Middle East: Development

Websites: 

Arab World Initiative
A partnership between the World Bank and Arab Countries, focusing on economic integration in the region.  The site provides data and research reports.

Directory of Development Organizations: Asia and the Middle East
Downloadable contact information of organizations promoting social and economic development and poverty reduction. Organized by individual country, geographic area and activity type.

IFAD Strategy for Rural Poverty Reduction: Near East and North Africa
Report on rural poverty from the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Islamic Development Bank
The IDB focuses on economic and social development in its member countries.  Their site features publications of the Bank including statistical reports.

United Nations Development Programme: Arab States
The UNDP's Arab States program's website has reports on development issues in the region plus links to individual country offices' websites.

USAID: Middle East Bureau
Information on the U.S. Agency for International Development's projects in the region.

The World Bank Group: Middle East & North Africa
Links to news, documents, working papers, and country profile information for the Middle East and North Africa from the World Bank.