Last updated:
22 February 07

‘Reading such rich material nourishes my mind and enriches my work.’
Bella Rosario, Mithra Foundation, Bangalore, India

Book Buys

Links to selected publishers on development policy and practice in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Most of the UN and major international aid agencies also publish some material in languages other than English; if they have not been listted below, you should go to the relevant organisation’s homepage and navigate from there. In addition, the major universities in most countries have an associated publisher.

While we cannot provide comprehensive listings, we would be pleased to have your recommendations of other publishers we should feature, particularly from non-OECD countries and from publishers in French, Portuguese, or Spanish.

The listings were all correct on 7 December 2006, so please let us know if you find any broken links. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page.

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African Books Collective
Anthem Press
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Basic Books
Berg Publishers
Berghahn Books
Birkhäuser Publishing Ltd
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Brookings Institution Press
Cambridge University Press
Canadian Council for International Cooperation
Center for Global Development
Central European University Press
Columbia University Press
Cornell University Press
Duke University Press
Earthscan Publications Ltd
Edinburgh University Press
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Emerald Insight
Harvard University Press
C. Hurst & Co.(Publishers) Ltd
ILO Publications
Inanna Publications and Education Inc
International IDEA
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Institute for Development Research
Institute for International Economics
Institute for the Study of the Americas (ILAS)
James Currey
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Koninklijke van Gorcum
Kumarian Press, Inc
Latin America Bureau
Leftword Books
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Manchester University Press
McGraw Hill
The Merlin Press
Minority Rights Group International
Monthly Review Press
Nation Books
New Internationalist Publications
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
North-South Center Press
NYU Press
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Oxfam Publishing
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Panos Institute
Penn State University Press
Pluto Press
Practical Action Publishing (formerly ITDG Publishing)
Praeger Publishers
Princeton University Press
PRIO (International Peace Research Institute)
Simon & Schuster
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Rutgers University Press
Sage Publications
Scholarly Resources
St. Martin’s Press
SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
Southend Press
The Sphere Project
Stanford University Press
Taylor & Francis
Transaction Publishers
Transparency International
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Publications
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
United Nations University Press
University of Arizona Press
University of British Columbia Press
University of California Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Massachusetts Press
University of Michigan Press
University of Minnesota Press
University of Nebraska Press
University of Notre Dame Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of Texas Press
University of the West Indies Press
University Press of Florida
Vanderbilt University Press
Westview Press
Women’s Press
Women Unlimited
World Bank Publications
World Health Organisation
World Resources Institute
World Vision International
Yale University Press
Zed Books



Commission Économique pour L’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes (CEALC)
Comité International de la Croix Rouge (CICR)
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
Comité 21
Centre Téchnique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA)-ACP-EU
Éditions Quae
Éditions Syllèpse
Enda Tiers Monde
Institut de Recherche pour le Développpement (IRD)
Institut Universitaire d’Études du Développement (IUED)
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT)
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Panos Caribbean
Panos France
L’Institut Panos Afrique de l’Ouest (IPAO)
Le Projet Sphère


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