DEV's popular Directory of Non-Governmental Development Organisations, last published in 1996 - for OECD European Member countries - and 1998 - for other OECD Member countries- , has been updated and made available freely on the Web.
This operation was implemented in partnership with five other European governmental and non-governmental organisations: the European Centre for Development Policy Management , the International Institute for Communication and Development , the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes , Coopération internationale pour le développement et la solidarité , and Europe's Forum on International Co-operation , an independent non-profit web-based cooperative of development organisations. All partners contributed their own contact list of partner organizations, totalling over 8,000 entries.
This web-based version of the database, called OneSiteEurope (OSE), aims to provide actors in the North and in the South, governmental and non-governmental, with reliable and easily accessible data on development NGOs, in order to facilitate joint action and knowledge sharing among like-minded organisations around the world. Exchange of data or multi-database searching will be further explored with owners of other databases, and individual organisations will be encouraged to update their own information directly.