eJournals and Articles
The following programs provide free or discounted access to articles for NGOs and other institutions in developing countries:
List of eligible countries: http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/libraries/developing-nations-access-initiative-0
MUSE pricing is tiered based on the World Bank’s development indicators. For more information:http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/international_academic.html
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
Provides discounted or free access to electronic resources for members of partner countries’ consortia.
Join EIFL: http://www.eifl.net/how-join-eifl
List of country partners: http://www.eifl.net/where-we-work
PERii (Program for the Enhancement of Research Information)
Provides discounted or free access to electronic resources for members.
Register your organization: http://peri.inasp.info/peri/peri.pl
HighWire provides access to high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. Free access is provided to developing economies (as defined by the World Bank). There is no need to sign up for the service as the software automatically detects the country a user is connecting from and grants access accordingly.
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
Provides articles that span the biological, physical, and social sciences. Free access is available to the countries listed: http://www.pnas.org/site/misc/developingcountries.shtml
Open Access Journals and eBooks
AJOL (African Journals Online)
The largest online collection of African-published, peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Subscription rates dependent on World Bank classification. Many free, open access articles are available.
DFAJ (Directory of Free Arab Journals)
The directory collects refereed, scholarly, open access, full text e-journals in all subject areas issued by Arab universities and academic institutions. Journals are collected in Arabic, English, and French languages.
DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)
A new discovery service for free, peer reviewed books published under an Open Access license.
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
Provides free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
Sabinet Open Access Journals
The collection currently comprises 46 South African journals, which may be searched individually, and provides immediate access to the PDF versions of 6000+ full-text articles.
Reports and Papers
AfricaPortal is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa.
A free collection of economics working papers, journal articles, and software.
Selects the best reports from over 7500 development organizations and makes them available free to download.
Electronic Information System for International Law (ESIL)
Contains primary documents, authoritative websites, and research guides on all aspects of international law.
A digital library of foundation-sponsored reports maintained by Foundation Center.
Open Knowledge Repository
The World Bank’s open access repository of its books, reports, and papers.
A digital library of public policy research.
PROL: Political Research Online
A repository of conference papers and pre-print scholarship maintained by the American Political Science Association as well as a consortium of regional and international associations.
A source for timely and reliable humanitarian updates and analysis.
Publishes open access, peer-reviewed articles on the social sciences and humanities.
VoxEU provides research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists about the European Union.
A Spanish-language site, designed and supported by the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA), that aims at raising the level of economic policy debate concerning Latin American nations.
Online Data Sets
AidData provides access to over 96 donor agencies and multilateral organizations from 1949 to the present, depending on the source.
FIRST (Facts on International Relations and Security Trends)
FIRST contains data in areas such as conflicts, arms transfers, and military expenditures.
UNData contains numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Education, Employment, Information and Communication Technology, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
Uppsala Conflict Data Program
UCDP contains data on armed conflicts and peace agreements dating back to the 1970s.
World Bank Data Catalog
Provides download access to over 8,000 indicators from World Bank data sets.