Useful websites

The website of the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom. The site provides information on expenditure and plans, by country or region in a ‘Worldwide’ section. Each country page is a portal to key facts, maps, case studies, country plans and other relevant documents, and provides links to project information and other useful websites.

The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) website. PEFA improves the performance of country public financial management systems to strengthen economic growth and delivery of government services.

Governance for Development is the World Bank blog on governance and anti-corruption (GAC). Governance for Development is a forum for World Bank Group staff – and the wider development community engaged in governance – to debate, reflect and share experiences on the implications of mainstreaming GAC in development work.

The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society around the world to analyse and influence public budgets in order to reduce poverty and improve the quality of governance.

The Public Financial Management Blog shares the experience of International Monetary Fund staff with public financial management practitioners in ministries of finance and other fiscal agencies, academia, students and non-governmental organisations, as well as with the general public. The blog also features news, resources and ideas about public financial management systems, their operation and improvement, and their contribution to economic growth and achieving national objectives, including economic and financial stability. The blog also highlights new websites, articles and books that public finance practitioners and other readers might find useful, and provides informed comment on news and developments in public financial management.

The Overseas Development Institute is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

The Policy Practice does policy work in developing countries and advises and trains governments, development agencies, civil society organisations and companies. The approach is multidisciplinary, taking ‘The New Political Economy Perspective’ to understand the processes of socioeconomic change and their effects on the implementation of development programmes.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change and sets international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

The Effective Institutions Platform is an alliance of over 60 countries and organisations that support country-led and evidence-based policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and peer learning on public sector management and institutional reform.

The Governance Assessment Portal lists resources produced by the United Nations Development Programme’s Governance Assessments Programme, including user guides, planning resources and toolkits, policy documents, discussion papers, presentations and reports.

The website and data portal of the National Bureau of Statistics is the main statistical agency and custodian of official statistics in Nigeria. The website makes available online an extensive collection of data.

The website of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance provides information on the functions of the ministry, and on budgets, revenues, policies and service charters.

The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre provides cutting edge knowledge services on demand and online. It aims to help reduce poverty by informing policy and practice in relation to governance, social development, conflict and humanitarian assistance.

The McKinsey Center for Government (MCG) is a global hub for research, collaboration and innovation in government performance. Drawing on a network of external experts and McKinsey practitioners, MCG provides governments with both new and proven knowledge and tools to confront critical challenges in a context of limited resources, and creates opportunities for government leaders to learn from each other.

The United Nations Public Administration Network Online Training Centre provides free online training courses to anyone with internet access. The courses are available in English, Russian and Spanish. Registering online gives users access to courses on:

The website of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), a coalition of the 36 democratically elected Governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The website provides information on NGF and its activities to foster, promote and sustain a democratic ethos and good governance in Nigeria. NGF brings Governors together to share experiences, promote cooperation among States and resolve conflicts between States on the one hand and between States and federal government on the other.

Eldis aims to share the best in development policy, practice and research. Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse resources on international develop.9'ment issues. The database includes over 40,000 summaries, among them summaries of SPARC resources, and provides links to full-text documents.

Doing Development Differently is the online platform of the Doing Development Differently Manifesto Community. Over 400 people closely engaged with development processes in 60 countries have signed the Manifesto. The focus is on solving problems through step-by-step processes in which solutions emerge from learning and adaptation.