The Network Institute for Global Democratization (NIGD) aims to act as a pioneering pioneering form of electronic network further the democratisation process worldwide.It was founded in Finland in 1997 but now has other branches worldwide. Key areas of interest include North-South dialogues; world public finance, globalisation, and the promotion of a global civil society. It is possible to access information on the aims, history and current activities of the organisation. This includes the ability to download free of charge recent articles, working papers and full text reports. Topics covered by these include: transitions to democracy in the former nations of eastern Europe, third world debt ; the North-South divide and the creation of a global civil society.