http://SciDev.Net—the Science and Development Network, widely known by its Web address—is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology specifically for the developing world.

Through its Web site, http://SciDev.Net gives policymakers, researchers, the media, and civil society information about and a platform to discuss how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health, and raise standards of living around the world.

http://SciDev.Net also builds developing countries' capacity for communicating science and technology through encouraging regional networks of committed individuals and organizations and by providing practical guidance and specialist workshops.

http://SciDev.Net is committed to editorial independence, free access, constructive dialogue on science and technology–related issues, and the efficient use of other information sources.

http://SciDev.Net's news coverage is at the heart of its Web site, ...

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