Information Network on Rural Development (INRD), Bangladesh

  • Leelangi Wanasundera Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP)

Abstract

Gives a background on information Network on Rural Development (INRD), established in 1992. INRD was formed by the Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), an organization of 11 members. There are 24 libraries in INRD, devoted to the exchange of information on rural development and poverty. A participatory decision structure is operating. Interlibrary loan agreements have been made, with special attention to unique depositories of data. Training programs for staff have been initiated, and bulletins are being published. INRD functions without external aid, as the network is considered to be an integral function of the members libraries.

Author Biography

Leelangi Wanasundera, Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP)
Leelangi Wanasundera is Documentation Officer, Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Ceylon, and is an Associate of the (British) Library Association. Before joining CIRDAP she was Chief Documentation Officer in the People’s Bank, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Ms. Wanasundera has published widely, including bibliographies, directories, and journal articles. Her special interests include gender issues and information systems.
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