GDN Literature services
Sites with free downloadable papers
Sites with downloadable articles for subscribers
Sites with free literature search tools
Sites with literature search tools for subscribers
Sources of research funding
Websites for economists
National aid agencies
Help regarding plagiarism
- Natural Resource Database Software (NRDB), by Richard Alexander
- Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro), by the US Census Bureau
(Distributional Analysis Stata Package)
- DAD Software
(Distributional Analysis/Analyse Distributive)
- GAMS Software
MPIA-funded researchers are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for information on obtaining the PEP licence for GAMS at a subsidised rate.
- GAMS Mailing list
GAMS users worldwide use a mailing list name GAMS-L to exchange information about GAMS
- GAMS Program for Balancing a SAM, by Fofana I, Lemelin A and Cockburn J.
This website, prepared by Ms. Leslie Hanson, presents a list of the 105 websites (and online resources) dedicated to academic research and higher education. The list includes a variety of academic search engines and journal databases, librairies and encyclopedias, as well as other scholarly resources (e.g. informative blogs covering academic journals, and overall articles) that "any aspiring PhD student would find useful".
- Access to Data: Through the GDN Data initiative, researchers in low and middle income countries can get access to datasets to support the quality of their research and analysis.
- Director of Free online Journals
- Journal service: Access to journals for researchers working in low and middle income countries.
- Funding Information: A range of funding information services carrying up-to-date news of grants, fellowships and other funding opportunities, specially selected for relevance to social science researchers.
- Toolkits: GDNet produces toolkits to share knowledge and experience on key topics. Providing practical, hands-on advice compiled from a range of sources from best practice literature to interviews with individuals experienced in that area, each has been specially written to cover areas of particular interest to researchers in developing countries.
- SSRN: The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a publicly accessible site that gathers academic discussion papers and forthcoming publications (30,000 abstracts and 15,000 downloadable papers) from a huge number of first-rate economics departments and research centres (NEBR, CEPR, IZA, etc.). This is a great site to get the very latest research papers. As they are extremely recent, their bibliographies are excellent starting points for a literature survey. The search facility is straightforward. You can also subscribe to receive email updates on specific subject areas but there may be a fee for this.
- World bank eLibrary: The eLibrary houses nearly 8,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers, and also offers a number of useful research tools and features such as extensive browsing options (content type, topic, key word, series, and other metadata), search within search result; chapter-level abstracts and individual chapter download.
- REPEC: This sites groups together a number of search tools, including IDEAS, which includes roughly 130,000 articles and working papers, many of which can be downloaded, plus many software programs and add-ons. The site also includes WOPEC, which contains 36,000 downloadable papers.
- ELDIS: This site contains a search facility for obtaining documents, web sites and assorted information on development issues.
- NBER: The NBER publishes a huge working paper series (close to 9000 papers) in all fields of economics. Access is free for most developing countries upon written (email) request.
- JSTOR: This site allows subscribers to download articles from 13 top economic journals (AER; Econometrica; JEL; JEP; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Political Economy; QJE; Review of Economic Studies; Review of Economics and Statistics) with a three- to five-year lag depending on the journal (i.e. you can download all publications before 1997 from the Review of Economics Studies).
- PROQUEST: This site provides subscribers access to summaries of articles from over 8000 publications, many of which can be downloaded.
- Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
- ECONLIT: This is an excellent search tool for finding economics papers that covers almost all economics journals.
- Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI): This is also an excellent search tool for finding economics papers covering most economic journals. It has the added advantage of allowing searches by citations so that starting from a classic (oft-cited) paper, you can trace research forward to see who has done more recent research on the issue.
- UNICEF: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)
- IFPRI datasets: Household- and Community-level Surveys / Social Accounting Matrices
- SEDLAC - Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Ethnicity and the Millennium Development Goals
- The International Household Survey Network (IHSN) has established a web-based Central Survey and Census Catalog, which provides users with access to selected survey and census metadata, documentation and datasets. Access to underlying electronic files is enforced and controlled according to each official depositor’s policy.
- The World Bank has developed the Development Data Platform (DDP), which provides information on existing household survey datasets and their characteristics. For World Bank internal use only, the Development Data Platform (DDP) provides access and basic analytical tools for both time series (macro) and survey (micro) data on a wide range of development topics; and includes metadata, documentation and related datasets. With DDP’s powerful features, users can prepare and publish web reports, charts and maps.
- The Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) web site lists all LSMS surveys conducted so far and gives information on how to obtain the data. LSMS surveys collect household data that can be used to assess household welfare, understand household behavior, and evaluate the effects of various government policies on living conditions. Data on many dimensions of household well-being are generally collected (consumption, income, savings, employment, health, education, fertility, nutrition, housing and migration).
- The Africa Household Survey Databank, the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Household Survey Databank, and the Latin America and Caribbean Household Survey Databank provide access to information and files for household surveys conducted in those regions. The Poverty Monitoring Survey Database provides access to household surveys conducted around the globe. The information available in these repositories is composed of descriptive survey, dataset and documentation metadata and their related electronic files.
- The Program for the Improvement of Surveys and the Measurement of Living Conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLC/MECOVI) aims at improving data quality and availability in terms of their scope, coverage, reliability, and, most importantly, their relevance for policy making. The program was implemented in 1997 by the Inter-American Development Bank together with the World Bank, ECLAC and country governments including those of Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru.
- Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSs) are often used to look at health and education indicators. You can find information on how to access the datasets on the DHS web site.
- Household Expenditure and Income Data for Transitional Economies (HEIDE) (5.4Mb .zip file) is a database of household expenditure and income data from recent surveys. It was created by a World Bank research team as part of a project analyzing poverty and social assistance in transition economies.
- Check out also the Inequality around the World website, maintained by Branko Milanovic.
- Other World Bank datasets available free of charge can be found on the Poverty World Bank Research Datasets page.
- The Mexican National Survey for Household Income and Expenditures (ENIGH), National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico
- The Mexican National Survey for Household Income and Expenditures is a biennial survey that has been conducted since 1984 on the amount and structure of Mexican household income. The data for 2000–2006 is available from the INEGI web site (Spanish) under the heading “Encuesta nacional de ingresos y gastos de los hogares”. The National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) provides on their web site (Spanish) the Stata programs for the computations corresponding to reports on the rural and urban poverty estimation.
- African househod surveys used in DAD illustrations
- OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal
- Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) : www.pep-net.org (see "Call for Proposals")
- African Economic Research Network (AERC): www.aercafrica.org
- CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition: www.cuts.in
- Global Development Network (GDN) Awards: www.gdnet.org (see also their list of funding opportunities at: www.gdnet.org/middle.php?oid=248)
- African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
- Arab Planning Institute (API)
- Bureau for Economic Research and Development (BREAD, Harvard)
- Centre d'Études et de Coopération Internationale (CECI)
- Centre de Recherche et Développement Économique (CRDE)
- Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)
- Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales - Universidad Nacional de La Plata (CEDLAS)
- Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre (CHIP)
- Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC)
- Département et Laboratoire d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée (DELTA)
- Développement et Insertion Internationale (DIAL)
- Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER-USAID)
- The ELDIS Gateway to Development Information (ELDIS)
- Global Development Network (GDN)
- Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)
- Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA)
- Impact Evaluation Network (IEN)
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- International Child Development Centre (Innocenti ICDC-Unicef)
- Institut National de Sciences Économiques et d'Administration (INSEA) - Maroc
- Oxford Poverty and Human Devolpment Initiative (OPHI)
- South African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)
- Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet)
- PEP-GTAP South Asian Network of Economic Modelers (SANEM)
- Vietnam Economic Research Network (VERN)
- World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER)
- About Economics
- Dr. T's EconLinks.com
- Home Pages of Economists with Interests in Applied Microeconomics and Development
- Resources for Economists on the Internet
- Ecomod: International network of modelers
- EPIAM: Tools for the Ex Ante Poverty Impact Assessment of Macroeconomic Policies
- Excel link : Program to import/export data from Excel within GAMS
- General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) : Site for users of GAMS software
- Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP): GTAP's goal is to improve the quality of quantitative analysis of global economic issues within an economy-wide framework
- Intereconomics : Site that has some interesting informations for CGE modelers
- MAMS: Maquette for MDG Simulations
- Centre for International Development Agency (CIDA)
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
- The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
- International Poverty Centre (IPC)
- FAO Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative
- International Labor Organization (ILO)
- World Bank:Poverty Net
- World Bank LSMS (household surveys)
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