Development Information Resource
The Development Information Resource (DIR) database is a country profile database that is designed to serve as a comprehensive resource for development practitioners in all industry sectors.
The DIR Country Profiles are comprised of information that is both objective (i.e. statistics and directories) and subjective (critical analysis and informed opinions). The value of the information collected is commensurate with both the credibility and the appropriateness of the source from which it is elicited, as well as the currency with which it is maintained. The key to the value of the subjective information sourced for the DIR is the collaboration with host country-based and host country-associated contacts who implicitly understand DI’s development approach and who share the development perspective of the communities and regions that are profiled.
Unlike existing country profiles based on research, which aggregate statistical data, the DI DIR compiles information useful to development practitioners for applied purposes. The structure and content reflects the service approach of Development International, that meaningful sustainable development is about local empowerment, and therefore, a relative concept appropriately defined, determined, and realized by the ultimate stakeholders.
The value of the DIR is the unique contributions it offers to development practitioners:
1. Subjective information from the perspective of host country stakeholders
2. Information that is locally sourced where appropriate, to the extent possible
3. Maintained in real time
For more information about the DI DIR, please contact us.