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International Studies-Degree Programs: International Development

This guide, created by Benjamin Applebee, Brett Schneider and Josh Patton, is broken into the 7 major degree programs. From International Security to Human Rights, this is your one-stop-shop for all matters Global. Last updated by CWA on 7/31/12.

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Sustainable International Development Institute

"The Sustainable International Development Institute (SIDI) is an organization of individuals at the Graduate School of International Studies who are interested in development issues.
Mission
SIDI is dedicated to the improvement of the human condition through the creation of a more sustainable world.  Our mission is to promote innovative, effective global development by participating in grass-roots activism, region specific research, and the exchange of ideas and information."

Development Goals

UN Millennium Development Goals

"The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

Geography

Water and Food Sustainability Links

  • Water Resources Abstracts
    Provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications.
    • EPA: Water & Ecosystem Services
      EPA programs and resources are helping states and communities to manage, protect, and restore water and ecosystems through sustainable management of natural resources.
    • Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) program
      GLOWS is a consortium financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) working to increase social, economic, and environmental benefits to people of the developing world through clean water, healthy aquatic ecosystems and sustainable water resources management.
    • Safer Water, Better Health
      World Health Organization report. Safer water for better health -- the first-ever report depicting country-by-country estimates of the burden of disease due to water, sanitation and hygiene highlights how much disease could be prevented through increased access to safe water and better hygiene.
    • Pacific Institute
      The Pacific Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. Their Water and Sustainability Program is relevant.
    • United Nations: Water for Life Decade
       
    • United Nations: Global Issues: Food
    • WHO: Food Safety
    • Human Development Reports  
        
      Known for the Human Development Index, this annual study published by the United Nations Development Programme is a major source of statistics and ranking information by dozens of indicators such as child labor, literacy, cellular subscribers, arms transfers, economic activity, employment, GDP, mortality rate, life expectancy, and many more.
      United Nations Statistics Division  
        
      Provides data on demographic and social statistics.

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