These sites will be useful for your study into the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and how Non Government Organisations (NGO) are tackling these complex world issues.
Use this site for the list of the MDGs and use the list on the right hand side to access details on each goal and the extremely useful fact sheets.
Below are hyperlinks to some of the many Non Government Organisations websites. There are many more that aren't listed here.
These 3 sites are helpful to gather demographic data such as infant mortality rates, physicians per 1000 and other crucial data.
The CIA site also provides background history that is often important.
This site is helpful in getting up to date information that is easy to access about the country and its background issues. To use this site effectively select the appropriate continent from the toolbar and then scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of countries. The information is up-to-date and very accessible.