Providing a clearinghouse for economic development information
Maintaining library on development planning Collecting publications on economic development
Maintain an information and documentation service on economic and development planning.
The African Institute for Economic Development (IDEP) and Planning maintains an information and documentation service on economic development experiences of African countries. Its library contains one of the richest collections of books, journals and documents on economic development and planning in Africa. It is an essential resource to the Institute's trainees and faculty, to visiting researchers, and to other institutions and international organizations based in Dakar. Allied to the documentation activities is the IDEP publications programme (monographs, guest lectures, proceedings of seminars and workshops, newsletter and pedagogical materials).
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.