Eldis is a free online service offered by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, U.K. Its purpose is to provide access to a full array of selected, evaluated, and synthesized resources on development policy, practice, and research. Specifically, Eldis contains more than 22,000 summarized and full-text documents from over 4,500 development organizations, extensive resource guides, dossiers to introduce new issues, country profiles, email newsletters, and newsfeeds, as well as information on jobs and events. Contributions of documents, news, and jobs announcements are actively solicited and can be submitted online. Eldis is funded by Sida, Norad, SDC, and DFID. Its stated purpose is to “ support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge” using customized electronic delivery systems to “reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels”.
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