On the occasion of the United Nations World Development Information Day 2012, Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting has launched the Development Research Crawler at http://research.weitzenegger.de.
This targeted search facility links to the leading development research institutes and libraries world-wide. It shall ease the access to both, development research and practice of international co-operation. The use is free and open to development professionals and policy makers as well as faculty staff and students and the public. The site was designed for low-bandwidth connections.
A keyword search easily leads to most relevant results. Queries in languages other than English are possible. The Development Research Crawler is a customised Google search engine that searches more than 350 selected websites and weblogs. The site offers other targeted search engines for thematic and regional subjects.
Karsten Weitzenegger provides consulting, training and evaluation services for good governance and economic development actions. His Website is becoming a popular knowledge portal for international cooperation practitioners.