would be a lot more helpful if URL's were included in the text of the
> De : Christopher Byrne <[log in to unmask]>
> A : [log in to unmask]
> Objet : Assistance with a Human Face
> Date : dimanche 7 février 1999 20:06
> The Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF) of Japan has posted their
> January 1999 Newsletter, a Special Report on Contractors and
> Consultants, to their website. You can directly link to the document
> summary or download the PDF File (599K) from the New Publications
> Section of the IDN Website at http://www.idn.org/
> Here is what else is new since the new year (yes we have not written in
> a while):
> Quick Links of the Week
> February 7 - This week's IDN Quick Link is to the web site for ICPD +5 -
> The Hague Forum, which is taking place this week. This forum will review
> progress in Reproductive Health since the Cairo Conference five years
> January 31 - International Development Week in Canada, which took place
> from January 31-February 6, 1999.
> January 25, 1999 - OECD Development Cooperation Review of Finland:
> Summary and Conclusions.
> January 17, 1999 - The redesigned web site of the Asian Development
> January 10, 1999 - OECD/DAC Development Cooperation Review of the
> European Community
> Tools You Can Use:
> This week's tool is a link to the Year 2000 Budget for USAID as Proposed
> by the White House. Other tools this year have included:
> January 31, 1999 - Projects Funded by the Agence Française de
> January 24, 1999 - World Bank's 1998 Annual Review of Development
> Effectiveness (ARDE).
> January 17, 1999 - CD-DEXS : USAID's Development Experience System on
> CD-ROM. This tool includes over 9,000 USAID project descriptions and
> almost 100,000 report citations, as well as hundreds of reports in
> January 10, 1999 - USAID Worldwide Mission Director Conference Report.
> New Publications
> January 31, 1999 - Time for Change: Food Aid and Development
> The World Food Program has recently made available the report Time for
> Change: Food Aid and Development Consultation. You can link to the HTML
> Version of reports presented in October of 1998 and/or download the new
> WFP report in PDF Format.
> January 10, 1999 - Special Report on International Cooperation
> The December 1998 Issue of the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of
> Japan Newsletter is a special report on International Cooperation. You
> can find out more Information on the contents of this publication, as
> well as a link to a PDF version at the OECF web site.
> New Links:
> Added February 7
> Africa Business Network - brings in one place information on resources
> from IFC, its partners and others that can help increase the quantity
> and quality of private investment in Africa.
> Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD) Program - under a
> Cooperative Agreement with the U.S.Agency for International Development,
> has as its primary objective the development of new or improved
> contraceptive methods that are safe, effective, acceptable, and suitable
> for use in the US and developing countries.
> Education For All Forum - an international watchdog body, set up after
> the World Conference on Education for All in 1990 to promote and monitor
> progress towards Education for All.
> Environment Information Clearinghouse (EIC) - is a program of the United
> States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Global
> Environment Center. EIC was established to provide multi-disciplinary
> environment research and information services to USAID and its worldwide
> Global ChildNet - an organisation which uses the Internet to offer a
> range of easily accessible, child health related, on-line services.
> These services include databases and other information on issues related
> to the well-being of the world's children.
> Global Environment Centre Foundation - makes step-by-step efforts so
> that all people in the world can lead an affluent life in a clean
> environment on Planet Earth.
> International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) - main role is to
> promote the application of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) to
> address urban environmental problems, such as sewage, air pollution,
> solid waste and noise, and the management of freshwater basins to
> developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
> International Rescue Committee - is the leading non-profit, nonsectarian
> voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement
> services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.
> Operation Smile - not-for-profit, volunteer medical services
> organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to indigent
> children and young adults in 16 developing countries and in
> the United States.
> Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network - is an
> association of more than 40 North American private and voluntary
> organizations which support micro and small enterprise programme in the
> developing world.
> Societe de Cooperation Pour Le Developpement International (French)
> USAID-Ethiopia - Official Web Site of the USAID Mission in Ethiopia.
> Added January 31
> Central-Asian American Enterprise Fund - promotes the development of
> private enterprise in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan,
> Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan by operating as a venture capital
> institution to companies operating in the region, and to those companies
> and firms who may wish to invest in the region.
> EWET - Education With Enterprise Trust -Enabling poor Southern African
> communities through development assistance for them to become masters of
> their own destinies.
> Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) - The Network Startup Resource
> Center provides technical advice and engineering assistance to
> developing area networking initiatives seeking to connect to the public
> Internet, especially to academic/research institutions and
> non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
> Romanian-American Enterprise Fund - implements a strategic plan to
> fosters private sector development by investing in and making loans to
> small and medium size companies and by providing technical assistance.
> Rural Advancement Foundation International
> State Family Planning Commission of China - Information and statistics
> on family planning in China.
> World Council of Credit Unions - promotes the sustainable development of
> credit unions worldwide as instruments of economic and social
> YES - Youth Enterprise Society - A South African school based, club
> movement that develops the entrepreneurial competencies of grades 9, 10
> and 11 learners through a community based and action learning approach.
> The IDN plans to continue our growth and offerings. If you have not yet
> thought about a membership/sponsorship in the IDN, we encourage you to
> consider becoming a sponsor/member of the fastest growing, most
> comprehensive and current International Development Web Site on the
> Internet! Information is available at http://www.idn.org/membership/