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Development Sectors and Cross-Cutting Issues
Sector Examples Illustrative Issues Sources of Information
Agriculture and Rural Development Livelihoods, land policy and administration (including land tenure), irrigation, finance , agricultural extension services, markets, agribusiness (processing, supply chains),livestock, aquaculture, roads, water supply, sanitation, water resources management, gender, elderly http://wwwr.worldbank.org/rural

http://www.cgiar.org

http://www.ifad.org

http://www.fao.org

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/agriculture/

http://www.ies.wisc.edu/ltc/

Urban Development Housing, informal settlements/unplanned growth, violence, water supply, waste disposal, transport, employment, industrial pollution, air pollution, traffic, cultural heritage, tourism, gender, youth http://www.worldbank.org/urban

http://www.unhabitat.org/

http://www.urbanet.info/

http://www.waste.nl/

http://www.sdinet.co.za/(slum dwellers)

http://www.citiesalliance.org

Environment and Climate Change Watersheds, forests, resource management, droughts, floods, erosion, climate change mitigation and adaptation, air, water, land degradation and pollution http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/
EXTERNAL/TOPICS/ENVIRONMENT/

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTSOCIALDEVELOPMENT/
0,,contentMDK:22115092~page
PK:210058~piPK:210062~theSite
PK:244363,00.html

http://www.unep.org/climatechange/

Disaster risk management Preparedness and  resilience  for floods, typhoons, tsunamis, drought, earthquakes http://wwwr.worldbank.org/hazards

http://www.gdnonline.org/

http://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform

Humanitarian Aid Coordination and provision of assistance following human and man-made disaster http://www.unhcr.org

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_
assistance

http://www.globalhumanitarianassistance.org/

Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, communicable diseases, malaria, oral rehydration therapy for diarrhea, preventive health care, training for health workers, medical supply chain http://www.who.int/en/

http://www.imva.org/Pages/orgfrm.htm

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/global_health/

http://www.globalhealthforum.org

http://www.unaids.org

http://www.aidsalliance.org

http://wwwr.worldbank.org/hnp

http://wwwr.worldbank.org/aids

http://www.unfpa.org

Education Girls’ education, primary education, early childhood education,  distance learning, higher education, teacher training, curricula, literacy and numeracy, vocational training, school construction, gender-based violence http://www.ibe.unesco.org

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/
education_and_universities

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/
cross-cutting_programs/wid/ed/index.html

http://www.worldbank.org/education

http://www.educationfasttrack.org

Social Safety Nets Health insurance, pensions, medical care and financial aid for the poor, group savings http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/social-security

http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/content/ieg/en/

home/reports/ssn.html?gclid=CMzaosaQ_q8CFcJxOgodJn0_GQ

http://www.adb.org/news/videos/
social-safety-nets-essential-part-asias-recovery

Private Sector Development Entrepreneurship, markets, microenterprise, small and medium enterprises, business development, cooperatives, public-private partnerships, corporate social responsibility, finance (banking and savings), labor standards, regulations, trade, work safety http://wwwr.worldbank.org/fpd

http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/employment-promotionhttp://idea.usaid.gov/

http://www.cgap.org

www.seepnetwork.org

Infrastructure (transport, energy, WSS) Roads, waterways, access to transport services, access to electricity, hydropower, solar, wind energy, bioenergy, indoor air pollution, water, sanitation, waterborne diseases. http://www4.worldbank.org/afr/
ssatp/Open.aspx?id=693

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/
EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTTRANSPORT/

EXTTSR/0,,contentMDK:20238928

http://www.gwpforum.org/servlet/PSP

http://www.irc.nl/

http://www.wsp.org/

http://www.esmap.org/

http://www.hedon.info

Extractive Industries Corporate social responsibility; sustainable community development planning; small scale mining http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/
EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTOGMC/
EXTEXTINDWOM/0,,contentMDK:
21206679~pagePK:210058~pi
PK:210062~theSitePK:3156914,00.html

http://www.chevron.com/globalissues/
corporateresponsibility/2010/utm_
campaign=Tier_1&utm_
medium=cpc&utm_source=
Google&utm_term=corporate_responsibility

http://www.riotinto.com/ourapproach/
6009_corporate_social_responsibilty_
csr_related_memberships.asp

Information Technologies Cell phones, village phones, internet, social networking, electronic market information, banking, and surveillance http://www.worldbank.org/ict/

http://www.infodev.org

http://www.itu.int/net/home/index.aspx

http://www.grameenfoundation.org

Governance and Anti-corruption Livelihoods, land policy Transparency, corruption, power relationships, social accountability; civil society http://www.transparency.org/

http://www.gsdrc.org/

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/
EXTERNAL/WBI/EXTWBIGOVANTCOR/
0,,menuPK:1740542~pagePK:64168427~pi
PK:64168435~theSitePK:1740530,00.htm

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/
democracy_and_governance

Conflict Mitigation Fragile and postconflict states, resilience to conflict, post-conflict trauma http://www.usip.org/

http://www.ipacademy.org/

http://wwwr.worldbank.org/conflict

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/What-we-do/
Research-and-evidence/news/research-news/
2012/Strengthening-Work-in-Conflict-Affected-
Countries-Through-Research/

Migration, Refugees, Trafficking Anti-trafficking, child labor, immigration, emigration, borders, refugees http://www.iom.int/

http://www.adb.org/news/videos/
human-trafficking-prevention

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/democracy_a
nd_governance/technical_areas/trafficking

Cross-cutting Issues Gender, Youth, Aging, Disabilities http://www.awid.org

http://wwwr.worldbank.org/gender

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_
programs/wid/about.html

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/
cross-cutting_programs/wid/disability/index.html


http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/
EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTSOCIALPROTECTION/
EXTDISABILITY/0,,menuPK:282704~page
PK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:282699,00.html

http://www.unyouth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=72

Safeguards Preventing harm to indigenous peoples, resettled and displaced people, cultural resources, and the environment http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/
EXTOED/EXTSAFANDSUS

Prepared by Mari Clarke 2012

 

 
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