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Development Practice Research Guide
Resources to support the Masters in Development Practice program and other Emory Development Studies programs
Getting Background on NGOS and non-profits is an important part of your job search. Below are resources that can assist you in doing this work.
Guidestar: A database that provides data on thousands numbers of non-profits, The searchable data Guidestar provides includes revenue, organizational overview, annual reports, lists of officers and other key personnel, and access to IRS 990s. You'll want to sign-in with your Emory ID and password to access the full capabilities of Guidestar. (Email Melissa Hackman for help navigating this database.)
Foundation Directory: A philanthropic database that provides program details on thousands of foundations and grants. You'll want to sign-in with your Emory ID and password.
Charity Navigator: A website that examines and rates non-profit financial health. Evaluates organizational accountability and transparency.
Glassdoor: Provides information on salaries and employee reviews of companies.
Devex: A website that provides regular updates on development organizations, issues, and has an extensive job bank.
The United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. The UN iLibrary currently consists of publications regarding human rights, climate change, economic and social development, international peace and security, international law, and public health.
The World Bank eLibrary is a collection of the World Bank’s numerous publications, reports, working papers and other related documents. All texts are searchable by both topic and region, and available in full-text. Currently, over 4,500 documents are indexed in the database. The World Bank’s areas of focus include economic and social development, education, environmental issues, health, and finance.