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Africa Development
Journal published by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. Current and previous issues are available in full text.

Africa Development Indicators
World Bank statistical database with over 1600 indicators for 53 African countries.

Africa Portal
A collection of open source documents, books and journals covering policy-related topics. A project of the Africa Initiative.

Africa Progress Panel
Chaired by Kofi Annan, the Panel focuses on research and policy. Online publications include policy briefs and the annual Africa Progress Report.

Africa Research Institute
Founded in 2007, this organization publishes research papers on political and economic issues.

African Development Bank Group
Economic information for individual countries and the region, project profiles, and documents.

African Economic Research Consortium 
A nonprofit research organization based in Kenya. Links to research papers.

African Population Studies
Published by Union for African Population Studies, this open access journal is published semi-annually.

A joint research project of the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Center for Democratic Development (Ghana) and Michigan State University Department of Political Science.  Full text of briefing and working papers are available in PDF format.

Direction of Trade Statistics
You can build tables using the International Monetary Fund's Query Builder. Value of imports and exports to and from major trading partners for 160 countries.

*Available to current students, faculty and staff only
Includes the index Newspaper Source Elite and Academic Search Elite. Indexes magazines, journals and newspapers with full text for many articles.

Economic Commission for Africa
The UN agency which focuses on economic issues in the region. News, documents, and publications are available through this website.

A database of research reports and documents on international development issues. Hosted by the International Development Institute, the site is a collaborative project of multiple organizations and academic institutions.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets 
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Published by Gale, this encyclopedia focuses on countries with rapid economic and industrial growth.

Economic and commercial profiles of selected countries in Africa.

Human Development Reports
Reports for individual countries are available for download from this UNDP site.

IMF eLibrary 
*Available to current students, faculty and staff only
All International Monetary Fund reports, books and statistical publications are available through the eLibrary, including International Financial StatisticsBalance of Payments StatisticsDirection of Trade Statistics, and Government Finance Statistics.

Institute of Development Studies
Based at the University of Sussex, the Institute of Development Studies is a research organization.  The site provides access to an extensive collection of publications.

International Debt Statistics Online
International debt statistics from the World Bank. Covers 1970 to the present.

International Development Law Organization
This NGO focuses on rule of law and development. Their publications are available for download.

International Finance Corporation: Sub-Saharan Africa
News and IFC project information.

International Financial Statistics Online
This IMF statistical database provides access to regional and country statistics from 2004 to the present.

International Labour Organization
Find extensive statistics and publications from the ILO's website.

Journal of African Studies and Development
This open source peer-reviewed journal is published monthly.

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The JSTOR collection is an archival collection of scholarly journals in the fields of African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, general science, history, language & literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology and statistics.

Millennium Development Goals Reports
MDG Reports and Progress Charts are available for download.

The New Partnership for African Development is an African organization which focuses on socioeconomic development in the region.  Documents and project reports are published on the website.

Overseas Development Institute
Based in the UK, this think tank publishes extensively on development issues.

ProQuest Central 
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A good database for research on any topic. ProQuest Central searches academic journals, magazines, newspapers and dissertations with a high percentage of full text content.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global 
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A collection of dissertations and theses with full text dating from 1997.

Sage Journals 
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A collection of over 400 academic journals in the fields of education, management, political science, psychology, sociology, research methods, medicine and science.

Sage Knowledge 
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Search electronic academic books and reference works in the social sciences published by Sage.

Taylor & Francis Online: Social Science/Humanities  
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A package of over 1000 journals published by Taylor & Francis. Full text with archives dating from 1997.

UNDP Africa
The website of the United Nations Development Programme for the region has links to country offices, news and documents.

USAID Sub-Saharan Africa
News, documents and project information from the Agency for International Development.

World Bank E-Library 
*Note: Available to current  students, faculty and staff only
All current and recent World Bank publications are available here in PDF format.