Aluka is comprised of websites (collections) Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa and World Heritage Sites: Africa. These sites have been moved to a new JSTOR platform as the first step in a longer-term effort to increase the visibility of the materials and better integrate them with other content available from JSTOR. Visitors to Aluka will be directed to visit these separate sites.
EconLit provides citations and selected abstracts, and covers topics including regional and international economics, urban economics, economic development, fiscal and monetary theory, business and public finance.
A 3-volume reference concentrating on the post 1945 period. Entries are alphabetic by theme, country, region, organization, person, and topic, and "provides a ready reference work for understanding issues that affect approximately three quarters of the globe's residents."--Introduction. All articles are signed and have bibliographies. Features articles on an extensive number of organizations and provides lengthier coverage on regions than on individual countries.
Portal to valuable, free Internet resources relevant to global business. Sections are divided into such categories as Country and Regional Data, Company and Industry Data, etc. All links are updated every 20 days, so this site is very current and very accurate. Especially valuable to locate industry information and market opportunities for all countries of the world, including the developing countries.
Web site of the Economic Freedom Network of 71 research institutes, including the Cata Institute and the Canadian Fraser Institute. Their annual "Economic Freedom of the World" report is available free as a pdf, along with extensive excel downloads of the data which ranks 130 economies on a 1-10 scale in five categories: size of govenment; legal structure/security of propertyrights; access to sound money; freedom to exchange with foreigners; and regulation of credit, labor and business.
"The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the official full texts of published documents to the database in their original language. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available in participating jurisdictions."
is both a knowledge repository and a space for discussion and
networking among those with an interest in the “next billion”―the next
billion to rise from the base of the economic pyramid
(BOP) as participants in healthy economies, and the next billion in
profits for businesses, from multinational to microenterprises, to earn
by selling to underserved markets."
Case studies and project lists from all over the world are excellent.
PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) indexes sources on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies. It does not index journals cover-to-cover but selects articles relevant to public policy.
The African Development Information site has a list of many socio-economic research centers--private, university, governmental--with hot links. This can lead to many reports which often can then be located free of charge through a scholar.google.com or www.google.com search on the titles in quotes.
The Hudson Institute, founded by well-known futurist Herman Kahn, conducts research and supports policy development in many areas of concern, including global prosperity, American culture, and others both domestic and worldwide. Its Center for Global Prosperity, at http://cgp.hudson.org/ publishes The Index of Global Philanthropy, available as a pdf at http://gpr.hudson.org/files/publications/GlobalPhilanthropy.pdf.