watch, Landmine Action, and Landmine Monitor Banning Cluster Munitions: Government Policy and Practice (Human Rights Watch press release, May 29, 2009)

Amnesty International Amnesty International Annual report 2009: The State of the World^s Human Rights (May 28, 2009)

AidWatch, CONCORD Lighten the load: In a time of crisis, European aid has never been more important (May 2009)

OECD International Trade: Free, Fair And Open? (Press release, May 19, 2009)

CIMA Sword and Shield: Self-Regulation and International Media (May 5, 2009)

Deepa Narayan, Lant Pritchett and Soumya Kapoor Moving Out of Poverty: Success from the Bottom-Up (Palgrave and World Bank, April 7, 2009; part of a series)

UNISDR, UNDP Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk (launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, May 17, 2009; press centre)

OECD African Economic Outlook 2009 (May 11, 2009; see also africaneconomicoutlook.org)

Lancet, University College London Institute for Global Health Commission Managing the health effects of climate change (Lancet 2009; 373: 1693–733 May 16, 2009)

Commission on Climate Change and Development Closing the Gaps: Disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change in developing countriespress release; Declaration and Executive Summary) (May 14, 2009;

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) OCHA 2009 situation reports (ongoing; current focus areas: Sri Lanka and Southern African Floods)

BBC World Debate Global Recession: A Developing World Emergency? [Watch here or here] in Broadband. Click here or here to watch in Narrowband.

OECD OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China (May 14, 2009)

UNEP Environment on the Edge 2007/08 (May 2009; chapter 1 focuses on Northern Ireland)

Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford & Orlanda Ruthven Portfolios of the Poor: How the World^s Poor Live on $2 a Day (Princeton, 2009; Chapter 1)

ODI ^Beyond Aid^ for sustainable development (ODI Project Briefing, May 2009)

ODI Why Rule of Law matters for development (ODI Opinion 131, May 2009)

European Commission DG Development Communication Supporting Developing Countries in Coping with the Crisis. Accompanying staff working documents: Financing for Development - Where does the EU go from Doha?; 2009 Aid for Trade Monitoring Report; Aid Effectiveness after Accra – where does the EU stand?; Millennium Development Goals – impact of the financial crisis on developing countries; and Citizens´summary.

Nieman Reports Swine Flu: Reporting the Story

OECD Coherence for Health: Innovation for New Medicines for Infectious Diseases (The Development Dimension series, April 29, 2009)

BBC World Service Trust Governance and the Media: A survey of policy opinion (press release, April 27, 2009)

World Bank Global Monitoring Report 2009: A Development Emergency (press release, April 24, 2009)

OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Ireland (2009) DAC Peer Review of Ireland - Main Findings and Recommendations (press release, April 20, 2009)

OECD Better Aid: Managing Development Resources, The Use of Country Systems in Public Financial Management (April 9, 2009)

ODI Providing Aid in Insecure Environments: Trends in violence against aid workers and the operational response (HPG Policy Brief 34, April 2009)

IMF Global Financial Stability Report: Responding to the Financial Crisis and Measuring Systemic Risks (April 2009)

ODI The global financial crisis: risks for fragile states in Africa (ODI Opinion 130, April 2009)

OECD Data for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation and South Africa (April 2009)

Duncan Green, Oxfam International ^From Poverty to Power (blog)

ODI Social protection: A global imperative (ODI Opinion 129, April 2009)

UNDP The Economic Crisis around the world (web resource)

OECD OECD work on tax evasion (web resource)

OECD Is Informal Normal? Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries (March 31, 2009)

Trócaire and Christian Aid Ireland Ireland’s role in a climate constrained world (March 24, 2009)

Committee of African Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Impact of the Crisis on African Economies - Sustaining Growth and Poverty Reduction: African Perspectives and Recommendations to the G20 (March 21, 2009)

UNCTAD The global economic crisis: systemic failures and multilateral remedies (March 19, 2009)

OECD Armed Violence Reduction: Enabling Development (March 18, 2009)

OECD Managing Water for All: An OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing (March 17, 2009)

UN 3rd United Nations World Water Development Report: Water in a Changing World (WWDR-3) (March 16, 2009)

IMF Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa (press release March 9, 2009)

 World Bank Swimming Against the Tide: How Developing Countries Are Coping with the Global Crisis (press release March 8, 2009)

Paul Collier Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (The Bodley Head, March 5, 2009; sample)

UNCTAD Keeping ODA afloat: no stone unturned (Policy Brief, March 2009)

IDS / BBC World Service Trust The Role of Media in Fragile Situations (March 2009)

 UN Achieving Sustainable Development in an Age of Climate Change (March 2009)

 UN DESA World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision

UNCTAD Compendium on debt sustainability and development

Fred Carden Knowledge to Policy: Making the Most of Development Research (Sage/IDRC 2009)

Seth Kaplan Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development (related: ODI blog)

 Dóchas The global crisis: Now is not the time to turn our backs to the poor (March 2009)

UN DESA World Economic Situation and Prospects, 2005–2009: on the Global Financial and Economic Crisis

IJNet IJNetVideo The International Journalists^ Network has a YouTube page allowing journalists across the world to access journalism training videos

Sam Schulhofer-Wohl and Miguel Garrido Do Newspapers Matter? Evidence from the Closure of The Cincinnati Post (March 2009)

UN General Assembly Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development

International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Job Crisis Observatory

ODI A Development Charter for the G-20

ODI, ALNAP Where to now? Agency expulsions in Sudan: Consequences and next steps

ODI, DFID Eliminating World Poverty: Building Our Common Future (March 2009)

ODI Biofuels: Could the South benefit? (March 2009)

ODI Climate change challenges for European development co-operation: Emerging Issues EDC2020 Policy Brief (March 2009)

ODI Children in times of economic crisis: Past lessons, future policies (March 2009)

Africa Progress Panel Africa: Preserving progress at a time of global crisis

UNEP Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports (March 2009)

OECD Genderindex.org: A New Way of Assessing on Gender Equality in Developing Countries

Dóchas Making Poverty History Together - includes new briefing papers on gender and water

FAO The State of the World^s Forests 2009

FAO The State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2008

UN-Habitat The State of the African Cities Report 2008

UNIDO Industrial Development Report 2009: Breaking In and Moving Up - New Industrial Challenges for the Bottom Billion and the Middle-Income Countries (summary; release February 23, 2009)

Human Rights Watch Democracy or Monopoly? Angola^s Reluctant Return to Elections (February 23, 2009); War on the Displaced: Sri Lankan Army and LTTE Abuses against Civilians in the Vanni (February 19, 2009); “It’s an Everyday Battle”: Censorship and Harassment of Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Sudan (February 18, 2009); “There is No Protection”: Insecurity and Human Rights in Southern Sudan (February 12, 2009); "We Are Like Forgotten People" - The Chin People of Burma: Unsafe in Burma, Unprotected in India (January 27, 2009)

OECD Preventing Violence, War and State Collapse: The Future of Conflict Early Warning and Response (February 19, 2009)

OECD Development Co-operation Report 2009 (news story February 18, 2009; statistical annex)

Pew Global Attitudes Project The Global Middle Class (February 12, 2009)

 Transatlantic Taskforce on Development Toward a Brighter World: A Transatlantic Call for Renewed Leadership and Partnerships in Global Development (Press release February 10, 2009)

Dóchas Impact of the economic crisis on developing countries (includes links to external resources)

UN Year in Review 2008: United Nations Peace Operations (February 2009)

UN, Economic Commission for Europe Putting Economic Governance at the Heart of Peacebuilding (February 2009)

Vesselin Popovski, Gregory M. Reichberg and Nicholas Turner (Eds) World Religions and Norms of War (February 2009)

UNEP The Environmental Food Crisis (2009)

UNEP From Conflict to Peacebuilding – the Role of Natural Resources and the Environment (February 2009)

UNEP Independent Environmental Assessment: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (February 2009)

ODI, Milo Vandermoortele Growth without development: Looking beyond inequality (February 2009)

OECD Tackling the financial and economic crisis (website)

 World Bank Policy Note: Vulnerable Countries Brief (pdf)

European Commission DG Development EU Donor Atlas 2008

UN International Development Cooperation Today: Emerging Trends and Debates (February 2009)

UN Intergovernmental Negotiations and Decision Making at the United Nations: A Guide - Second Updated Edition(February 2009)

OECD Policy Insights: Extracting More From EITI (February 2009)

UN Debating NGO Accountability (February 2009)

Dambisa Moyo Dead Aid (Penguin Books, January 29, 2009)

ILO Global Employment Trends Report 2009 (press release January 28, 2009)

UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report 2009: outlines UNICEF’s appeal for children and women in 36 emergencies around the world (press release January 27, 2009)

OECD Natural Resources and Pro-Poor Growth (January 27, 2009)

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) The Military Balance 2009 (launched January 27, 2009)

Chatham House The Feeding of the Nine Billion: Global Food Security for the 21st Century (press release, January 26, 2009; see also Oxfam press release)

Oxfam - A Billion Hungry People (press release, January 26, 2009)

OECD Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries 2009 - Disbursements, Commitments, Country Indicators (January 23, 2009)

OECD Overcoming Border Bottlenecks - The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation (January 22, 2009)

OECD Development Aid at a Glance 2008 - Statistics by Region (January 16, 2009; also available on Google books)

UN DESA / UNCTAD World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009 (January 15, 2009; more about the report; see also here)

Worldwatch Institute State of the World 2009: Into A Warming World (January 15, 2009; press release)

UNICEF The State of the World’s Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health (press release: January 15, 2009)

Human Rights Watch World Report 2009 (January 14, 2009; press release)

World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2009 (January 13, 2009)

Freedom House Freedom in the World 2009 (January 12, 2009)

Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions 2009 (January 7, 2009)

RISJ, Andrew Currah What^s Happening to Our News: An investigation into the likely impact of the digital revolution on the economics of news publishing in the UK (January 2009)

OECD Query Wizard for International Development Statistics. See also OECD International Development Statistics 2009 (CD-ROM) and OECD Statistics Portal)

ODI Private security providers and services in humanitarian operations (HPG Policy Brief 33, January 2009)

World Bank Atlas of Global Development (Second Edition): A Visual Guide to the World^s Greatest Challenges (January, 2009)

International Organization for Migration (IOM) The Impact of Financial Crises on International Migration (2009)

World and Media