These sites are staightforward and mainly text-based, with few (if any) complicated graphics. They have good search facilities and fast access times, making it easy to get information quickly – a vital factor for enabling Southern users to gain ready access to Internet resources of business opportunities.
All of them are also numbered among the partners OneWorld online, an information hub and gateway for over 150 organisations working on development related issues worldwide, which includes the UK Overseas Development Institutewww.oneworld.org/odi/ and an array of Southern organisations. OneWorld’s Think Tank www.oneworld.org/thinktank/r features regular editorials and links to relevant full-text information available on OneoWorld’s partners’ sites, structured around key topics, and is designed to meet the needs of development practitioners, academics and journalists. Other good sites include: